SELTROVE PreK-5 Teacher Course Watch Preview

Pre-Kindergarten through 5th-grade Teacher Course.

Welcome to your Seltrove Online Teacher Course! This course will guide you through the theory and foundations of social-emotional learning (SEL) and give you best practices, activity ideas, and strategies for implementing SEL into your Pre-kindergarten through the 5th-grade classroom. Social-emotional learning is an important skill for both students and teachers. When students feel cared for, feel confident in who they are and their abilities, and have healthy relationships with their peers and trusted adults, they are able to learn better. And when teachers focus on their own balance and well-being, they are able to be more effective teachers as well.

As we look around our world, experts, practitioners, teachers, and school administrators have realized that content is not the only thing we should be teaching our students -- students also need to learn the soft-skills of identifying and regulating their emotions, appreciating diversity and respecting others, developing their thinking skills appropriate for identifying problems and solving them, communicating effectively and creating healthy and lasting relationships, along with many other skills.

This course includes videos from social-emotional learning directors and coordinators from across the USA, guest speakers who are experts in SEL or SEL-related fields, and case studies. You will have the opportunity to learn, reflect, and gain resources for successfully implementing SEL in your own classroom.

Course specifics:

  • Learn about each of the five CASEL competencies and how the competencies link and build on each other.
  • Hear from experts in the SEL field with detailed videos on topics that relate to each of the competencies for pre-kindergarten through 5th-grade students. Topics include:
    • Supporting learners as they navigate and develop their own identity
    • Identifying emotions
    • Mindfulness
    • SEL and special education
    • Restorative discipline practices
    • Healthy relationships
    • Boundaries
    • Empathy
    • Teaching about race

  • Case studies from SEL experts on issues you see in your classroom and how the CASEL competencies can help you develop SEL skills in your students with several possible solutions that work with a range of different types of students. Case studies include:
    • Emotions
    • Homework issues
    • Scissor use
    • Cliques and asking to play
    • Empathy and appreciating diversity

Contributors for this course include:
Rebecca Criollo
Hyam Elsaharty
Jennifer N. Laster
Patty McLain
Janna Nobleza
Laura Richard
Michelle M. Torres

Highlighted Guest Speakers include:

Lauretta Dawolo Towns
Jonathan Erwin
Kathy Flaminio
Lindsey Frank
Nilufar Rezai
Michele SantaMaria

Most likely, you, as a teacher, have already been teaching your students social-emotional learning even if your school does not subscribe to a particular SEL curriculum since social-emotional learning and good teaching go hand-in-hand. This course will support the work you are already doing and put names to techniques you are already using with your students.

65 Lessons

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65 Lessons in SELTROVE PreK-5 Teacher Course:

Introduction to the course


An introduction to the course

Creating a SEL-Focused Classroom Culture

Create a SEL routine in your classroom.

Creating a SEL Routine in your Classroom

Three core ways to create a SEL routine


Introduction: Self-Awareness

self-awareness with an emphasis on identity and mindset

Equitable Self-awareness

The importance of self-awareness

the importance of self-awareness in our students

Supporting Learners as they navigate and develop their own identity

students developing their identity in relation to self-awareness

Identifying Emotions

how the brain works in regards to emotions using language that can be shared with students.

Talking about emotions with your students

teach students how to talk about these emotions

Case Study: Emotions

Teaching Self-talk: Positive Affirmations

the importance of using positive affirmations

Self-Awareness in the Classroom

simple daily practices for integrating self-awareness into our classrooms

Trauma-Informed Starts with You

our role as teachers in a trauma-informed classroom.

Growth Mindset

how we can teach growth mindset in our classrooms.

Teacher's Self-awareness Case Study

Self-Awareness Wrap Up


Introduction: Self Management

Self-Management Skills

Self-Management is the natural next step after working with students on their Self-Awareness skills

Case Study: Regulating Emotions


focus on self-management in our lives as teachers.

Move Mindfully®

a mindfulness practice that can help you feel more balanced

Case Study: Misplaced Homework

Impulse Control

four ways to help students in a way that is relational and increases desired behavior from students.

Creating a Trauma-Informed Learning Environment

meaningful insight into childhood trauma and strategies for helping children who have had these traumatic experiences to feel safe and build healthy, positive relationships


coping strategies and how teachers, can help develop these in our students.

SEL and Special Needs

explore how SEL can support special education.

Case Study: Teacher Burnout

Self-Management Wrap-Up

Responsible Decision-Making

Introduction: Responsible Decision-Making

Responsible Decision-Making

the theory and pedagogy behind this competency

Deciding to Create Balance

find balance for ourselves so we can be role models for our students and teach them this important skill

Student Choice

share with us one of his favorite activities to help students understand the idea of choice.

Case Study: Scissor Use

Online Safety

Our students' safety (physical, emotional, as well as online) is a concern that we need to continue to teach.

Designing Trauma-Informed SEL

learn some strategies for our classroom

Restorative Discipline Practices: Theory

theory behind the use of RDP

Restorative Discipline Practices: Structures of Circles

Restorative Discipline Practices to the utilization of the practice in your classroom

Case Study: Homework Problems

Responsible Decision-Making Wrap Up

Relationship Skills

Introduction: Relationship Skills

Relationship Skills

relationship skills and how this competency relates to each of the other CASEL competencies.

Healthy Relationships

all about healthy relationships and friendships.

Teamwork: Collaboration in the Classroom

about creating a classroom where students feel like they belong and are part of a team

Case Study: Cliques


about bullying and what you can do in your classroom for prevention and intervention


three simple steps to help students set boundaries


the teaching of consent

Teaching Communication

teach them how to communicate with each other in a kind, respectful way, and understand how communication can be nonverbal as well

Case Study: Asking to Play

Nonviolent Communication

nonviolent communication protocol


to teach students how to ask for help

Case Study: Teacher’s Relationship Skills

Relationship Skills: Wrap up

Social Awareness

Introduction: Social Awareness

Social Awareness Skills

the social awareness competency and how it relates to the other CASEL competencies

Case Study: Lacking Empathy


why it is important to take multiple perspectives as well as how to teach students to do it


teaching students to engage in multiple perspectives can help them build empathy

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

help our students develop their own skills on the topic of Equity, diversity, and empathy

Teaching about Race in the Classroom

how we can talk about race in our classrooms and the benefits of talking about race with our students

Case Study: Appreciating Diversity

Building Equity and Justice in your School Copy

challenge your own implicit biases and assumptions so that you are better equipped to create authentic relationships with your students

Windows & Mirrors

to be culturally responsive in our teaching

Case Study: Social Awareness for Teachers

Social Awareness Wrap-Up