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Social-Emotional Learning Activities

Support your students and help them develop critical future-ready skills with ready-made social-emotional learning activities.

Mood and temperature checks

Help your students understand their emotions, identify triggers, and how to deal with stressful situations.

Check in with your students, no matter where they are

With the ongoing shift to remote and hybrid learning, use our wellness content to make sure students feel valued and connected. Teach healthy habits and wellness routines that students can use in their day to day lives.

Difficult conversations

Find activities to approach challenging conversations with your students, around topics such as gender equality, racial prejudice, and disability.

Celebrate Black historical figures

Find activities that celebrate Black figures in history and role models of color.

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The importance of social-emotional learning

Social-emotional learning (SEL) and supporting the wellbeing of students has never been more of a priority. It is important as it provides a foundation for safe and positive learning. Via social-emotional learning activities, you can also help students develop critical, future-ready skills like self and social awareness, self-management, responsible decision making, how to deal with adversity and difficult situations, stress management, and managing their emotions. Educators, parents, and policymakers recognize that core social-emotional learning competencies are essential for effective life functioning, and extensive research demonstrates that school-based SEL programs can promote and enhance students’ connection to school, positive behavior, and learning outcomes. Canva is proud to provide ready-made, customizable, free templates to deliver social-emotional learning activities with students, in partnership with experts from Los Angeles USD. The templates range from worksheets and posters featuring hands on activities to do mood checks, emotional temperature checks, and how to handle difficult conversations. These help students understand their emotions, identify triggers, and build strategies to improve their mood. The templates also include posters, banners, announcements, and calendars to check in with students, plan different wellness themes and practice regular mindfulness. Moreover, in today’s hybrid and remote learning world, it’s important to build connections that matter. The connection between student and teacher has never been more essential.