"This product is phenomenal. I just started using it with my second grade classroom and even my tier 2-3 students are responding well to it. I have used this resource for both whole group and small groups. I absolutely love this product. It's worth every penny and is so well organized, friendly for many grade levels, and is practical to our students and any classroom environment."
"I cannot even begin to explain how relieved I am to have found this resource. I have used recommended published SEL curriculums such as Second Step and they have not even begun to address the needs of my students. (I am a general ed, first grade teacher, in a diverse title 1 school with a high population of ELLs... the needs of my students go beyond the average- ADHD, anxiety, PTSD, abuse, autism, etc.). I started off with "Self-Regulation" and it was perfect! Thank you so much! I bought this with my own money, without my principal's consent, but once I started using it, and showed her how my students were using the language, vocabulary, and responding to the curriculum, she reimbursed me! Thank you so much. I am recommending it to all my fellow teachers and I hope they purchase it as well!"
"Great product!! I really needed this resource to help guide some very important learning on emotions and social skills. I like that I can pick parts as they are needed or follow it in order. I don't have a ton of time for this in the classroom, so I use what I need and enjoy that I can keep growing it each year, getting new books and ideas as I go. Thank you for filling a much needed hole I had in my classroom that was hard to fill without resources!"
"My students love when we have our mind and heart time! This is a superb resource, and if you are thinking twice, just do it!! You won't be disappointed!!"
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Elyse takes her eighteen combined years of teaching experience in the classroom and as a curriculum developer to support teachers who want to teach at their best and make learning fun and effective for kids.
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Frequently Asked Questions
I am a special education teacher, will this resource work for me?
YES! This curriculum can be easily adapted to suit the needs of any type of classroom or home learning setting.
Whether you're a school counselor, special education teacher, homeschooler, or school teacher, this resource has what you need! It can be easily adapted to suit your needs.
I have the HARDEST class this year, is there any chance this will help us?
I 100% believe that is curriculum can and will help YOU or any other teacher that is struggling to manage a difficult class. But it won't happen if you don't take the time to teach the lessons and use the activities.
Schedule 15-20 minute time blocks for daily social-emotional learning. Then, teach the lessons and use the activities throughout the week. You will begin to see positive results!
Do I need to teach everything in a certain order?
No way! You can pick and choose what you use based on your individual needs and classroom schedule. I recommend starting with the Emotions and Self-Regulations unit first to build strong emotional skills that will guide lessons in future units on social development. But you know your students best, so select lessons that you think they need right now!
I don't have much time in my schedule to teach these types of lessons. What do you suggest?
Make time for social-emotional lessons as much as you can. Whether it's a short block of time each day, during your morning meeting, or afteroon circle, these lessons will make an impact on the children you teach. All it takes is 15-30 minutes a few times a week!
Teach them early on and often throughout the year - during classroom meetings or combine with your writing block . The versatile activities can be used whenever you have time - after a lesson, as morning work, or as centers. Get creative!
Imagine what would be possible if you had an entire year's worth of SEL lessons and activities planned and ready for you.
With the mind+heart Social-Emotional Learning curriculum, you have everything you need to confidently create the classroom community you've always wanted.