Social and Emotional Learning


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Self Management

Self-management is the ability to regulate one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors effectively in different situations. This includes managing stress, controlling impulses, motivating oneself, and setting and working toward achieving personal and academic goals.

For students, self-management begins at the elementary level. The classroom setting is often the primary location for students to practice self-management techniques. Educators and counselors partner together at every level to provide best practices and encourage positive choices. Students who practice positive self-management techniques are more likely to find success throughout their education journey. 

At home, parents can continue promoting age-appropriate self-management in students. Lead counselors recommend the resources below to learn more about self-management.

Self Management Includes:

  • Managing one’s emotions
  • Identifying & using self-management strategies
  • Exhibiting self-discipline & self motivation
  • Setting personal & collective goals
  • Using planning & organizational skills
  • Showing courage to take initiative
  • Demonstrating personal and collective agency

Managing One's Emotions

Mental health experts suggest that stress management skills are more important than ever. Daily mindfulness teaches these skills and more. 

Identifying and Using Stress-Management Strategies

Not all stress is the same. Understanding whether you’re experiencing physical, emotional, or social stressors is key to understanding how to cope.

21 Relaxation Techniques

Guided Relaxation Scripts Parents/guardians can record them on a device and kids can play them back when needed (example: at night before bed)

How to Relieve, Manage, and Overcome Stress

Talking About Self-Management (video)

Exhibiting Self-Discipline and Self-Motivation

Self-discipline helps kids delay gratification, resist unhealthy temptations, and tolerate the discomfort needed to reach their long-term goals. 

Setting Personal and Collective Goals

Creating a mentality of success and accomplishment in children begins with simple goal setting.

Using Planning and Organizational Skills

Organization isn’t a superpower, it’s just a set of strategies and skills. Acquiring a consistent pattern of organization takes time, trial, error, and commitment. 

Showing Courage to Take Initiative

Courage can fortify children to live and honor their deepest values. Below are ways to encourage children to take the initiative to be brave and courageous.

Demonstrating Personal and Collective Agency

Individual agency is when a person acts on his/her own behalf. Collective agency occurs when people act together, such as a social movement.

Mobile Apps

Smiling Mind (free app & digital care packs)

Stopbreathethink (free app)

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