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Just when you thought you knew about what SEL program is being taught in your kids school up pop (91) additional SEL Resources for Teachers.  Some of them may require contract commitments like Second Step and others may be free.  Many may also belong to the same organizations and their tangled webs of deceit.  They are all concerning but the “free” ones simply mean a backdoor for teachers if they are challenged on Second Step for example.

The upside is parents can get a real sense for how much SEL nastiness is out there.  Awareness is key.  So when you go to battle your kid’s school over SEL, unless you know specifically who the provider is just tell them you do not want ANY of it.

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4 Ways to Foster Positive Student Relationships https://www.edutopia.org/article/4-ways-foster-positive-student-relationships
5 Ways to Make Classrooms More Inclusive https://www.npr.org/2018/10/26/659571443/5-ways-to-make-classrooms-more-inclusive
8 Strategies to Improve Participation in Your Virtual Classroom https://www.edutopia.org/article/8-strategies-improve-participation-your-virtual-classroom
Action Plan Doc http://bit.ly/plan4SEL
Addressing Race and RacismEssential Considerations and a Library of Resources https://padlet-uploads.storage.googleapis.com/418766834/f2eedd2dbd6093ef54a37c908dc12d9b/Addressing_Race_and_Racism__A_Guide_for_School_Counselors__1_.pdf
ADL Lesson Plan Libraryblended and online learning solutions for educators and students promotes critical thinking and learning around historical and current events topics through the lens of diversity, bias and social justice.https://www.adl.org/education-and-resources/resources-for-educators-parents-families/lessons
An Unconventional Approach to Culturally Responsive Pedagogy https://www.edutopia.org/article/unconventional-approach-culturally-responsive-pedagogy
Books that MatterFeatured books come with discussion guides for teachers and parents.https://www.adl.org/education-and-resources/resources-for-educators-parents-families/childrens-literature
Can We Talk? Tips for Respectful Conversations in Schools, Workplaces and Communities https://www.adl.org/education/resources/tools-and-strategies/can-we-talk-tips-for-respectful-conversations-in-schools
CASEL Guiding Questions for Educators http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001o2RcaNGY8yUYX1Pr_2jmC3fzzg-hvA8V9GvL8S8VFiRPmsNjE0n2dvaomBHhDkfWlbxsVytQeFEm5huq9gPP3z8JOPf2PvTRmKAtCuHgZT6yOPunQL8bnEBkVMaXPIUQlFWICX7WQYzTKeQjXBO5JJdv_VTofQoq-y9ygtVFsY_BSeCR8tcNerTs9YcwxzGfXZCIG8Sf48mZWWu91XpX-I3ik8AwGdCBTOGCOfYsaAJZQgLC_E3eSPgCdgJQI1wl24jQ2Nag0_eIQcfwtZS7wQ==&c=RWrr94bUgkeDYleqnygpswm_iXWd3KroYKHVAtaXpqZpNM6VSQS-Ww==&ch=AEkB6qcG_wo08s6fGIwg1XJWlk1K-xmHyzfphl6sB1zX3vZfS5a2xg==
CASEL Wheel and Competencies https://padlet-uploads.storage.googleapis.com/418766834/08286b6e5c05562b8052ed6293b878c0/CASEL_Updated_SEL_Framework__1_.pdf
Character Report Card Graphic Organizer https://padlet-uploads.storage.googleapis.com/418766834/b7961024ea9dca21feb44701c05a338e/Character_Report_Card.pdf
Classroom ConversationsTips for teachers when facing difficult situations.https://www.adl.org/education/resources/tools-and-strategies/rosalinds-classroom-conversations
CommonLit https://www.commonlit.org/
Community Circles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fuLSU3bE-w
Community Walks https://www.edutopia.org/blog/community-walks-create-bonds-understanding-shane-safir
Conscious DisciplineLessons, posters, webinars, and more! https://consciousdiscipline.com/free-resources/
Daily Affirmations for Educators https://padlet-uploads.storage.googleapis.com/418766834/a2f68e53622f38d9c7d8cf2d1bc72938/Daily_Affirmations_for_Educators.pdf
Digital Learning Agreement (6-12) https://docs.google.com/document/d/15od_aYkTTQMZfz8p7tDJaIjr9s-JGaJIrNkmEk-8GX4/edit
Digital Learning Pledge K-5 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VCPGMbOuegxFuGzv3uL1ro9uIOV4NR0gpso7UYaAmkg/edit
Dos and Don’ts of Praise https://www.mindsetkit.org/topics/praise-process-not-person/dos-donts-of-praise
Elementary Remote Learning Class Meeting Guide https://cfccdn.blob.core.windows.net/static/pdf/k-5/second-step-k5-covid19-remote-class-meeting-guide.pdf
Emotional Regulation Book Playlist https://padlet-uploads.storage.googleapis.com/418766834/553933d558187da1d48ec6c4ec2fdaa2/Book_List.pdf
Empathy Self-Assessment https://psychology-tools.com/test/toronto-empathy-questionnaire
