Body Language Mirroring

Recommended Grade Level: Elementary and Middle SEL Skill(s): Communication, Empathy Duration: 30 minutes Materials: Lyla and Cooper Partner Cards Favorite Things List Body Language Mirroring Activity Instructions Activity 1 Prompt Gather students in a circle and tell them that they will be playing a game to practice cooperation and communication.  … Read more

Pragmatic Language: What To Say

Recommended Grade Level: Elementary and Middle SEL Skill(s): Communication, Social Initiation Duration: 30 minutes Materials: Chart Paper Markers What Do You Say cards What Do You Say printables (differentiated) Pragmatic Language Lesson Instructions Prep Print and cut out a set of What Do You Say cards. Review the differentiated printable … Read more

Agree to Disagree: A Lesson About Perspective

Recommended Grade Level: Elementary SEL Skill(s): Communication, Cooperation, Empathy Duration: 30 minutes Materials: Paper Chart Paper Markers or Crayons Download: The Blind Men and the Elephant Story Download: I Agree or I Disagree Worksheet Agree to Disagree Lesson Instructions and Teacher Guide Learning to appreciate and value the perspectives of … Read more

How to be a Good Friend

Recommended Grade Level: Elementary and Middle School SEL Skill(s): Communication, Social Initiation Duration: 30 minutes Materials: Mock Wanted Ad Chart Paper Friend Wanted Worksheet How to be a Good Friend: Lesson Instructions Friendship Advertisement Ask students if they’ve ever seen a “Wanted Ad.” You can describe to them the details … Read more

How to Apologize

Recommended Grade Level: Elementary and Middle School SEL Skill(s): Communication, Empathy Duration: 30 minutes Materials: Apology slip worksheet Learning How to Apologize Lesson Prompt: “Today we’re going to talk about what we should do if we hurt someone’s feelings. We’re going to learn how to say we’re sorry and really … Read more

Social Cues and Social Competence

social cues

What Are Social Cues Teaching Social Cues Foundational Lessons We have developed a number of lessons and activities to assist you in helping students understand and process social cues. While these may include characters from our online social emotional learning curriculum, you don’t need to use or purchase the online … Read more

Voice Inflection

voice inflection

Recommended Grade Level: All SEL Skill(s): Communication Duration: 20 – 30 minutes Materials: Video (below) Paper and pencil or pen Voice Inflection Examples In the video below, you will hear four audio clips for the following words: “I didn’t even hear what you were saying” “Why would I listen to … Read more