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Woodbury Advisory: Social-Emotional Learning

A guide to activities and themes to cover with advisory classes.

Social-Emotional Learning

What is social-emotional learning? 

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) defines SEL as, “the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions” (2020).

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Self-Awareness

Self-Awareness: One’s understanding of how emotions and thoughts influence their behavior.

Below are videos, articles, and strategies to help further your understanding of Self-Awareness. These resources will help you implement this concept into your advisory and classroom.

Videos:

Self-Awareness Introduction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZUIl0Np5kc

Observations: Authentic-Self https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIhEMk7CZ-A

3 Strategies to Becoming Self-Aware https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyQIx2p7Qe8

 

Articles:

Teaching Self-Awareness to Students: 5 Effective Strategies https://www.positiveaction.net/blog/teaching-self-awareness-to-students

Self-Awareness (Social-Emotional Learning) https://www.landmarkoutreach.org/strategies/sel-self-awareness/

 

Strategies/Activities:

MODELING- is an essential component to all SEL competencies

Goal Setting- Academic or Social

Journaling

Meditation- Transcendental Meditation  https://youtu.be/fO3AnD2QbIg

Activities and Exercises to Teach Self-Awareness https://positivepsychology.com/self-awareness-exercises-activities-test/

Centervision: 72 Social Emotional Learning Activities https://www.centervention.com/social-emotional-learning-activities/?_page=2

 

When teaching Self-Awareness works best: 

Individual Activities

Relationship Skills

Relationship Skills: One’s ability to create and maintain positive relationships while displaying the appropriate skill set.

Below are videos, articles, and strategies to help further your understanding of Relationship Skills. These resources will help you implement this concept into your advisory and classroom.

Videos:

Relationship Skills Introduction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uva43a7-zsQ

Power of Relationship Skills (Opening Up to Students) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzvm1m8zq5g&t=113s

Student Feedback https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nH6Pq93C1c

 

Articles:

Social-Emotional Learning: Developing Relationship Skills https://www.landmarkoutreach.org/strategies/relationship-skills-sel/

SEL & Beyond: Relationship Skills https://www.infobase.com/blog/featured/sel-beyond-relationship-skills/

Relationship Skills https://mylearningtools.org/relationship-skills/

 

Strategies/Activities:

MODELING- is an essential component to all SEL competencies

Morning Meetings

Turn and Talks

Socratic Seminars

Project-based Learning

Social Awareness and Relationship Skills Activities

https://ggie.berkeley.edu/student-well-being/sel-for-students-social-awareness-and-relationship-skills/?level=13&duration=17#tab__3

Relationship Skills Activity Bank

http://actforyouth.net/youth_development/professionals/sel/relationship_skills.cfm

 

When teaching Relationship Skills works best:

Group Settings: Pairs, Small Group, or Whole Group Activities

 

Benefits of Social-Emotional Learning

There are numerous short and long-term advantages to implementing a successful social-emotional learning curriculum.

  • Contributes significantly to important life outcomes:

    • Better mental health

    • School success

    • College entry and completion

    • Lifetime earnings

  • Acts as a buffer to the effects of exposure to risk factors:
    •  Aggression
    • Substance Abuse
    • Bullying
    • Disruptive behavior 

Self-Management

Self-Management: One’s ability to regulate their emotions and behaviors in all types of settings.

Below are videos, articles, and strategies to help further your understanding of Self-Management. These resources will help you implement this concept into your advisory and classroom.

Videos:

Self-Management Introduction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHHZEuXLelI

Self-Management: Ways to Reduce Stress https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSjCjOmnz-4

Steps to Manage Anger https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbpTohPUhMw

 

Articles:

Tools for Student Self-Management https://www.edutopia.org/blog/tools-for-student-self-management-andrew-miller

Teaching Self-Management Skills: 5 Strategies to Creating an Effective Plan https://www.positiveaction.net/blog/teaching-self-management-skills

 

Strategies/Activities:

MODELING- is an essential component to all SEL competencies

Goal Setting- Academic or Social

Graphic Organizers & Checklists

Morning Meetings/Emotional Check-ins

Meditation

Mindfulness Activities

Self-Management Strategies PDF

 

When teaching Self-Management works best:

Start of the Day, Class, Activity, or New Unit of Study

Social Awareness

Social-Awareness: One’s ability to understand social situations and consider the diverse backgrounds and feelings of those around you.

Below are videos, articles, and strategies to help further your understanding of Social-Awareness. These resources will help you implement this concept into your advisory and classroom.

Videos:

Social Awareness Introduction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IflFLzG_Jc

Empathy Can Change the World https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aU3QfyqvHk8

Emotional Awareness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVZSnpmY8fo

 

Articles:

What is Social-Awareness? https://transformingeducation.org/resources/social-awareness-toolkit/

Social Awareness & Strategies 

http://actforyouth.net/youth_development/professionals/sel/social_awareness.cfm

Social Awareness (Social-Emotional Learning) https://www.landmarkoutreach.org/strategies/social-awareness-sel/

 

Strategies/Activities:

MODELING- is an essential component to all SEL competencies

Demonstrating Empathy in Writing Across Content

                (Even incorporate into Math word problems)

Posted “Norms”

Group Shares

Turn and Talks

Role Playing/Scenario Activities Social-Awareness Presentation and Activities

Social Awareness and Relationship Skills Activities

 https://ggie.berkeley.edu/student-well-being/sel-for-students-social-awareness-and-relationship-skills/?level=13&duration=17#tab__3

 

When teaching social-awareness works best:

Start Day/Class, Activity, or New Unit of Study- Small or Large Group settings 

Responsible Decision-Making

Responsible Decision-Making: One’s ability to make sound decisions and judgments based on social norms and accepted behaviors.

Below are videos, articles, and strategies to help further your understanding of Relationship Skills. These resources will help you implement this concept into your advisory and classroom.

Videos:

Responsible Decision-Making Introduction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtrYWKzINoQ

How to Teach Responsible Decision Making https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPGytv9QdfA

Wise Choices- Motivational Speaker  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsvB8XHoh34

 

Articles:

Teaching Responsible Decision Making https://everfi.com/blog/k-12/responsible-decision-making/

SEL & Beyond: Responsible Decision Making https://www.infobase.com/blog/featured/sel-beyond-responsible-decision-making/

 

Strategies/Activities:

MODELING- is an essential component to all SEL competencies

Critical Thinking

Reflection Questions

Role Playing/Scenario Activities

Responsible Decision Making Resource Bank

http://actforyouth.net/youth_development/professionals/sel/decision_making.cfm

SEL for Students: Ethical Decision Making and Social Responsibility

https://ggie.berkeley.edu/student-well-being/sel-for-students-ethical-decision-making-and-social-responsibility/?level=13#tab__3

 

When teaching Responsible Decision-Making works best:

Individual Work or Group Work; Throughout Activities & Units of Study