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Curriculum Outline

The curriculum is entitled SELENA  which is an acronym for Social Emotional Learning Enhancement Application

School Goals

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.
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Relationship Management

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.

Goal Setting


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:
  1. The Growth Mindset
  2. Knowing & Noticing your Own Emotions
  3. Identifying Your Character Traits
  4. Managing Your Anger
  5. Finding Happiness
  6. Addressing Your Fear & Anxiety
  7. Mindfulness/Meditation
  8. Facing Sadness
  9. How Your Brain Works
  10. State of Mind
  11. Memory Focus
  12. Core Needs
  1. Aiming for Personal Resilience
  2. Self Talk
  3. Capturing & Controlling Thoughts
  4. Moving To Your Favorite State of Mind
  5. Finding Happiness
  6. Addressing Your Fear & Anxiety
  7. Benefits Of Gratitude
  8. Embracing Change
  9. Top Chef – Cutting Doubt & Fear to Pieces
  10. Pump Up the Volume – Expand positive emotions; confidence, trust, empathy, tolerance.
  11. Treasure Hunt – Find the Positive (Family Feud format)
  12. The Math of Emotions (Negative Math & Balancing Equations)
  13. Journaling Events & Emotions (Rose of The Day Journal)
  14. Practice What You Teach (Teacher Only Module)
  1. Spotting Hidden Emotions
  2. The Foundation of a Relationship
  3. Establishing Commonality
  4. Establishing & Nurturing Relationships
  5. Developing Social Awareness
  6. Teamwork & Good vs Great Teams
  7. Practicing Empathy vs Sympathy
  8. Diversity vs Prejudice
  1. Healthy vs Unhealthy Disagreements
  2. Social Communication Skills
  3. Identifying & Preventing Bullying
  4. Dealing with Issues & Conflict
  5. Seeking Compromise
  6. Power of Forgiveness
  7. The Golden Rule
  8. Complimenting Others
  9. Active Listening – Listen vs Wait to Talk
  10. Be the Change – How to Intervene & Change a Negative Conversation
  11. Apologies – Giving & Accepting
  12. Practice What You Teach (Teacher Only Module)
  13. Working in Circles
  14. The Empathy Song (Elementary)
  15. Blame vs Responsibility
  1. Setting Goals & Discovering Inspiration
  2. Magic Wand – 3 Wishes
  3. Dare to Day Dream (& Document it)
  4. Daily Dream Document
  5. Quote of the Day – Read It & Write It
  6. Math Time for Time Math
  7. 100 Questions & 100 Solutions
  8. Thinking Win/Win
  9. The Ben Franklin Method
  10. Problem Solving Techniques
  11. Dealing with Peer Pressure
  12. Drugs & Alcohol (Age Specific)
  13. How to Prioritize
  14.  Facing Procrastination
  15. Critical Thinking
  16. Thinking Small = Thinking Big
  17. 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. 

Tracking Results

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.

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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. 

Video Lessons

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. 

Audio Exercises

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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