• Suggested resources and activities parents can use to support Social Emotional Learning with their children.

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    This calendar provides one healthy habit a day that parents can do with their student from home. 



    Are you interested in hosting a family meeting?  This document provides you a guide to hosting an effective family meeting in your home. Family meetings can help provide discussions that involve all family members who are concerned about or affected by a particular issue.



    This website offers tools to take care of our minds and stay grounded. Enjoy this curation of content hand-picked to support your mental and emotional wellness through this time.

     Common Sense Media

    Common Sense Media

    Common Sense Media provides resources on digital citizenship. Navigate social distancing and school closures with quality media and at-home learning opportunities for your kids.

    Subject(s): Family Support

    Grade(s): Early Childhood, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-10, 11-12


    Access thousands of short video tutorials on a variety of subjects from "making a spreadsheet" to "social emotional learning".  Log in with your student account information.

    Subject(s): All

    Grade(s): All

    PBIS World

    PBIS World

    PBIS has a variety of resources for families.  This includes behavior interventions. Easy to use, click a behavior and a list of tiered options appear to help with finding solutions to the behavior. 

    Subject(s): Social Emotional, Special Education

    Grade(s): K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-10, 11-12 

    PBIS World: Creating Individual and Creative Schedules

    PBIS World has a variety of helpful resources for educators and families.  This specific page helps families and students by creating a schedule that meets their specific needs.  Downloadable calendars, visual schedules, and ideas on how to best utilize these tools. 

    Subject(s): Special Education, Social Emotional Learning

    Grade(s): K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-10, 11-12

    Teaching Tolerance

    A Trauma-Informed Approach to Teaching Through Coronavirus

    Experts from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network share their recommendations for educators supporting students during the COVID-19 crisis.

    This article is also valuable for families to read and learn new things to support their children.

    Grade(s): All

    Subject(s): Social Emotional, Parent and Guardian


    CASEL - SEL Resources during COVID-19

    At CASEL, we understand how important it is to attend to the social and emotional needs that arise during times like these. SEL offers a powerful means to explore and express our emotions, build relationships, and support each other – children and adults alike – during this challenging time.

    CASEL is committed to our vision of disseminating high-quality SEL research and best practices. We are more determined now than ever.


    Edutopia - Social and Emotional Learning: Strategies for Parents

    There are many ways parents can encourage emotionally intelligent behavior in their children. Check out this guide to resources for learning more about character development.

    Getting Smart

    Getting Smart - Extending Social and Emotional Learning in the Home

    GettingSmart.com is a media channel that provides a place for edleaders to share innovations in learning and build a community driven by equity and access.


    PBS - Article from PBS

    10 tips for talking about COVID-19 with your kids.


    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Talking with children about Coronavirus

    Read what the CDC says about Talking with children about Coronavirus: Messages for parents, school staff, and others working with children   As public conversations around coronavirus COVID-19) increase, children may worry about themselves, their family, and friends getting ill with COVID-19. Parents, family members, school staff, and other trusted adults can play an important role in helping children make sense of what they hear in a way that is honest, accurate, and minimizes anxiety or fear. CDC has created guidance to help adults have conversations with children about COVID-19 and ways they can avoid getting and spreading the disease.

    Top Time Management Apps 

    Say goodbye to late homework and missed practices. These terrific time trackers, scheduling apps, and digital calendars can teach kids essential organization and time-management skills. We've gathered some of our favorite tools to help kids (and parents) struggling to stay on time. From simple timers for young kids figuring out their routines to complex productivity tools for busy tweens and teens, there's sure to be a handy app on this list for everyone. 

    Stop Breath and Think

    Stop, Breathe and Think 

    Download this app to check in with how you’re feeling, and try short activities tuned to your emotions.