Empathy Tool Kit https://padlet-uploads.storage.googleapis.com/418766834/3d117d43e4d2beb0f7cb5e9e9b7c4bd1/StartEmpathy_Toolkit.pdf
Enemy Pie SEL Lesson https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1dGnLiiDCT6N_luy2GpR6bnPur6S4dyXMNgJxPtRyjN4/edit?usp=sharing
Finding the Courage to Support Queer Youth https://www.teachingquality.org/finding-the-courage-to-support-queer-youth/
Five Point Scale Examplesinformation about the use of the 5-point scale and other systems to teach social and emotional conceptshttps://www.5pointscale.com/scales.html
Fostering Equity in the Classroom https://www.edutopia.org/article/fostering-equality-classroom
Free Digital Lessons in SEL https://everfi.com/partners/k-12-educators/social-emotional-learning/
FREE Strengths Surveyfor adults and youthhttps://www.viacharacter.org/account/register
Friendship Skills- 5 Step Apology Visual and more https://padlet-uploads.storage.googleapis.com/418766834/c584729244f4510c1fc09b13b27e5117/Friendship_Tools__1_.pdf
Global Read Aloud https://theglobalreadaloud.com/
GLSEN Safe Space Book for Educators https://www.glsen.org/sites/default/files/2019-11/GLSEN%20English%20SafeSpace%20Book%20Text%20Updated%202019.pdf
Go from a Safe Classroom to a Brave Classroom https://www.adl.org/education/resources/tools-and-strategies/moving-from-safe-classrooms-to-brave-classrooms
Going Beyond ‘How Are You Feeling? https://www.edutopia.org/article/going-beyond-how-are-you-feeling
Grab the MicJason Reynoldshttps://www.loc.gov/item/prn-20-028/jason-reynolds-national-ambassador-for-young-peoples-literature-connects-with-young-people-at-home-through-new-video-series-and-newsletter/2020-04-09/
Growth Mindset Worksheet  https://assets.ctfassets.net/p0qf7j048i0q/40RSSYU3EBI1vJ5YHYxNHj/78bd6803f3c72ccd35eb0088a31db859/What_I_Can_Say_Instead_Understood.pdf
Guide to TikTok https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/parents-ultimate-guide-to-tiktok
Hand Signals to Engage Students in Group Conversations (Large and Small)9/14/2020https://padlet-uploads.storage.googleapis.com/418766834/f19fcdfbc27791c18fce027e05a32954/Edutopia_Hand_Signals.pdf
Headspace for EducatorsFREE access to this incredible website and app. https://www.headspace.com/educators
Home Visits https://www.edutopia.org/blog/home-visits-reaching-beyond-classroom-jill-thomas
Implicit Bias https://www.edutopia.org/blog/keys-to-challenging-implicit-bias-shane-safir
Inclusive Classroom Practices Poster https://padlet-uploads.storage.googleapis.com/418766834/23c8a5753630256d78a78e300c94d1cc/Let_students_identify_themselves_on_the_first_day_of_class__Ask_them_to_fill_out_index_cards_with_their_preferred_name_and_pronouns__then_be_sure_to_update_the_class_list_and_share_that_list_when_there_s_a_subst.pdf
Jason Reynolds: Write. Right, Rite. https://guides.loc.gov/jason-reynolds/grab-the-mic/wrr
Lesson Plan for Establishing Ground Rules https://www.adl.org/sites/default/files/documents/assets/pdf/education-outreach/establishing-ground-rules.pdf
Lesson Plan LibraryThese robust, ready-to-use classroom lessons offer breadth and depth, spanning essential social justice topics and reinforcing critical social emotional learning skills.https://www.tolerance.org/classroom-resources/lessons
Making Connections with Greetings at the Door https://www.edutopia.org/video/making-connections-greetings-door
Mind YetiMind Yeti is a library of research-based guided mindfulness sessions that help kids and their adults calm their minds, focus their attention and connect to the world around them.https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiaUKiwbiHMQDQLCXoPaMMYotldKlUQCw
Morningside CenterSEL and Restorative Practices Classroom Activitieshttps://www.morningsidecenter.org/sel-and-rp
NewselaEmpower teachers to integrate SEL into their core literacy instruction with content that is relevant to what students are experiencing—wherever they’re learning.https://newsela.com/about/solutions/sel/
Nice White Parents Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/introducing-nice-white-parents/id1524080195
Online Games to Get Your Class Engaged and Connected https://www.morningsidecenter.org/teachable-moment/lessons/online-games-get-your-class-engaged-connected
Philosophical Chairs https://www.edutopia.org/article/framework-whole-class-discussions
Philosophical Chairs Class Norms Poster https://padlet-uploads.storage.googleapis.com/418766834/95f29109f0fb0457a54347296f4215c2/Philosophical_Chair_Norms.pdf
PLANNING RESOURCES & BOOK LISTS  
