This resources was designed for middle school youth and addresses topics such as family, school, body, emotions, and money. Students can play games, take quizzes, watch videos, and read about these topics. Fun and interactive!
NASA and 4-H partnered to create Expeditionary Skills, a series of activities designed to help youth prepare for life and work. The activities were released in January 2017 and show how astronauts prepare to be a successful team in space as well as how these skills can be applied in the life of a youth.
This website is part of the Defending Childhood Initiative by the Department of Defense. It addresses childhood trauma, particularly witnessing violence, and offers resources to educators to help children.
Published in 2001 by the Community Network for Youth Development. They believe that adopting a youth development approach when designing and implementing after school programs can help ensure that young people get the most out of the time they spend in these programs
Designed for elementary students, these free activities from Centervention will teach students about impulse control, social initiation, cooperation, empathy, communication, etc.
The Arthur Interactive Media (AIM) Buddy Project is an innovative, media-rich, supplemental curriculum that leverages the power of ARTHUR and a cross-grade buddy learning platform to help promote social, emotional, and character development in elementary school students. The full project will be available on PBS Learning Media in January 2017.
The Teenage Brain is Wired to Learn -- So Make Sure Your Students Know It is an article written by Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers. In it, they describe six tools that you can teach teenagers to learn in order to better access content and learn efficiently.
This site has four complementary guides in support of military-connected students. The resources provide guidance on a host of education related issues of particular interest to military families.
Produced by Kansas State College of Education, this 37 minute documentary describes what life is like for military families and what educators can to do to help these students.
The Winter 2016 Edition of AfterSchool Today, published by the National AfterSchool Association, focused entirely on social and emotional learning. You can access the digital version.
The Parent Tool Kit for Social and Emotional Development offers resources based on CASEL's five interrelated sets of competencies. The information can help you support children's social and emotional development as they grow.
This brief provides an overview of work done to date both in afterschool and school-based settings to define social and emotional learning, shares recent research on how afterschool programs contribute to the development of these competencies, and offers some next step recommendations to both practitioners and researchers.
This self-reflection tool focuses on five social and emotional competencies, including self-awareness, self-management/emotion regulation, social awareness, relationship/social skills, and responsible decision making. The tool is designed to help afterschool program staff reflect upon their own social and emotional competencies and their ability to support young people's SEL through program practices.
This brief defines employability skills with a focus on social and emotional competencies and then presents research on why they are important.
This planning tool is based on the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education’s (OCTAE’s) Employability Skills Framework. Part 1 helps users identify priority areas for employability skills building based on youth and employer input. Part 2 describes how to plan next steps based on that input.
The Inner Explorer program follows the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction protocol. It focuses on spending 10 minutes a day practicing mindfulness. This program is not free, however.
The Mindset Scholars Network conducts original interdisciplinary research, builds capacity for high quality mindset scholarship, and disseminates the latest scientific knowledge through outreach to education stakeholders. The Network serves as an authoritative resource for reliable, research-based information about learning mindsets, including: Growth Mindset, Belonging, and Purpose & Relevance.