SELTROVE 6-12 Teacher Course Watch Preview
Subscribe to the 6th grade through 12th-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 a 6th-12th 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.
As a teacher, you 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 teaching your students.
The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) has developed five social-emotional learning competencies. While these are not the only competencies students need when developing their social-emotional well-being, their framework provides an organizational method for developing SEL skills. Throughout this course, we will focus on all five CASEL competencies.
For social-emotional learning to be most successful, it is important to note that all five competencies are interrelated. Learning should be individualized and differentiated when appropriate, and learning should be integrated throughout the classroom, the school community, students' home lives, and the community at large. Also, it is important to engage parents/caregivers in the process of social-emotional learning.
Contributors for this course include:
Jennifer N. Laster
Michelle M. Torres
Highlighted Guest Speakers include:
Lauretta Dawolo Towns
66 Lessons in SELTROVE 6-12 Teacher Course:
Introduction to the Course
Creating a SEL-Focused Classroom Culture
SEL-focused classroom culture so our students can learn and practice the skills discussed in this course in a safe and welcoming environment, as well as introduce the CASEL competencies
discusses important changes and developmental milestones for adolescents and what strategies and best practices teachers can use for supporting their students
Creating a SEL Routine in your Classroom
Create a SEL routine in your classroom.
The importance of Self-awareness
the importance of self-awareness in our students
Equitable Self-awareness 6-12
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
Self-Efficacy Case Study
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.
Case Study: Growth Mindset
Case Study: A Teacher's Self-Awareness
Self-Awareness Wrap Up
Self-Management is the natural next step after working with students on their Self-Awareness skills
focus on self-management in our lives as teachers.
a mindfulness practice that can help you feel more balanced
Case Study: Stress
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
self-management is successfully regulating one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors which means coping with mental health
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
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: Cheating
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: Physical Health
Responsible Decision-making Wrap-up
relationship skills and how this competency relates to each of the other CASEL competencies.
all about healthy relationships and friendships
Case Study: Working with Others
about bullying and what you can do in your classroom for prevention and intervention
hree simple steps to help students set boundaries
the teaching of consent
Case Study: Communication
help recognize this emotion and then help students work through it using SEL tools
nonviolent communication protocol
teach students how to ask for help
Case Study: Teacher’s Relationship Skills
Relationship Skills Wrap-Up
Social Awareness Skills
social awareness competency and how it relates to the other CASEL competencies
Case Study: Prejudice
why it is important to take multiple perspectives as well as how to teach students to do it
talk about ways to 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
Building Equity and Justice in your School
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
Social Awareness Best Practices
support students’ development in social awareness