2. Engaging strategies, brain breaks, and transitions; and
3. Optimistic closures
NEW! Using intentional student engagement strategies can go a long way towards helping students view learning as fun, see it as important, see the value of working with and functioning as part of a team, and be part of a social institution. Here are 17 of the best student engagement strategies. Here are some other specific strategies for helping students engage in the classroom.
Cultivate the core competencies of SEL by teaching breathing and relaxation, understanding emotions, gratitude, focus, empathy, self-regulation, and more by usingInner Explorer.
Build SEL skills in self-awareness and emotion management using these practices;
Use Mood Meter to help students identify how they feel and build emotional intelligence. Mood Meter allows people of all ages to build self- and social-awareness. (Helpful hint: If your school is already using Zones of Regulation, it is recommended to stick with that as there are differences in the color-coding of the moods and feelings);
Consider usingZones of Regulation, a cognitive-behavioral approach used to teach students how to regulate feelings, energy, and sensory needs to meet the demands of the situation and be successful socially. (If your school is already using Mood Meter, it would be best to stick with that as there are differences in the color-coding of the moods and feelings);
UseSecond Step to develop a comprehensive and holistic approach to teaching social-emotional learning at all levels of intervention;