SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING

What is Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)?

SEL refers to a learner’s interpersonal (social) development with others while the emotional aspect relates to the learner’s intrapersonal development of self. It can be broken down further into eight core competencies that contributed significantly to overall success and contentment at school and in life, namely:

  • Self-awareness,
  • Social awareness,
  • Personal responsibility,
  • Self-management,
  • Relationship skills,
  • Decision making skills,
  • Goal-directed behavior and
  • Optimistic thinking.

SEL – an essential classroom tool

Managing social and emotional issues, like bullying, disrespectful and disruptive behaviour and classroom anxiety, can be very challenging and time consuming for a teacher. It has a major impact on the quality of teaching, academic progress and performance, a teachers overall job satisfaction and a learner’s enjoyment of school. It is within this context that Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) has captured the imaginations of academics, policy-makers and practitioners alike who suggest that SEL is the ‘missing piece’ in the quest to provide effective education for young learners and there is a significant amount of international research that gives SEL its credibility and transformational reputation.

Educators and practitioners who engage in SEL training and proactively teach broad-based SEL programmes can realistically expect to enjoy positive outcomes personally, in their classrooms and in the individual development of each learner.

We offer the following categories of SEL resources:

redthumbsSchool programme Grade 1:

BUILDING BLOCKS (Red): Feeling happy and safe
SEL themes covered: Feelings, Sharing, Being kind, My circle of love and support.
1 x Educator manual required per educator.
40 x worksheets and classroom resources to accompany the Educator’s manual, as free, downloadable pdfs from E-Classroom.
Optional: 1 x set of 4 storybooks per child to be used at home and include important family chats and family games.

red boxHome-school box includes:
1 x activity book
4 x storybooks
4 x posters
Ready-to-use templates, activity sheets and charts with free replacement pdfs downloadable from E-Classroom.

Buy Building Blocks (Red)

Educator’s Manual
Storybooks
Home-school box

FREE Teaching Resources
Grade 1: BUILDING BLOCKS (Red) Teaching Resources

bluethumbsSchool programme Grade 2:

BUILDING BLOCKS (Blue): Being confident and responsible
SEL themes covered: Being truthful, Being confident, Being responsible and Bouncing Back.
1 x Educator manual required per educator.
40 x worksheets and classroom resources to accompany the Educator’s manual, as free, downloadable pdfs from E-Classroom.
Optional: 1 x set of 4 storybooks per child to be used at home and include important family chats and family games.

blue boxHome-school box includes:
1 x activity book
4 x storybooks
4 x posters
Ready-to-use templates, activity sheets and charts with free replacement pdfs downloadable from E-Classroom.

Buy Building Blocks (Blue)

Educator’s Manual
Storybooks
Home-school box

FREE Teaching Resources
Grade 2: BUILDING BLOCKS (Blue) Teaching Resources

greenthumbsSchool programme Grade 3:

BUILDING BLOCKS (Green): Discovering my inner world
SEL themes covered: My miraculous body, my brilliant brain, my wise heart and my special gift.
1 x Educator manual required per educator.
40 x worksheets and classroom resources to accompany the Educator’s manual, as free, downloadable pdfs from E-Classroom.
Optional: 1 x set of 4 storybooks per child to be used at home and include important family chats and family games.

green boxHome-school box includes:
1 x activity book
4 x storybooks
4 x posters
Ready-to-use templates, activity sheets and charts with free replacement pdfs downloadable from E-Classroom.

Buy Building Blocks (Green)

Educator’s Manual
Storybooks
Home-school box

FREE Teaching Resources
Grade 3: BUILDING BLOCKS (Green) Teaching Resources

School programme Grade 4:

COOL TO BE FRIENDS

The COOL TO BE FRIENDS programme facilitates the healthy development of intrapersonal and interpersonal skills between learners. It focuses specifically on teaching the values of kindness, respect and fairness. When we practise these values, we approach all people and animals in friendship and peacefully resolve fights, arguments or disagreements.

COOL TO BE FRIENDS is made up of fun, experiential exercises, games and discussions. It can be taught as SEL content for Life-Skills, Personal and Social Well-being (PSW).

1 x Educator manual required per educator
1 x Journal required per learner
Free classroom accessories and educator resources are available from E-Classroom.

Buy COOL TO BE FRIENDS

Educator Manual
Learner Journal

FREE Teaching Resources
Grade 4: COOL TO BE FRIENDS Teaching Resources

School programme Grade 5:

COOL TO CONNECT

The COOL TO CONNECT programme focuses on teaching learners to be cyber-smart and make good decisions online, keeping digital communication fun and safe for themselves and their peers. From verbal and nonverbal communication to diplomacy and empathy, this programme covers all the important tools necessary for effective communication.

COOL TO CONNECT is made up of fun, experiential exercises, games and discussions. It can be taught as SEL content for Life-Skills, Personal and Social Well-being (PSW).

1 x Educator manual required per educator
1 x Journal required per learner
Free classroom accessories and educator resources are available from E-Classroom.

Buy COOL TO CONNECT

Educator Manual
Learner Journal

FREE Teaching Resources
Grade 5: COOL TO CONNECT Teaching Resources

School programme Grade 6:

COOL TO BE ME

The COOL TO BE ME programme explores the crucial developmental challenge of this age group: identity. Understanding and accepting one’s identity is essential for the healthy development of resilient self-esteem, self-worth and the fostering of mutual respect within the peer group that encourages good decision making skills and positive attitudes.

COOL TO BE ME is made up of fun, experiential exercises, games and discussions. It can be taught as SEL content for Life-Skills, Personal and Social Well-being (PSW).

1 x Educator manual required per educator
1 x Journal required per learner
Free classroom accessories and educator resources are available from E-Classroom.

Buy COOL TO BE ME

Educator Manual
Learner Journal

FREE Teaching Resources
Grade 6: COOL TO BE ME Teaching Resources

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