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Curriculum Outline

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

Self-Awareness

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.

Self-Management

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.

Social-Awareness

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.

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.

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: Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships and make responsible decisions.
In order to establish a formal, organized and structured approach to Social Emotional Learning, the topic has been broken into five categories:
SELF
AWARENESS
  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
SELF
REGULATION
  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)
SOCIAL
AWARENESS
  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
RELATIONSHIP
MANAGEMENT
  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
EFFECTIVE
DECISION MAKING
  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. 200 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 skills by only reading and reciting a cookbook, but also by working the stove, spending time in the kitchen and practicing. Both pre-tests and posts tests help to gauge outcomes.

3 Components To Each Lesson Plan

Educational

  • What are the definitions of each topic and subtopic?
  • Why are these 5 topics are important?
  • When, Where, and with Whom would these skills be applied?

Training

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.

Testing

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, as well as overall classroom participation, 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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