While your school or team may give you curriculum or teaching resources for academics, there’s so much more that goes into creating a successful classroom: behavior, student relationships, students’ self-esteem and confidence about school, classroom setup and decoration, and more.

It’s up to you to find high-quality teaching resources focused on creating a positive classroom environment that you don’t have to make yourself. But with so many different places to find resources – Pinterest, blogs, Teachers Pay Teachers – it can be hard to make a cohesive plan. That’s why we offer teaching resources, including including lessons and printables, classroom decorations, and behavior management tools, that can be used together or separately, all for free.

Our resources focus on building social and emotional skills through fun activities and experiences with memorable characters from Zoo Academy, Zoo U, Hall of Heroes, and Adventures Aboard the S.S. GRIN.

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Social and Emotional Skills Activities

Download free lesson plans and printables to help improve social and emotional skills in the classroom and at home. These teaching resources include group and individual games, worksheets, and other fun handouts.

Interpersonal Skills

Interpersonal Skills

Interpersonal skills help us engage, interact, and build relationships with other people, and they are necessary in order to thrive in school, at home, and at work. The earlier students begin to practice and improve these skills, the better chance they have for future success.

Classroom Management Plan

This resource covers four important components of a successful, well-managed classroom: classroom setup and organization, establishing rules and procedures, creating a rewards and consequences system, and effective management throughout the year. Whether it’s the beginning of a new school year or you’re looking for some new ideas to improve behavior in your current classroom, you can use this plan and included free resources as a framework and tailor it to your needs.

Classroom Decorations

These free downloadable posters will decorate your classroom and be great teaching resources, reinforcing social and emotional skills in your classroom and reminding students to practice their skills like emotion regulation, stop and think, empathy, and more.

Quotes to Promote Social and Emotional Skills