Wellness Resources for K-12 Educators

Remote learning and social distancing can make students, educators, and caregivers alike feel disconnected. During this time, it’s important to focus on emotional health and mental wellbeing. These wellness resources for educators will help you manage social-emotional learning and reconnect with your students.

Social-emotional learning activities for elementary and middle school

These free lessons and activities are normally used in a classroom, but they are also suitable for an online learning environment. Any materials required are items you’ll typically already have.

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Manage anxiety and stress

During and after a disaster, it’s extra important to take care of your emotional health. Pay attention to how you and your family members are feeling using these tips, which will help you recover or find support.

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Reconnecting Educators to Parents & Students

During this time of social distancing, we must seek ways to provide a sense of social connection with students, educators, families, and communities. Use this Continuous Learning Soft Landing Plan to help determine SEL readiness, and this SEL Family Discussion Document to re-establish relationships and connections with parents and students.

12  Games to Teach SEL at Elementary

Help your elementary-age children develop their social and emotional skills with these 12 games. Each one supports them in feeling included, being active, and building valuable social and emotional skills. You can also download the SEL game guide and explore more than 150 games.

Social Emotional Learning: Continuous Learning Framework Resources

This list of resources provided by the Kansas State Department of Education help guide and support educators in continuous social emotional learning.

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Coping with Stress During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Advice from the World Health Organization (WHO) about coping with stress. It is normal to feel sad, stressed, confused, scared or angry during a crisis – these are some tips to help you cope.

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16 Ways to Cope with Coronavirus, Quarantine & Self-Isolation

Valuable ideas and insights into how to manage anxiety while you’re self-isolating or in quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Evidence-Based SEL Resources to Use During COVID-19

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) group has compiled evidence-based SEL resources educators can use during COVID-19.

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Teaching Through a Pandemic

Hundreds of educators, many of them working in countries where teaching-from-home has been in place for weeks, give their thoughts on the mental approach you need to stay grounded during this difficult time.

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Institute for Social and Emotional Learning:
Tips for Distance Learning

The Institute for Social and Emotional Learning (IFSEL) has compiled resources to help students have virtual experiences that foster relationships and bring joy to learning. We know that when it comes to continuous learning, there is an inequitable distribution of resources and tools so these resources can be easily incorporated in continuous learning lesson plans.

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The “Big 7”: Evidence-based Strategies for Regulating Emotions in Uncertain Times

In this webinar, Dr. Marc Brackett, director at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, discusses how we can grow our emotion regulation skills and apply them to a variety of situations.

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Managing Relationships in a Time of Social Distancing

Our relationships with each other are our most precious resource. As the Harvard Study on Adult Development has demonstrated over and over again, strong relationships are key to healthy and happy lives. But we’re living through a crisis unlike one we’ve ever experienced, and it is challenging those relationships. This webinar illustrates what we know about managing relationships in times of crisis, living in isolation, on the creative possibilities for weathering the crisis together, and on our need for meaningful connection in this new reality.

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