Movement-Based
Social-Emotional Learning
Activities

“Social-emotional learning is an integral part of education and human development SEL is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions.”

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)

Social-Emotional Learning

Incorporating SEL in schools has long-lasting and global results. Teaching students at a young age how to manage their emotions, resolve issues, and work together, can positively impact their academic performance, and ability to thrive in their future careers and communities. SEL also fits into trauma-informed instruction by helping students reduce stress, anxiety, depression.  

Movement-Based Learning’s Role in SEL

Movement is an amazing vehicle for students to learn social-emotional skills. Our program offers engaging learning opportunities for students to be creative and work together.

Self-Management
Self-Awareness
Responsible Decision Making
Relationship Skills
Social Awareness

Healing ACEs with Social Emotional Learning

Including social-emotional learning in your classroom can help students reduce toxic stress and increase self-management, responsible decision making, relationship skills, social, and self-awareness, all core principles of CASEL’s core competence areas.

Click to download a free emotional check-in worksheet to use with your students!

How Does Movement Alleviate the Impact of ACEs?

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can limit small proteins called “growth factors,” from being secreted in the brain. These growth factors help maintain plasticity and repair neurons in the developing brain.

The release of one growth factor called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is enhanced by movement!

Increased BDNF levels make our brains less vulnerable to stress. (Notaras & van de Buuse, 2020)

Strengthening neural connections through play and movement is extremely important! The rapidly developing brain is forming one million new neural connections a second during this crucial development period (Harris, 2019).

Learn strategies for including social-emotional learning in your classroom at a Virtual PD for K-5th grade teachers, “Trauma and Learning.”

Math & Movement SEL Curriculum Project

Check out our program options that are perfect for schools looking to include more movement-based learning in their lessons.

Join a Training

All teachers receive 10 hours of professional development in movement-based learning with a 6-part virtual training on Trauma and Learning. 

Implement Math, Literacy, and SEL concepts

Include custom-designed sensory hallways with literacy, math, and positive affirmations at your school.

Incorporate Daily Lesson Plans and Activities

Introduce games and activities for teaching core math and literacy concepts. Our activities are aligned to most K-5 classroom state standards. Our activities are also adaptable for special education and English language learners.

Collect Data
and Research

Show your district and local community the importance of including movement-based learning in your classroom SEL activities.

SEL Products

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