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.
- 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
- SEL and special education
- Restorative discipline practices
- Healthy relationships
- 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:
- Homework issues
- Scissor use
- Cliques and asking to play
- Empathy and appreciating diversity
Jennifer N. Laster
Michelle M. Torres
Highlighted Guest Speakers include:
Lauretta Dawolo Towns
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 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
self-awareness with an emphasis on identity and mindset
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
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.
how we can teach growth mindset in our classrooms.
Teacher's Self-awareness Case Study
Self-Awareness Wrap Up
Introduction: Self Management
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.
a mindfulness practice that can help you feel more balanced
Case Study: Misplaced Homework
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
Introduction: 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
share with us one of his favorite activities to help students understand the idea of choice.
Case Study: Scissor Use
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
Introduction: Relationship Skills
relationship skills and how this competency relates to each of the other CASEL competencies.
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
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 protocol
to teach students how to ask for help
Case Study: Teacher’s Relationship Skills
Relationship Skills: Wrap up
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