Strategies on how to use SEL skills in your classrooms
Structure, Repetition, & Consistency: Create a routine and be consistent: Develop a daily agenda and share an overview of each class or lesson to help establish structure in the classroom. Repeat your classroom expectations or rules everyday. Make it into a game, song, or riddle so it becomes a habit or routine.
Identify each student’s strength and write it down: Use team building activities to help students work together and identify peers strengths. Debrief as a larger group and share your perspective on what your class has accomplished; then write down the new strengths identified.
Reward your students for any good behavior: If your students have reached a goal or achievement, it should be celebrated! Give incentives such as no homework or 5 minutes of cell phone usage. Even something small will work, so they can look forward to the reward.
You can also check out Building SEL skills for more strategies on how to build children’s SEL skills.