Body Language Mirroring

Recommended Grade Level: Elementary and Middle SEL Skill(s): Communication, Empathy Duration: 30 minutes Materials: Body Language Mirroring Activity Instructions Activity One Gather students in a circle and tell them that they will be playing a game to practice cooperation and communication.  Say: “For the first part of this game you … Read more

Agree to Disagree: A Lesson About Perspective

Recommended Grade Level: Elementary SEL Skill(s): Communication, Cooperation, Empathy Duration: 30 minutes Materials: Agree to Disagree Lesson Instructions and Teacher Guide Learning to appreciate and value the perspectives of others is a hallmark of effective communication and a foundation for flexible thinking and conflict resolution. This lesson will provide students … 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: 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 of how it works to publish ads in … Read more

How to Apologize

Recommended Grade Level: Elementary and Middle School SEL Skill(s): Communication, Empathy Duration: 30 minutes Materials: Apology slip worksheet (Available as a supplemental resource when logged in to your Centervention educator account) Learning How to Apologize Lesson Saying “I’m sorry,” and actually meaning it, can be nearly impossible for many kids … Read more

Social Cues and Social Competence

social cues

What Social Cues Mean? Teaching Social Cues Foundational lessons for social cues We have developed a number of lessons and activities to assist you in helping students understand and process social cues. And while the lessons below are free, please consider using our online social emotional learning interventions for students … Read more

Voice Inflection

voice inflection

Recommended Grade Level: All SEL Skill(s): Communication Duration: 20 – 30 minutes Materials: Voice Inflection Examples In the video below, you will hear four audio clips for the following words: When you listen to each clip, try and decide if the person speaking sounds: Note: Each clip is repeated 3 … Read more

Pass It On Game

Recommended Grade Level: Elementary and Middle SEL Skill(s): Communication, Cooperation Duration: 30 minutes Materials: None Pass It On Game Instructions Prompt: Gather students in a circle and tell them they will play a game of Pass It On. They will need to pay close attention to the action of the … Read more