Free SEL Resources

Many of our members provide free SEL resources to support schools and youth-serving organizations. The following list includes free SEL lessons, units, activities, and tools. Click on a resource to learn more and access it.

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30 Days of simple, at-home, mood-boosting activities & challenges from THE CORE PROJECT
For Students
Grades 6–8, 9–12
Activity
Self-Management, Relationship Skills
Focuses on the importance of play and movement during distance learning.
For Educators
Grades K–5, 6–8
Activity
Self-Awareness, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills
CASEL Guide
Parents and caregivers and their children listen to songs together that celebrate the experiences and skills of making friends, helping others, healthy communication, expression of feelings and spending quality time together. Also includes short podcasts that focus on listening, meeting a child’s emotional needs, understanding what is meant by SEL, and helping children manage life’s pressures.
For Parents & Caregivers
Grades K–5
Unit
Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, Responsible Decision Making
Here, children can find games, comics, and activities they can do on their own, or with their families, to learn about how they can help stop bullying.
For Parents & Caregivers
Grades K–5
Unit
Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, Responsible Decision Making
CASEL Guide
This is Center for Responsive Schools monthly journal that contains stories of educators from schools who have been implementing Responsive Classroom as their primary approach to social and emotional learning. They discuss how their RC knowledge helped them to maintain a joyful and engaging experience for their students remotely.
For Educators, Parents & Caregivers
Grades K–5, 6–8
Tool
Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, Responsible Decision Making
CASEL Guide
Peekapak is here to support all of our teachers, families, and students during this time of great uncertainty. We have created specific Coronavirus lesson plans about the pandemic in order to directly support our schools, students, and families have healthy, productive conversations.
For Educators, Parents & Caregivers, Students
Grades Pre-K, K–5
Lesson
Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, Responsible Decision Making
Global Game Changers Student Empowerment Program’s evidence-based curriculum + new COVID compliant SEL educational lessons, activities, and videos for parents and educators to help students stay calm, stay positive, and stay active. Students now, more than ever, need to know they can make a difference. Complete IGNITE GOOD!® missions and share their stories!
For Educators
Grades K–5
Unit
Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, Responsible Decision Making
This 6-module program from Inner Strength works with context setting contemplations and mindfulness-based tools to help educators manage the increased stress during COVID-19. Teachers already carry occupational stress but in these uncertain times of school closures, new technologies and virtual instruction, increased student needs make teacher self care more important than ever.
For Educators
Grades 9–12
Tool
Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills
This 9 module mindfulness-based activity resource for teens helps students stay positively engaged, interested, and empowered to attend to their own physical, emotional, and mental well-being. Includes guided audio meditations, PDF activity handouts, guided mindful movement instructions, and other tools to relieve anxiety, stress, boredom, and frustration during this time of social distancing.
For Students
Grades 9–12
Tool
Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills
Trauma-informed SEL curriculum takes priority during the COVID-19 crisis. Respectful Ways is giving free access to our Pre-K to grade 12 programming to anyone needing digital SEL curriculum. Use the coupon code Corona-free3 for free access to up to three interactive modules. No Wi-Fi? No problem! Our innovative, trauma-informed curriculum is available via any smart device – including cell phones!
For Educators, Students
Grades Pre-K, 6–8, 9–12
Unit
Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, Responsible Decision Making