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Free Second Step and SEL Resources

In an effort to help educators engage with their students and reinforce the social-emotional skills they’re teaching, we’ve created this Free Second Step and SEL Resources Page. Below you'll find many helpful resources including classroom activities, mindfulness sessions and strategies taught throughout Second Step® to utilise with your students.  

Classroom Activities

Building Resilience

Resilience Activities for Primary School: These short, research-based student activities are designed to help teachers support students’ coping and recovery following a crisis. Each activity focuses on a topic or skill known to support students’ coping and well-being.
 

Practicing Gratitude

Power Up Your Gratitude Activity:  In this activity, you can help students understand why and how they can be thankful for big things and little things in their lives.
Positive Classroom Climate
Being Kind and Respectful to Help Stop Bullying Activity: A Free Classroom Climate Activity to Help Stop Bullying. Ready to involve all your students in creating a positive classroom climate? Want to get them thinking about how they can help stop bullying? This classroom activity, adapted from the Second Step Bullying Prevention Unit for Grades 4–5, is a great place to start. 

Mindfulness

Mind Yeti - Mindfulness for Kids and Their Adults

Mind Yeti®: Fifteen of our mindfulness program sessions are now available for anyone to use, no experience necessary! Designed for educators and families to do alongside children, or for older children to do on their own, Mind Yeti provides a great way for everyone to practice mindfulness during this difficult time.

Podcasts

The Grow Kinder Podcast

The Grow Kinder Podcast: A first-of-its-kind social-emotional learning (SEL) podcast, Grow Kinder® features conversations with thought leaders in education who explore how SEL can help us navigate society’s most pressing challenges and create a kinder, more compassionate world. 

The Imagine Neighborhood

The Imagine Neighborhood: This new podcast for families is designed to help children and grown-ups practice their social-emotional skills. Each episode tells a story that’s amazing, fantastical, and maybe a little bananas, while it tackles the big feelings that come with growing up.

Printable Reminders

SEL Posters: Put up a few visual reminders to help your kids name their feelings and learn how to manage them too!

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