Social & Emotional Learning

What We Do

  • The Social and Emotional Learning department coordinates the implementation and growth of culturally responsive and emotionally safe learning environments. We have resources to help students develop skills to manage their emotions, form positive relationships, feel empathy for others, and make responsible decisions. SEL programming is based on the understanding that the best learning emerges in the context of supportive relationships that make learning challenging, engaging, and meaningful.

SEL Downloadable Resources

SEL WEBINARS

  • #iCelebrate: The Joy of Celebration

    In this webinar we discuss why celebrations are necessary during these unprecedented times, how celebration positively effects the body, and different strategies for having little celebrations daily.  Is there someone you would like to celebrate, shout-out, salute, or recognize for a job well done during these uncertain times? Tweet us @SELHISD using #iCelebrate and that person may be recognized during this webinar! In honor of the end of the school year participants will be provided #iCelebrate certificates to share with those you want to celebrate.

    English

    Live Video Coming Soon

    Download the Presentation Slides (English)

    Fillable Certificate (English)

    Celebration Resources

    Spanish

     Live Video Coming Soon

    Download the Presentation Slides (Spanish)

    Fillable Certificate (Spanish)


    Today I Am...Tomorrow I Will...

    Join HISD Social Workers this as they guide the community in an activity that focuses on the hope available for your family’s future. The presenters share how reflecting on what is already working for your family will manifest resiliency as you continue to cope with the effects of COVID-19 and school closure.


    Trauma Informed Practices

    In this webinar we review the signs and symptoms of trauma and the impact it has on students, teachers, parents & schools. 

    English

    Spanish


    Engagement Strategies for the Virtual Classroom

    In this webinar we review techniques to help teachers and parents keep students engaged in a virtual & distance learning environment.  

    English

    Spanish

     


    De-Escalation and Managing Behaviors at Home

    In this webinar, we review techniques to De-Escalate common behaviors and practical ways parents can address challenging behavior with students at home. 

    English 

    Handouts/Presentation
    Managing Behaviors at Home Presentation 
    Managing Behaviors at Home Handout

     

    Spanish 

    Folletos/ Presentación
    Managing Behaviors at Home Presentation (Spanish)
    Managing Behaviors at Home Handout

     


    Coping with Grief

    In this webinar, we review the various types of grief and strategies to support students and adults through the grief process, specifically during the COVID19 pandemic.


    English 

    Handouts/Presentation
    Coping with Grief Presentation

     

    Spanish 

    Folletos/ Presentación
    Coping with Grief Presentation (Spanish)

     


     Managing COVID Stress for Teachers

    Participants will learn the impacts and response patterns associated with stress, along with practical tips to rise above and maintain your cool even in times of crisis.

    Handouts/Presentation
    Breathing Exercises
    Managing Covid Stress of Teachers Presentation


    Understanding Mindfulness

    Understanding Mindfulness – The Misconceptions & Benefits (English).  This week we’ll review some common misconceptions and talk about the great benefits of incorporating mindfulness into your daily routines. It’s a great way to start the week.

    English

    Handouts/Presentation

    Understanding Mindfulness English.pdf 
    The Mindful Awareness Scale

     Spanish

    Folletos/ Presentación

    Aprendiendo Sobre Mindfulness.pdf
    Escala de Atencion y Conciencia Mindful 

     


    Incorporating SEL at Home

    Parents and students will learn ways to incorporate SEL practices into their daily routines, understand the importance of mindfulness, and learn exercises and techniques that can be done by adults and students of all ages.

    English

    Coping Journal 
    Mindful YouTube Video (English) 
    English PowerPoint Presentation 

     Spanish

    Folletos/ Presentación

    Spanish PowerPoint Presentation 
    Yoga/Mindful YouTube Video (Spanish)

     


    Coping Strategies

    Parents and students will learn ways to incorporate SEL practices into their daily routines, understand the importance of mindfulness, and learn exercises and techniques that can be done by adults and students of all ages.

    Handouts/Presentation 

    Download the Coping Strategies PowerPoint Presentation

     


    Coping with Stress & Anxiety

    In this webinar, we discuss tips for parents to support their children, & best practices for managing stress, emotions, and anxiety.

     Handouts/Presentation 

     


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