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-based learning can help with the overall management of emotions and stress levels.
Movement-based learning allows students to view their strengths in a new light and makes their challenge areas seem more attainable.
Movement-based learning improves the development of complex cognitive abilities like planning, thought analysis, creativity, abstract thinking.
Movement-based learning is easy to implement as whole classroom activities. It gives students the opportunity to work together and solve problems.
Movement-based learning can create an environment where students can show understanding when working with others on problems.
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?
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.
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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.
Show your district and local community the importance of including movement-based learning in your classroom SEL activities.
Check out our grade-level math kits for more movement-based learning ideas!
Current SEL Grants
We want to help you in bringing movement-based learning to your SEL programming. We will update this grant list with current grants supporting SEL.
SEL in Action Awards
Interested in bringing an SEL project to your school?