social emotional learning

Nurturing Young Hearts: Social-Emotional Learning Activities for Teachers

June 19, 2023
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The early years of elementary school are an important time in a child's life.

Not only are the first academic foundations laid during this time, but it’s also when social-emotional understanding takes root!

Social-emotional learning (SEL) provides children with the tools and skills to navigate relationships, manage emotions, and develop a strong sense of self. 

In this blog post, you’ll find interactive lessons and useful resources to try with your little learners in the classroom. Let’s get inspired!

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Engaging Lesson Ideas for Teachers

Whether you’ve got kindergarten kiddies or 5th-grade pre-teens, learning how to identify and manage emotions, resolve conflicts, and cooperate with others is essential.

Why? Because SEL skills are life skills! 

You can put together a curriculum for your students in many ways. For instance, try mixing and matching daily social-emotional learning activities with dedicated lessons on specific topics.

Emotional Awareness and Regulation

Gratitude and Kindness

An elementary school lesson about practicing gratitude on a smartboard
SEL Lesson: Practice Gratitude

Empathy and Social Skills

Community Engagement and Responsibility

Conflict Resolution and Bullying Prevention

Mindfulness and Self-Care

An elementary school lesson on a smartboard about practicing mindfulness
SEL Lesson: Practicing Mindfulness (K-2)

Acceptance and Inclusion

Turn-Taking and Sharing

Supporting Social-Emotional Learning with Gynzy

Daily social-emotional learning activities for an elementary school classroom
SEL Lesson: Daily Activities (K-3)

Gynzy is an online teaching platform, so it's super easy to integrate SEL into any curriculum. Feel free to get creative! 

Use lesson plans and age-appropriate activities from the Gynzy Library, customize and save your lessons, or build them from scratch.

(You can even share your favorites with other teachers at your school, too).

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About the author Michael Lambarena
Michael is a language enthusiast whose favorite Gynzy content includes letter formation and handwriting practice lessons. Fun fact: he won his elementary spelling competition with the word ‘Galilean’!

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