By the mid-point mark in a school year, educators can probably identify some students who would benefit from additional support as these students try to manage their emotions and/or engage in social situations. Many educators understand the benefits of implementing socioemotional learning (SEL) with their students, but they do not know what resources are available or cannot find time to address this topic in an existing curriculum. The School Resources to Support Military-Connected Families website offers free, online learning modules that can help school personnel integrate SEL into their existing practices. Links to nine 10-to-15-minute learning modules that include a brief overview of the research, tools, and strategies that you can integrate into your professional practice are listed below. We encourage you to explore any and all that interest you!
- Effectively utilize active-listening strategies to demonstrate empathy and foster change when working with students.
- Integrate SEL competencies into academic instruction.
- Remain calm, and stay neutral during problem situations.
- Model emotional awareness and emotional regulation.
- Communicate a demand for mutual respect and academic effort, and demonstrate a sense of genuine caring for students.
- Maintain high expectations of students regardless of other factors.
- Provide opportunities for students to make decisions and show responsibility.
- Structure cooperative learning activities in a manner that encourages the development of students’ interpersonal skills.
- Utilize brain breaks to help students re-focus as necessary.
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The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning. (2023). What does the research say? CASEL. https://casel.org/fundamentals-of-sel/what-does-the-research-say/