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Social Communication Activity for Middle Schoolers
Social Communication Activity for Middle Schoolers

Access FREE SEL materials today Effective communication with friends is a critical skill for middle school students, particularly those who may struggle with social interactions. As Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs), we have the unique opportunity to help students...

Activity for Fostering Independence in Preschoolers
Activity for Fostering Independence in Preschoolers

Access FREE SEL materials today Independence is a vital skill for preschoolers as they begin to navigate the world around them. Teaching young children how to be independent helps build their confidence, self-esteem, and problem-solving abilities. Everyday Speech...

Elementary Classroom Routine Poster
Elementary Classroom Routine Poster

Access FREE SEL materials today Establishing and maintaining classroom routines is essential for creating a structured and productive learning environment in elementary schools. Classroom routines help students understand expectations, reduce anxiety, and foster a...

Why is Group Work Important for Students?
Why is Group Work Important for Students?

  Access FREE SEL materials today   Introduction Group work is an essential part of education, especially in the elementary school years. It provides students with invaluable opportunities to develop not only their academic skills but also their social and...

Taking Responsibility Lesson for High Schoolers
Taking Responsibility Lesson for High Schoolers

Access FREE SEL materials today Teaching high school students the importance of taking responsibility is crucial for their development into mature and accountable adults. Responsibility is not only about owning up to mistakes but also about being reliable and making...

No-Prep Activities

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,...