Webinar Recording

Kickstarting a Compassionate Classroom Slide Deck

Key Takeaways for SEL Instruction

  • [4:28] Erin Thwaites, EVERFI Instructional Designer, offers a hierarchy for SEL Implementation to help you identify a starting point.
  • [4:50] Beginning with Organic Opportunities, or those unplanned times when student conflicts or struggles present an ideal chance to teach SEL strategies, Mrs. Karen Clancy shares strategies from her elementary classroom.
  • [13:03] Next, Karen focuses on teacher-led practices like establishing SEL rituals through Dedicated Time, and intentionally weaving SEL into existing lessons and other academic subjects to enhance overall Classroom Culture.
  • [25:58] Then, Principal Gracia offers opportunities to bring SEL to life in the entire building with School Culture initiatives that have been successful for students, parents, and staff at Oak Knoll.
  • [39:28] Finally, the panel shares resources for getting started with SEL and addresses audience questions.

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Featured Resources:

  • The Compassion Project: The Compassion Project consists of 15 offline lessons and 3 digital activities. Each lesson includes an activity, a short (2-minute) video, and takes under 45 minutes to complete.
  • Activities like Kindness of the Day: Lessons 13-15 offer opportunities for challenging your students to new kindness experiences daily and for their community. (Accessible in the EVERFI Teacher Resource Center for The Compassion Project)
  • Oak Knoll Counselor’s Corner: Monthly Lessons and Book List from our speakers


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