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Social-Emotional Learning Teaching Kit

The SEL Kit involves coordinated teaching and development strategies and focuses on a crucial development area, mostly overlooked in traditional education – students' emotions.

With this kit, students will learn how to deal with difficult situations, function better in family, school, and society as a whole. They will going to learn how to deal with aggression, stress, and negative emotions and understand the importance of teamwork, self-discipline, and mutual respect.

Grade Levels: 1st - 6th Grade


All a teacher needs in one box

  • Photon Robot
  • User’s guide
  • Set of 50 Activities
  • Educational Mat (plain grid)
  • Educational Mat (storytelling)
  • Flashcards (5 sets) 
    1. Symbols Used in Our Application (24 pcs.)
    2. Emotions and Characters (25 pcs.)
    3. Objects and Places (25 pcs.)
    4. Alphabet and Numbers (24 pcs.)
    5. Situations, Attitudes, & Stress Management (18 pcs.)
  • Educational Cube
  • Name Sticks

All activities in the Kit are based on the leading Social-Emotional Learning methodology developed by CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning).

Self-Awareness

The abilities to understand one’s own emotions, thoughts, and values and how they influence behavior across contexts. This includes capacities to recognize one’s strengths and limitations with a well-grounded sense of confidence and purpose.

Such as:

  • Integrating personal and social identities
  • Identifying personal, cultural, and linguistic assets
  • Identifying one’s emotions
  • Demonstrating honesty and integrity
  • Linking feelings, values, and thoughts
  • Examining prejudices and biases
  • Experiencing self-efficacy
  • Having a growth mindset
  • Developing interests and a sense of purpose

Self-Management

The abilities to manage one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors effectively in different situations and to achieve goals and aspirations. This includes the capacities to delay gratification, manage stress, and feel motivation and agency to accomplish personal and collective goals.

Such as:

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

Social & Relationship Skills

The abilities to establish and maintain healthy and supportive relationships and to effectively navigate settings with diverse individuals and groups. This includes the capacities to communicate clearly, listen actively, cooperate, work collaboratively to problem solve and negotiate conflict constructively, navigate settings with differing social and cultural demands and opportunities, provide leadership, and seek or offer help when needed.

Such as:

  • Communicating effectively
  • Developing positive relationships
  • Demonstrating cultural competency
  • Practicing teamwork and collaborative problem-solving
  • Resolving conflicts constructively
  • Resisting negative social pressure
  • Showing leadership in groups
  • Seeking or offering support and help when needed
  • Standing up for the rights of others

Social Awareness

The abilities to understand the perspectives of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and contexts. This includes the capacities to feel compassion for others, understand broader historical and social norms for behavior in different settings, and recognize family, school, and community resources and supports.

Such as:

  • Taking others’ perspectives
  • Recognizing strengths in others
  • Demonstrating empathy and compassion
  • Showing concern for the feelings of others
  • Understanding and expressing gratitude
  • Identifying diverse social norms, including unjust ones
  • Recognizing situational demands and opportunities
  • Understanding the influences of organizations and systems on behavior

Decision-Making Skills

The abilities to make caring and constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions across diverse situations. This includes the capacities to consider ethical standards and safety concerns, and to evaluate the benefits and consequences of various actions for personal, social, and collective well-being.

Such as:

  • Demonstrating curiosity and open-mindedness
  • Learning how to make a reasoned judgment after analyzing information, data, and facts
  • Identifying solutions for personal and social problems
  • Anticipating and evaluating the consequences of one’s actions
  • Recognizing how critical thinking skills are useful both inside and outside of school
  • Reflecting on one’s role to promote personal, family, and community well-being
  • Evaluating personal, interpersonal, community, and institutional impacts

What does a typical lesson look like?

The kit is designed to work with students in first through sixth grade. Teachers receive a box containing a robot, accessories, and a set of 50 activity ideas. Moreover, each activity can be carried out with the same group of students many times over. The accessories such as Educational Mats make the activities more exciting, while the colorful drawings stimulate the students’ imagination. There is also an educational cube, name sticks, and five sets of flashcards available for the group to use. Such a structured activity, full of stimuli and colors, ensures full engagement and enthusiasm of the children.

Practical exercises that shape emotional and social skills

The kit includes 50 activities developed by a team of world-leading experts. They have a standardized yet flexible format, so you are free to adapt their use to your classes. Many of the activities can be repeated several times, so it’s entirely up to you whether you incorporate them into your teaching routine or make them the topic of a separate lesson. You can also adapt many of the ideas according to current events relevant to your community.

Students will develop the skills necessary to handle their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in a variety of challenging situations and learn to achieve goals and aspirations. Students will also learn how to handle stress and pursue personal and group objectives. The exercises include improving students’ ability to recognize their strengths and limitations and enhancing their self-confidence. They also include learning effective communication, active listening, group work & problem-solving, as well as interacting in socially and culturally foreign environments.

Teach how to offer help when help is needed and to protect the rights of others, including the weak, the sick, and those with disabilities. Exercises include, but are not limited to, teaching students to properly display respect, concern, empathy, gratitude, and compassion.


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