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Build positive relationships with students in 2 minutes a day.
PreK/Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School, High School
≤ 15 minutes
Students write a letter or poem to express their gratitude to something in the natural world.
PreK/Lower Elementary
Multiple Sessions
Students draw and write about ways they have acted with kindness towards others.
PreK/Lower Elementary
≤ 30 minutes
Students express gratitude through singing.
PreK/Lower Elementary
≤ 30 minutes
Use the Circle process to build a sense of connection among students and staff by sharing moods, feelings, and moments of joy and pain.
PreK/Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School, High School, College, Adult
≤ 30 minutes
Help students understand that mistakes are important for learning and growing our intelligence
PreK/Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School, High School, College, Adult
≤ 15 minutes
Students experience drawing as a strategy that can help shift unpleasant emotions to calmer, more pleasant ones.
PreK/Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary
≤ 30 minutes
In this circle activity, students practice mindful speaking and mindful listening.
PreK/Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School, High School
≤ 15 minutes
An interactive learning strategy that helps students clarify their own ideas and hear other perspectives—while getting them out of their seats.
PreK/Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
≤ 30 minutes
Students define gratitude and name things they’re grateful for.
PreK/Lower Elementary
≤ 30 minutes
A norm-setting activity to help create an environment for productive, positive, and equitable group work in math class
PreK/Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
≤ 30 minutes
Students write five things they’re grateful for once a day for two weeks.
PreK/Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School, High School
≤ 15 minutes
Students write a letter of thanks and deliver it in person.
PreK/Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School, High School
≤ 30 minutes
A game to develop students' memory and attention by remembering what you're supposed to do while doing a different motion.
PreK/Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School
≤ 15 minutes
A game to build students’ focus and attention by practicing careful looking to find the object that another person is thinking of
PreK/Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School
≤ 15 minutes
Students get a secret kindness buddy to do a kind act for during the week.
PreK/Lower Elementary
≤ 30 minutes
A magical game of tag that promotes inclusion and teamwork.
PreK/Lower Elementary
≤ 15 minutes
Simple ways for teachers, principals, and staff members to help families of all backgrounds feel welcome in the school community
PreK/Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School, High School, Adult
≤ 15 minutes
Students learn to notice sounds, their beginnings and endings, and the silent spaces between each sound.
PreK/Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School
≤ 15 minutes
A daily mindfulness and music appreciation practice for the whole school or a single classroom
PreK/Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School, High School, College, Adult
≤ 15 minutes
Grades K-3 students learn about the three parts of the brain that are involved with emotion regulation, attention, and learning.
PreK/Lower Elementary
≤ 30 minutes
A game to develop student's memory and attention by remembering what each person has said and repeating it in the correct order
PreK/Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School
≤ 15 minutes
Students identify ways that they have acted with kindness towards others.
PreK/Lower Elementary
≤ 30 minutes
Students discuss the SEL skills touched upon during the activity in which they have just participated.
PreK/Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School
≤ 15 minutes
Students observe their breath while relaxing and tensing their bodies, and then practice shaking and freezing their bodies.
PreK/Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School, High School
≤ 15 minutes
A game to develop students' memory and attention by remembering what motions accompany each phrase, and doing them correctly quickly
PreK/Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School
≤ 15 minutes
A game to develop students' self-control by doing the correct (silly) motion instead of the automatic one
PreK/Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School
≤ 15 minutes
A game to develop students' self-control by listening for a key phrase before doing an action
PreK/Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School
≤ 15 minutes
A list of strategies for making explicit connections to SEL skills throughout the day in order to reinforce students’ practice of skills
PreK/Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School, High School
≤ 15 minutes
Students build trust and inclusion through a quick and fun game that reveals their commonalities.
PreK/Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School
≤ 15 minutes
Strategies for parents and caregivers to help their children consider offering reparations as part of their apologies
PreK/Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School
≤ 15 minutes
A tool for fostering a supportive and equitable classroom and school environment and for promoting SEL.
PreK/Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School, High School, College, Adult
Students use dance to learn about the world and celebrate diversity.
PreK/Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School, High School
≤ 30 minutes
Students record three good things that happened to them each day for a week.
PreK/Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School, High School
≤ 15 minutes
Students learn how kindness and gratitude strengthen friendships through Splat the Cat.
PreK/Lower Elementary
≤ 30 minutes
A game to develop students' memory and attention by keeping track of objects in order to tell which one is missing
PreK/Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School
≤ 15 minutes
Through stories, discussion, and creative presentations about true heroes, students foster their compassion for others and see brave community involvement as an admirable, heroic way of life.
PreK/Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School, High School
Multiple Sessions
A game to develop students' memory and attention by remembering a series of motions and doing them in the correct order
PreK/Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School
≤ 15 minutes
A game to cultivate students’ focus and attention by knowing when it is their turn and the right thing to say
PreK/Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School
≤ 15 minutes