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Bullying Awareness & Prevention Lesson
Bullying Awareness & Prevention Lesson

Access FREE SEL materials today Bullying remains a persistent problem in schools around the globe. Addressing this issue effectively involves not only recognizing the signs of bullying but also empowering students to take active roles in prevention. Use this Bullying...

Teaching Emotional Recognition to Middle Schoolers
Teaching Emotional Recognition to Middle Schoolers

Access FREE SEL materials today For some middle school students, understanding and responding to emotions can be particularly challenging. Special educators have the unique opportunity to guide these students in mastering these essential skills using targeted tools...

Teaching Task Initiation in High School
Teaching Task Initiation in High School

Access FREE SEL materials today High school can be a challenging time for many students as they navigate complex academic and social landscapes. For those with executive functioning difficulties, the ability to start and complete tasks can be particularly daunting. As...

Elementary Task Initiation Lesson
Elementary Task Initiation Lesson

Access FREE SEL materials today Teaching executive functioning strategies to elementary students is crucial for their academic success and overall development. Among these strategies, task initiation and making a plan are foundational skills that can significantly...

Spring SEL Craft for Preschool
Spring SEL Craft for Preschool

Access FREE SEL materials today As spring approaches, it opens a world of possibilities for preschool teachers to explore mindfulness with their learners. Mindfulness, the practice of being present in the moment, can be a fun exploration, especially when paired with...

Using the Relationship Ruler for Middle Schoolers
Using the Relationship Ruler for Middle Schoolers

Access FREE SEL materials today Middle school marks a pivotal time in students' social development, a period characterized by the deepening of friendships, the exploration of personal identity, and the initial navigation of complex social situations. For some special...

Feelings and Facial Expressions Dice Roller Activity
Feelings and Facial Expressions Dice Roller Activity

Access FREE SEL materials today In the nuanced world of high school special education, where educators strive to meet diverse learning needs with creativity and compassion, understanding emotions plays a pivotal role. Recognizing and responding to feelings and facial...

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Changing the Channel on Big Emotions: A Guide for Educators
Changing the Channel on Big Emotions: A Guide for Educators

Introduction Emotions and feelings are an inherent part of our daily experiences, and they can be both positive and negative. Sometimes, we encounter big, negative emotions like anger, frustration, or sadness, which can dominate our thoughts and impact our...

Teaching Kindergarten Students the Importance of Asking Permission
Teaching Kindergarten Students the Importance of Asking Permission

Introduction Asking permission is a crucial skill for young learners to develop. It teaches them the importance of respecting others' belongings and personal space, and helps to foster a positive classroom environment. In this blog post, we will discuss the concept of...

Teaching Problem-Solving Skills through Social-Emotional Learning
Teaching Problem-Solving Skills through Social-Emotional Learning

Introduction Problem-solving skills are essential for students, especially those in special education. These skills can help students navigate their emotions, communicate effectively, and build positive relationships with peers and educators. In this blog post, we'll...

Switching Tracks: Adapting to Change in Group Activities
Switching Tracks: Adapting to Change in Group Activities

Introduction Switching Tracks is a crucial skill that helps students adapt to change, particularly when working in groups. Change can be challenging, and unexpected alterations in plans can cause feelings of anxiety or upset. To better navigate these situations,...