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Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is necessary for everyone of all ages. The sooner it starts the better, whether it is taught in the home or at school. Providing SEL training within schools is essential to ensure that all children are provided with these important life skills. Social emotional skills help people form a sense of self, manage emotions, and maintain healthy relationships both personal and professional. SEL teaches people how to practice empathy toward other individuals and groups. Social emotional skills enable people to achieve their personal goals. They also allow people to participate constructively in groups to achieve collective goals. In order to establish a structured approach to SEL, the topic has been broken into five categories:
|Managing Anger and Other Tough Emotions|
|How Your Brain Works|
|State of Mind|
|Memory and Focus|
|Aiming for Personal Resilience|
|Capturing & Controlling Thoughts|
|Benefits of Gratitude|
|Recognizing & Avoiding Negativity|
|Cutting Doubt & Fear to Pieces|
|The Math of Emotions (Balancing Positive and Negative)|
|Journaling Events & Emotions|
|Asking for Help|
|Healthy vs Unhealthy Disagreements|
|Social Communication Skills|
|Identifying & Preventing Bullying|
|Dealing with Conflict|
|Shifting a Negative Conversation to a Positive One|
|Apologies – Giving & Accepting|
|Blame vs. Responsibility|
|The Foundations of a Relationship|
|Establishing & Nurturing Relationships|
|Developing Social Awareness|
|Neurodiversity and Disability|
|Cultural Awareness and Respect|
|Setting Goals & Discovering Inspiration|
|How to Reach Your Goals|
|Dealing with Peer Pressure|
|How to Prioritize|
|Problem Solving Techniques|
|Sleep, Rest, Diet, Exercise|
Selena offers 6 Delivery Methods in order to enhance content retention, boost engagement, and make learning fun.
PDF Lesson Plans
Designed for teachers to help introduce vocabulary and concepts. Short activities are included.
Each lesson plan has three activities, handouts, and a guide for Individualized Support. Every lesson plan is accompanied by a ready-to-use PowerPoint.
Short video lessons meant to entertain and educate. These lesson are available in 3 formats:
(1) Animated Selfie Videos, (2) Cartoon Videos in both 2-D and 3-D, and (3) Live Action Videos, for watching real life scenarios.
60 to 90 second meditation exercises that are easily accessible to students at home or in school during free time.
These are self-guided activities that can be used as needed. Teachers may also like to play these to start a class.
For each topic, there is an accompanying activity guide or workbook. Teachers and students can utilize these at home or in the classroom.
Some are designed for individual use while other are intended for group discussion.
One to One Exercises
These exercises are designed for students who thrive from one to one instruction. They are targeted to specific topics and include practice activities.
These are brief conversational guides that can be facilitated by a parent, teacher, counselor or an older student/sibling.
These exercises are part of Resilience’s commitment to a Multi-Tiered Support System and are perfect for students with specific needs within the classroom.
Educational VR Game
Virtual reality games within Resilience are designed to help students develop emotional management skills. One of the games requires students to exit a space station and walk a dangerous catwalk to a spaceship.
SELENA coaches students through the experience and helps them practice managing anxiety. VR technology like this is effectively being used with NASA astronauts to train them for overwhelming situations.
Two Components to Each Lesson
SELENA consists of two elements: the educational component and the training component.
Students are introduced to social emotional learning concepts. They are taught the vocabulary necessary for understanding each lesson. Students are also taught to communicate using the vocabulary in order to demonstrate self-awareness and awareness of others. The educational portion can be delivered by parents and/or school staff, as well as individually consumed by the student in their own time.
Students engage in games, independent learning, and group discussion to further understand why these social emotional skills are important and how they can be applied in their daily lives and relationships. Lesson plans can be delivered in 10-15 minute increments, which enables the teaching staff to control the pace and depth of the training.
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