Social Emotional Learning in the Elementary Classroom


Designed by Mirlinda Hoti

Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is for educators to gain an understanding in the topic of Social Emotional Learning (SEL). This topic is very important to consider, especially when teaching at the elementary level. Those educators that teach in inner city schools may benefit the most from this course. Every school district faces varied challenges and struggles. By the end of this course, learners will gain an understanding in implementing SEL in their daily instructional routine. Learners will be able to recognize that the physical environment of the classroom plays a huge role in SEL as well.

Performance-Based Objectives

1. Learners will be able to identify what SEL is.

2. Learners will be able to explain why SEL is important for educators to know.

3. Learners will be able to create lessons that include emotion management skills.

4. Learners will be able to create their own "morning meeting" through the integration of SEL strategies on their grade level of choice.

5. Learners will be able to create their "dream" classroom setup that supports students' emotional development.

Entrance Ticket

Please complete the following form before beginning this course.

Unit 1: About SEL

Unit 2: Classroom Environment


Task Analysis

Please complete the final form for the course:


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