Family SEL Resources
Lifetouch + Class Catalyst
So What is SEL?
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is about using self-awareness and self-regulation to connect and build relationships. SEL helps create and sustain a safe environment (physically, mentally, and emotionally) for an inquisitive community of learners to thrive and for their curiosities to flourish. It is an approach for relating to self and others that requires “practice, practice, practice”. Daily routine and structure ensures that these skills (self-awareness, self-regulation, social awareness and responsible decision-making) are reinforced in a natural and easy way to be called upon at a moment’s notice.
Class Catalyst believes that student voice and well-being doesn’t stop inside the school building. As a process, SEL works best when it’s integrated into all parts of our day. See below for a few resources that can be practiced at home.
Quick, simple, and mindful practices for students of all ages to be more present. All of these videos are from Class Catalyst and are integrated with our platform for building self-awareness, self-regulation and connection. View on YouTube or check them out below.
Favorite SEL Activities to Practice at Home
Gratitude Journal: develops the space to be thankful and practice showing appreciation, kindness and empathy to one’s community.
Hand Model of the Brain: Being a human means learning to live with big feelings. It’s important to recognize what is happening in the brain when we feel certain things in the body because when we understand, we have more control over ourselves and our reactions.
Toss Your Worries: This self regulation activity helps students reflect on their current energy level and helps to identify stressors.