This social emotional learning lesson uses The Kite, a story in the Frog and Toad series by Arnold Lobel, to team kids about exercising optimism. The story is attached, along with the lesson plan.
This module helps you look at any issue with more clarity by separating it into different spheres of power: what you can control, what you can influence, and what is only an area of concern. It helps you focus your energy and attention more optimally. Includes a ppt slide and a worksheet with discussion questions.
This article from Teaching Tolerance offers 10 tips for creating a world religions curriculum with inclusion and sensitivity. In a world that seems to be lacking in empathy, should this be a part of school curriculums?
This social emotional learning lesson from Teaching Tolerance uses inspirational quotes to help students practice their conflict resolution skills.
This module is designed to help you recognize patterns. By filling out the worksheet, you get a visual representation of emotions that tend to come up for you in challenging situations.
The first step in being able to discuss our feelings is being able to identify them. This lesson will help students build a dictionary of feelings that they can use to help them discriminate between subtle emotional states.
In this module, participants each make an “emotion wave” and put them together to make a sea of emotions. This exercise helps deepen our appreciation of all emotions – even those traditionally thought of as negative – and healthy ways to navigate them. Designed to be used as a classroom activity but can be easily […]
This art exercise from Six Seconds helps you reflect on a challenging situation and how you dealt with it – comparing the way you felt on the inside with what you were showing other people. Insightful and very helpful way to learn tools for navigating emotions.
This worksheet uses the reaction cycle to look at the trigger, reaction and escalation of an event – and asks leading questions to help you look at what you could do differently the next time.
This art exercise uses the iceberg metaphor to teach students about feelings and learn appropriate, alternative responses to challenging situations
This exercise uses music – and the feelings it evokes – to help you navigate emotions more effectively. It comes with the musical feeling worksheet and a pdf with instructions.
This infographic of the iceberg comes with discussion questions to help you work through a past situation in which things didn’t work out as you wanted, and how more emotional intelligence could have helped.
With this social emotional learning lesson, students can learn to “tune” their body, mind and heart through mental coaching and get “into the zone” to achieve their goals.
Every emotion is a message – but sometimes it’s hard to understand. This chart will help you learn about the purpose of different feelings. It includes a really nice reflection exercise to examine a time in the past when you have felt a specific emotion, and what purpose it was serving.
In this lesson from Teaching Tolerance, students will identify stereotypes that they have heard and discuss ways to break them down.
This coaching exercise from Six Seconds can be used for individuals or groups to get in touch with one’s noble goals. It’s a creative, simple way to put together a meaningful personal value statement.
An opportunity to take a little time each day for greater awareness of self and others. Daily reflection for parents to explore and discuss with their child. These wisdom thoughts are not necessarily new, but seem to be lost in our current high tech, low touch, social media world.
Keeping the lines of communication open in a loving, compassionate, and safe way can often be difficult in a family. Days fly by so fast and as the children grow they talk more and more to friends than to family. This family art project helps to open the lines of communication in a safe, open, […]
When we look at the problems of the world, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the magnitude and layers of complexity, whether it’s global warming, the plight of refugees, or acts of terrorism. This simple and uplighting story of a man and the sea of starfish reminds of the importance of doing with given what […]
Peppy Pals designed this exercise to help you talk about short and long-term goals with children and what it feels like to have a dream. Provided to us in celebration of EQ Children’s Day!