Each school is unique and the SELENA curriculum can be customized to accommodate the school’s culture, student base, teaching staff, community, short-term and long-term goals.
One can rank the goals below in order of importance from 1 to 7, with 1 being most important:
5 Core Topics
The ability to accurately recognize one’s own emotions, thoughts and values along with the ability to understand how they impact their behavior. It requires students to identify their strengths, weaknesses and external limitations. The goal of this module is to help students to maximize their strengths and minimize their shortcomings.
It is the commitment to take responsibility for one’s behavior. This skill teaches students how to effectively control their emotions and make choices that lead them closer to their long-term goals, instead of procrastinating or making instantly gratifying choices that have detrimental impacts on long-term goals. This module will lay the foundation for positive decision making and provide students with the tools to create a self-controlled action plan, create a schedule to accomplish that plan and identify roadblocks to completing their action plan.
The ability to take the perspective of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds and cultures. This topic will ask students to consider social and ethical norms. It will also ask questions to help students to identify where their support systems are in their community, families and school.
The ability to establish and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships with diverse individuals and groups. These lessons will challenge students to be intentional about their relationships with others and the community that they create. Students will learn how to set boundaries and goals in each relationship they pursue.
Effective Decision Making
The ability to make constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions based on ethical standards, safety concerns and social norms. This exercise will give students a problem, while also asking them to evaluate what the solution should be and what potential consequences that decision could have on their long-term goals.
65 Modules - Classes/Lesson Plans
Definition: SEL is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions.
In order to establish a formal, organized and structured approach to Social Emotional Learning, the topic has been broken into five categories:
The Growth Mindset
Knowing & Noticing your Own Emotions
Identifying Your Character Traits
Managing Your Anger
Addressing Your Fear & Anxiety
How Your Brain Works
State of Mind
Aiming for Personal Resilience
Capturing & Controlling Thoughts
Moving To Your Favorite State of Mind
Addressing Your Fear & Anxiety
Benefits Of Gratitude
Top Chef – Cutting Doubt & Fear to Pieces
Pump Up the Volume – Expand positive emotions; confidence, trust, empathy, tolerance.
Treasure Hunt – Find the Positive (Family Feud format)
The Math of Emotions (Negative Math & Balancing Equations)
Journaling Events & Emotions (Rose of The Day Journal)
Practice What You Teach (Teacher Only Module)
Spotting Hidden Emotions
The Foundation of a Relationship
Establishing & Nurturing Relationships
Developing Social Awareness
Teamwork & Good vs Great Teams
Practicing Empathy vs Sympathy
Diversity vs Prejudice
Healthy vs Unhealthy Disagreements
Social Communication Skills
Identifying & Preventing Bullying
Dealing with Issues & Conflict
Power of Forgiveness
The Golden Rule
Active Listening – Listen vs Wait to Talk
Be the Change – How to Intervene & Change a Negative Conversation
Apologies – Giving & Accepting
Practice What You Teach (Teacher Only Module)
Working in Circles
The Empathy Song (Elementary)
Blame vs Responsibility
GOAL SETTING & EFFECTIVE
Setting Goals & Discovering Inspiration
Magic Wand – 3 Wishes
Dare to Day Dream (& Document it)
Daily Dream Document
Quote of the Day – Read It & Write It
Math Time for Time Math
100 Questions & 100 Solutions
The Ben Franklin Method
Problem Solving Techniques
Dealing with Peer Pressure
Drugs & Alcohol (Age Specific)
How to Prioritize
Thinking Small = Thinking Big
Sleep, Rest, Diet, Exercise
The SELENA program consists of three elements, the educational component, training component, and testing component. Enhancing Social Emotional Learning skills can be compared to learning how to cook. One does not improve their cooking by just reading a cookbook, but also by spending time in the kitchen and practicing. Both pre-tests and post-tests help to determine whether the practice improved a learner’s skill.
3 Components To Each Lesson Plan
What are the definitions of each topic and subtopic?
Why are these 5 topics important?
When, Where, and with Whom would these skills be applied?
How – Each exercise is engaging, entertaining, and empowers the learner with experience. The 5 core topics are broken into 65+ classes that can be delivered in 10-15 minute increments. This enables the teaching staff to control the pace and depth of the training. The entire curriculum is at your disposal, along with guidance for the school’s administration and teaching staff, with discretion on which modules are deployed.
Both pre-tests and post-tests are important aspects of measuring whether outcomes have met learning objectives or not. Each module offers options for testing and test results can be analyzed and reported.
Based upon the goals established and the training exercises selected, result reporting shall be customized for each individual school. Quizzes can be added to both the education component and the training component or kept out completely. Participation in each exercise can be tracked by recording total minutes of use as well as minutes per module.
Principals ,administrators, teachers, counselors and parents may all request access to performance results and progress.
6 Delivery Methods
Selena offer 6 Delivery Methods in order to enhance content retainment , boost engagement, diversify the learning experience and hopefully make learning fun.
PDF Lesson Plans
Designed for teachers, by teachers, students and researchers, tasked with helping to introduce vocabulary, concepts, exercises and a short quiz.
Roughly five minutes in length, meant to entertain and educate, these lesson are available in 3 flavors:
1. Teacher Selfie Videos – Teacher is facing the camera and delivering the lesson directly.
2. Cartoon Videos -2D now, 3D in 2021, animated cartoons to illustrate the content.
3. Live Action Videos – Similar to TV commercials, watch real life scenarios.
From 60 to 90 seconds in length, these are educational snacks not meals. When a student doesn’t have much time, and LOVES listening to music, SELENA works hard to adapt and accommodate to the student by providing content in quick, easily digestible methods.
Educational Video Games
Let’s have a bit of fun and a bit of learning, rinse and repeat.
Educational VR (Virtual Reality) Games
You will feel fear, and you will overcome it with SELENA VR! The educational game that requires you to exit the space station, walk the dangerous catwalk to the spaceship, all while SELENA coaches you, talks you through the experience and helps you to develop self control, by facing your fear and anxiety and practicing self control methods proven to lead NASA astronauts into overwhelming situations. Imagine how mentally and emotionally strong our children will be after years of learning and practicing the art of controlling anxiety. SELENA VR is making that dream a reality -virtually.
One to One Exercises
Designed for those who don’t prefer the classroom experience, but don’t mind a chat with a friend, or counselor, or parent, or teacher, or just someone who might help. The One to One exercises quickly deliver content and offer ideas for practice.
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