Distance Learning: Tips for Social-Emotional Wellness

As the country and the world respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19), we are all feeling a range of emotions – fear, anxiety, stress, and uncertainty. At IDEA Public Schools we understand how important it is to attend to the social and emotional needs that arise during stressful times like these.  

Social-emotional learning offers us a way to explore and express our emotions, build relationships, and support each other – children and adults alike – during this challenging time. Below are some resources to continue to promote socialemotional learning with students while at home.  

Resource  Link  Description  
Move This World  

(K – 12th) 

Click here to access Elementary School breathing exercises.  

Click here to access Middle School breathing exercises. 

Click here to access High School breathing exercises. 

When prompted, enter the password “togetherwecan” 


Move This World (MTW) is a social emotional learning program that provides multimedia content for districts, schools and teachers to develop social skills and strengthen emotional intelligence within PreK through high school students. 
Common Sense Education  

(K – 12th 


https://www.commonsense.org/education/toolkit/social-emotional-learning  Offers library of topics about character strengths, social emotional learning competencies, and provides actionable activities for free. 
Aperture Education 

(K – 12th) 

http://info.apertureed.com/archived-resources  Tools and activities for both students and adults to build social emotional learning competencies and coping skills.  
Sanford Harmony at National University 

(K – 6th) 

https://online.sanfordharmony.org/  A no-cost social emotional learning program for Pre-K-6 grade students designed to foster communication, connection, and community both in and outside the classroom, and develop boys and girls into compassionate and caring adults. 
Flocabulary by Nearpod 


https://www.flocabulary.com/topics/social-and-emotional-learning/  Research-based videos and activities build the background knowledge and vocabulary related to social emotional learning. *Free 30-day trial with email registration. 
Random Acts of Kindness 

(K – 8th) 

https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/  Evidence-based Kindness in the Classroom® social emotional learning curriculum that focuses on equity and connection through kindness. 


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