SEL Lessons 1

April 17, 2016
What to do when students make hurtful remarks - or worse?  The appropriate adult response depends on the behavior and its intent.  Here are some things to keep in mind: Don't let offensive behavior…
November 7, 2011
By Morningside Center   Lesson in brief: Students will work individually to create a "cultural banner" expressing values, traditions, activities, and places important in their families. Vocabulary…
November 7, 2011
By Morningside Center Lesson in brief: Working in small groups, students will categorize coping strategies as positive, negative, neutral and time-out behaviors. Vocabulary: Positive, Negative,…
November 7, 2011
In this activity, students interview and learn about one another. Introduction Discuss the word "interviews": What does it mean? Have the students seen interviews on TV or in person? Who does…
November 7, 2011
1. Raise the initial question and have students brainstorm all their initial responses. Write them down. Don't discuss them; accept all contributions. Teacher asks only such questions as "What does…
November 7, 2011
Two lessons for grades 3-5:   Note to the Teacher: Children meet situations every day in which they must decide how to balance their own interests in relation to the interests of other people:…
November 7, 2011
Community Meeting Community meeting is a regularly scheduled time in the week when students can discuss observations, questions, concerns, and worries.The children set the agenda for the forty-…
November 7, 2011
(Grades 4-6) Ask the class, What do we mean by "stereotype"? Elicit that a stereotype is a general statement about a group of people based on incomplete information. Today we're going to explore…
November 7, 2011
The "conflict escalator" is a useful idea for understanding conflict situations.This activity suggests a way to introduce the concept to very young children (kindergarten or first grade). Ask…
November 7, 2011
The beginning of the school year is an especially good time for community-building activities. Use them to help set a positive tone with students and to create routines that your class can use…