The “SEL Activity Handbook” is a comprehensive guide designed to support educators and professionals in integrating Social Emotional Learning (SEL) into their practices. Developed in collaboration with the Equity and Counseling Departments, this resource offers a wide range of activities aimed at developing the five core competencies identified by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL): self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.
The handbook is structured to provide easy access to activities through a thematic index, categorizing them according to the SEL competencies they aim to develop. Each activity is designed to be adaptable across various grade levels, with suggestions for modifications to suit different age groups. The activities range from community building circle games, SEL-focused exercises, to restorative justice prompts and templates. Additionally, supporting materials such as handouts and links to further resources are provided to enrich the learning experience.
Professionals can utilise this handbook to foster a supportive learning environment, enhance students’ social and emotional skills, and contribute to their overall well-being. The activities are not only educational but also engaging, promoting a sense of community and understanding among participants. This resource is invaluable for anyone looking to implement SEL in their work with children and young people, providing a solid foundation for developing empathetic, socially aware, and emotionally intelligent individuals.