Social and Emotional Learning In Practice: A Toolkit Of Practical Strategies & Resources
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Social and emotional learning (SEL) includes learning to be aware of and manage emotions, work well with others, and work hard when faced with challenges. Youth programs develop SEL skills by creating opportunities for young people to engage in real-world projects, work in teams, take on meaningful roles, face challenges, and experience the emotional ups and downs that come along the way.
This toolkit includes activities, templates and tools organized around four ways to help support staff and youth in SEL:
Creating the Learning Environment
Designing Impactful Learning Experiences
Using Data for Improvement
It goes along with the 3-hour training Social and Emotional Learning in Practice and related issue briefs. It is mainly for those working with youth in middle school, but with small changes, activities can be used with other age groups too.
Curriculum authored by the University of Minnesota Extension