|Second Step Videoes
(Staff access only)
||These are the video's used to develop the social emotioal learning skills of students. Supplemental work may be needed to support the video.ES Scope and Sequence, MS Scope and Sequence
|8 Activities for Building a Compassionate Classroom Culture with Elementary Students
||Many are familiar with the saying, “kids can be cruel,” but we can set our classroom culture up for students to lead with compassion instead. Set the tone with social-emotional learning concepts with your elementary students with these eight activities.
|33 Self Awareness Activities
||This includes your strengths and weaknesses, thoughts and beliefs, emotions, and sources of motivation. Having self-awareness helps you understand other people and how they view you and your actions. Here are 33 self-awareness activities that can help increase self-awareness in adults and students.
|Power of Relationship Building
||Research shows that students who feel safe and supported by adults at school are better able to learn.
|How to Develop and Practice Self-Regulation
||Your ability to self-regulate as an adult has roots in your development during childhood. Learning how to self-regulate is an important skill that children learn both for emotional maturity and later social connections.
||his article focuses on what respect is and what makes someone deserving of respect (your qualities, not your position). It includes five ideas for how to be a respected person. Idea 2, "if you want to be respected, respect others," is particularly relevant to both understanding your own social awareness and thinking about your role in modeling social awareness skills like respect for others.
|How do we learn to appreciate each other differences
||This article begins by clearly defining diversity and how each of those factors can impact how diversity is understood and viewed. It includes a three-step process for understanding diversity that focuses on awareness, knowledge, and skills.
|How to handle being bullied as an adult
||While bullying is a serious problem in our schools, it is not limited to a K-12 environment. This article digs into the motivations of adult bullies and provides recommendations and strategies for dealing with them.
|Conflict Resolution Skills
||This article digs into the roots of conflict and helps you consider the healthy and unhealthy ways that you might currently respond to conflict (note the connections to the SEL competencies of self-awareness and self-management). It concludes with a set of tips for managing and resolving conflict.
|30 Self Regulation Games for Students
||Even though self-regulation can be a challenging skill for many children, research has shown that games and fun activities can be effective in promoting the ability to self-regulate for children who are struggling.