It enables you talk to kids about social emotional learning situations in real time. The steps are straightforward and conducted in manageable chunks.
It takes 5-15 minutes daily for approximately two weeks, and is then easily maintained all year. Conduct the lessons during the morning routine, after recess, or end of the day, and get the full year social emotional expectations done and out of the way.
Once students have social emotional skills and a peaceful environment, they can focus on academic achievement. All you'll need to do is give random reminders, or incorporate some simple SEL activities into ELA, SS, or Science standards.
Some states have published SEL guidelines, standards, and/or benchmarks. The most common benchmarks are: (1) develop self awareness and self management skills essential for success in school and life; (2) use social awareness and interpersonal skills to develop positive relationships; (3) demonstrate ethical decision making skills and responsible behavior in personal, school and community contexts.
Use just the 10 story videos with downloadable pdfs. Do the exercises directly from the video by pausing it, or use the pdfs for student writing response.
Add the full 76-page, full color teaching guide with pacing chart, scripted lessons, blank masters and posters.
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