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.

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

June 10, 2019

During the last few weeks of school, we and our students often struggle to stay focused. And yet there is still work to be done. Try these steps to keep students engaged (and yourself sane) as summer approaches.

This is Tip 2 of our 3-part end-of-year care package. See Tip 1 and Tip 3

May 22, 2019

Senior trainer Marieke van Woerkom offers a collection of strategies, from bringing plants into the classroom to mindful breathing, to help us and our students cope with the pressures of testing season.  

This is Tip 1 of our 3-part end-of-year care package. See Tip 2 and Tip 3

March 12, 2019

Gratitude can reduce stress and reshape the brain. Here are two steps for practicing it.

January 3, 2019

Three simple steps to help us calm our brains — and our classrooms.