Pure EdgePure Edge is committed to helping educators and learners easily access content to support well-being. Sign in and access all of their free content for your use and to share broadly!http://pureedgeinc.org/curriculum
Pushing Against the Wall (Calming Technique) Quick Video on how to incorporate this technique to benefit all students.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKHU1a3HQGE
Random Acts of Kindness https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/
Rapid Reset: Sipping WaterQuick video on how to model a calm down strategy with a student- super simple!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUxuElz_FEM&list=RDCMUCdksaQxXH13BMeHo09MorBg&start_radio=1&t=26
Responsive Classroom https://www.youtube.com/user/responsiveclassroom
Restorative Circle in 4th Grade Classroom https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNTFIzxObIs
Restorative Practices Educator Tool Kit https://www.restorativeresources.org/educator-toolkit.html
Sample Teaching Activities to Support Core Competencies of SEL https://www.casel.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Sample-Teaching-Activities-to-Support-Core-Competencies-8-20-17.pdf
Second StepLoads of resources, lessons and guides.https://www.secondstep.org/covid19support
SEL for Educators ToolkitLearn Five High-Leverage Practices to support their own social-emotional development and well-being.https://www.transformingeducation.org/sel-for-educators-toolkit/
SEL LESSONS & CONTENT  
SEL Video Lessons(Free Library)https://www.lessonsforsel.com/video-resources
Self-Assessing Social and Emotional Instruction and Competencies- A Tool for Teachers https://padlet-uploads.storage.googleapis.com/418766834/6dc309b02f6058f58deb8b1816b43246/Self_Assessing_Social_and_Emotional_Instruction_and_Competencies__A_Tool_for_Teachers.pdf
Seven Strategies for Building Relationships that Work http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/sept16/vol74/num01/Seven-Cs-for-Effective-Teaching.aspx
Socratic Seminar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3IBLKYaK1E
Staff SEL Presentation https://padlet-uploads.storage.googleapis.com/418766834/385383c41d7df6d092ab98995faad397/All_slides___VCASE_Social_Emotional_Wellness_for_Teachers.pdf
STEP FIVEBuild relationships and get to know your students. 
STEP FOURConsider the needs, backgrounds, and experiences of all students. 
STEP ONETake Stock & Take Care & Take Notice 
STEP THREEEncourage positive teacher-student interactions and student-student interactions 
STEP TWOEstablish positive and predictable classroom environments.  
Strengths-Based Gratitude Curriculum for Tweens and Teens https://ggsc.berkeley.edu/images/uploads/GGSC_Gratitude_Curriculum_MS_HS.pdf
Student Driven Conversations https://www.edutopia.org/article/building-community-student-driven-conversations
Student TextsSearchable library of short texts offers a diverse mix of stories and perspectives. https://www.tolerance.org/classroom-resources/texts
Teacher Warm-Up to Build Empathy https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/for-educators/empathy/teacher-to-teacher-use-a-daily-warm-up-to-build-empathy?_ul=1*1x069ls*domain_userid*YW1wLS1rZng1ZzRXRm5iODFhVTZuQ1ZSTlE.
Teaching in Support of Black Lives: Education at a Crossroads https://youtu.be/dW2vxs_UXwg
Teaching Tolerance (Teaching Strategies) https://www.tolerance.org/classroom-resources/teaching-strategies
The Big List of Class Discussion https://www.cultofpedagogy.com/speaking-listening-techniques/
The Danger of a Single Story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9Ihs241zeg&feature=youtu.be
The Incredible 5-Point Scale Check-in routines help students self-reflect upon their emotional state. http://ttacwm.blogs.wm.edu/provide-visual-supports-classroom/
This Teenage Life http://thisteenagelife.org/#guides
Uplifting Books About Black and Brown Kids https://www.commonsensemedia.org/lists/jerry-crafts-picks-uplifting-books-about-black-and-brown-kids
Virtual Student Check-InThe first child-facing emotional wellness platform that captures how kids feel and helps parents and educators respond.

https://www.closegap.org/
What Do Safe, Respectful and Inclusive Virtual Classrooms Look Like?  https://www.adl.org/education/resources/tools-and-strategies/what-do-safe-respectful-and-inclusive-virtual-classrooms
WIDE OPEN SCHOOLIncredible library of amazing resources for Social Emotional Learning and so much more!https://wideopenschool.org/student-activities/emotional-well-being/grades-3-5/

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