Treasure Trove of Social Emotional Learning Activities from Good People

SEL is needed more than ever in schools. Here is some amazing resources and materials to help support teaching SEL skills in a very accessible manner. Take some time and look around the resources below.

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Who created Be Good People?

Be Good People was a “quarantine project” developed between April and July 2020 by a team of educators who worked for or with the St. Croix River Education District (SCRED):

  • Nic van Oss, School Psychologist by training
  • Raycheal Zamora, School Psychologist and Special Education Teacher by training
  • Molly Gavett, Board Certified Behavior Analyst by training
  • Courtney Strelow, Special Education Teacher by training
  • Ry Bostrom, Special Education Teacher by training

Be Good People was a reinvention and evolution of curriculum resources that Molly and Nic had created and used at the Chisago Lakes Education Center, a K-12 behavior-focused setting IV program. The aforementioned team “sprinted” to create Be Good People because it quickly became apparent that the COVID pandemic would have a significant mental health impact, and the team wanted to ensure that our schools were able to access and rapidly implement high-quality SEL instruction across all levels of the MTSS framework, particularly Tier 1.

Development of the curriculum is an ongoing process, which is led by SCRED’s SEL Services Team (Nic van Oss, Angela Christenson, and Kevin Krzenski) and Autism Services Coordinator (Raycheal Zamora).

Lessons and Extension Activities

Organized by Minnesota’s overall K-12 learning goals. Perfect for planning the scope and sequence of your intervention or for browsing.

Self-Awareness


Demonstrates an awareness and understanding of own emotions.

Extension Activities: K-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-12
Demonstrates awareness of personal strengths, challenges, aspirations, and cultural, linguistic, and community assets.

Extension Activities: K-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-12
Demonstrates awareness of personal rights and responsibilities.

Extension Activities: K-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-12

Self-Management


Demonstrates the skills to manage and express their emotions, thoughts, impulses, and stress in effective ways.

Extension Activities: K-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-12
Demonstrates the skills to set, monitor, adapt, achieve, and evaluate goals.

Extension Activities: K-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-12

Social Awareness


Demonstrates awareness of and empathy for individuals, their emotions, experiences, and perspectives through a cross-cultural lens.

Extension Activities: K-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-12
Demonstrates awareness and respect of groups and their cultures, languages, identities, traditions, values, and histories.

Extension Activities: K-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-12
Demonstrates awareness of how individuals and groups cooperate toward achieving common goals and ideals.

Extension Activities: K-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-12
Demonstrates awareness of external supports and when supports are needed.

Extension Activities: K-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-12

Relationship Skills


Demonstrates a range of communication and social skills to interact effectively.

Extension Activities: K-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-12
Cultivates constructive relationships with others.

Extension Activities: K-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-12
Identifies and demonstrates approaches to addressing interpersonal conflict.

Extension Activities: K-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-12

Responsible Decision Making


Considers ethical standards, social and community norms, and safety concerns in making decisions.

Extension Activities: K-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-12
Applies and evaluates decision-making skills to engage in a variety of situations.

Extension Activities: K-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-12

Lessons

Organized alphabetically. Perfect if you know just what you’re looking for.

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Take It Further

Just a few examples of how you can embed this learning throughout the school day.

Mood Meter Visuals

Whether you’re beginning class with a temperature check, chatting about the emotions of characters in a novel, or helping an agitated student calm down, we’ve got you covered.OPEN

Calming Strategies Toolbox

Posters and visuals of various sizes can dot your hallways, classrooms, and staff lounges, reminding everyone of the calming tools they’ve learned about via Be Good People.OPEN

Skill Mini-Posters

Whether they’re hung in your classroom or used in your school’s discipline process, these mini-posters are a handy tool that summarizes Be Good People skills for students.OPEN

Think Sheets

Help students reflect on and learn from their mistakes by making Be Good People’s Think Sheets part of your school’s discipline process. Click below to print them all at once.

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