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Students build trust and inclusion through a quick and fun game that reveals their commonalities.
A game involving balance and teamwork that helps build trust.
Students and staff lessen their stress by changing their outlook on a negative event.
Students learn to notice sounds, their beginnings and endings, and the silent spaces between each sound.
A simple way to build students’ academic mindset, trust, and positive identity.
Build positive relationships with students in 2 minutes a day.
Students learn how to comfort themselves during stressful times.
Students practice and build executive function skills in whole-class games.
Introduce students to “Focus Power,” or the ability to sustain attention and ignore distractions when needed.
Students write five things they’re grateful for once a day for two weeks.
Help students calm themselves through a short coloring exercise.
Students redirect their attention to their breath each time their minds wander.
Students observe their breath while relaxing and tensing their bodies, and then practice shaking and freezing their bodies.
Students track their breathing as they trace up and down the fingers of one hand.
Students mentally send good wishes to someone who is important to them.
Introduce students to “Remember Power,” or the ability to keep track of, update, and use information over short periods of time.
Develop students’ intellectual humility through concept mapping
Simple ways for teachers, principals, and staff members to help families of all backgrounds feel welcome in the school community
Students discuss the SEL skills touched upon during the activity in which they have just participated.
Introduce students to “Stop and Think Power,” or the ability to control impulses and to “think before you act.”
Students record three good things that happened to them each day for a week.
A routine for celebrating each student in your class
Students explore their thoughts, emotions, or ideas by freewriting on a topic of their choosing, an academic-related question, or an ethical dilemma.
Students cultivate greater humility by practicing good listening skills.
Help students plan enjoyable activities as a form of self-care
A game to develop students' memory and attention by remembering what motions accompany each phrase, and doing them correctly quickly
A daily mindfulness and music appreciation practice for the whole school or a single classroom
A game to build students' focus and attention by remembering when to use motions instead of words.
In this circle activity, students practice mindful speaking and mindful listening.
Students listen to a song or piece of music and observe their responses.
Students reflect on how their science learning is relevant to their lives.
Strategies for parents and caregivers to help their children consider offering reparations as part of their apologies
Discussion questions for families to deepen their child’s experience of gratitude
A game to develop students' self-control by waiting before doing a series of motions.
Students learn to observe and accept emotions and body sensations.
Students briefly check-in with themselves and focus their attention on their breath.
A discussion that uses scenarios to explore character and citizenship.
A practice for parents and caregivers to help their child or teen plan enjoyable activities as a form of self-care
Teachers and students create a safe space to develop strong relationships.
Develop students’ intellectual humility by helping them to ask questions while thoughtfully evaluating evidence.
A values-informed process to help students make the best possible ethical choices
Students learn to manage their emotions in a healthy way by identifying the people and places that influence changes in their emotions.
Students think about a time when they felt close to someone in order to foster a sense of belonging and well-being.
A daily mindfulness and poetry appreciation practice for the whole school or a single classroom
A list of strategies for making explicit connections to SEL skills throughout the day in order to reinforce students’ practice of skills
A game to build students’ focus and attention by practicing careful looking to find the object that another person is thinking of
A game to develop students' self-control by doing the correct (silly) motion instead of the automatic one
A game to develop students' self-control by stopping themselves from moving or dancing when the music stops
A game to develop students' memory and attention by remembering a series of motions and doing them in the correct order
A game to develop students' memory and attention by keeping track of objects in order to tell which one is missing
A game to develop student's memory and attention by remembering what each person has said and repeating it in the correct order
A game to cultivate students’ focus and attention by knowing when it is their turn and the right thing to say
A game to build students’ focus and attention by listening carefully to hear who stole the honey pot
A game to develop students' self-control by managing how they sing a familiar song
A game to develop students' self-control by listening for a key phrase before doing an action
A game to cultivate students’ focus and attention by listening carefully and remembering the right motion
A game to develop students' memory and attention by remembering what you're supposed to do while doing a different motion.
Help students (or staff) understand that mistakes are important for learning and growing our intelligence.
Students practice appreciating the body’s processes in a deeply mindful way.
Students establish and build friendships with classmates in a safe way.
A short practice for mindfully exploring your emotional experience when you help a student
In a group meeting, students share their feelings while also building their feelings vocabulary and emotion knowledge.
Students take time to reflect on positive experiences, attributes, and/or aspirations.
Students cultivate moral reasoning skills and humility through a peer-feedback process focused on P.E. skills.