SEL Tips

Tips to help you use social & emotional learning strategies to build skills and strengthen your classroom community every day. Sign up for our newsletter to get new tips as we create them.

March 7, 2023

Watch, read about — and try! — this 'snippet of magic' for younger elementary students. 

February 21, 2023

How can we turn a rough day with students into a teachable moment? Here's one teacher's strategy for a "reset" that promotes accountability. 

April 25, 2022

Invite students to think about the power of storytelling, and make time for storytelling in your classroom.

July 6, 2021

These practices can help both young people and adults stay grounded when anxiety arises. 

May 18, 2021

The year is coming to a close! Here are some activities & tips to consider for the final weeks of school.

May 1, 2021

Build classroom community by making a practice of sharing appreciations.

March 29, 2021

In this two-minute video, staff developer Iris Laurencio demonstrates a breathing technique that can help both young people and adults reduce stress on the spot. 

November 5, 2020

Using a “power pose” can help young people and adults increase their confidence before anxiety-producing activities. Here's a step by step process to help students develop the practice.

March 26, 2020

Both teachers and parents may find these basic social and emotional learning (SEL) practices, from deep breathing to self-talk, helpful during this stressful time.

June 10, 2019

For many students, the close of the school year comes with anxiety about the transitions ahead. Try these strategies to help you and your students address those anxieties in a positive way. This is Tip 3 of our 3-part end-of-year care package. Also see Tip 1 and Tip 2