Middle School lessons
Middle School SEL (Social Emotional Learning) Lessons
Supplies needed: journal and writing/ coloring utensils.
Watch a video
Journal and draw in response to the questions.
Once done with an activity, talk about it with somebody.
Coping with Teenage Stress
Name two things you can do to manage your stress.
Decide how you will work at least one of these things into your schedule today.
Think about how stress can be both a good and bad thing.
Self Soothe Box
Make your own self soothe box by decorating a shoe box or other empty box. Place at least 5 self-soothing items in the box that includes all 5 senses.
Share your box with a member of your household.
In 10 sentences or less, write how using your self-soothe box helped soothe you when you were upset.
The Science of Kindness
How can doing an act of kindness help you, and not just the person you're doing the act of kindness for?
Do an act of kindness. Reflect on how it made you feel. Now think of another act of kindness you can do tomorrow.
Dealing With Digital Drama
Write down three posts that you or others have made on social media that may have created digital drama.
Re-write those three posts in a way that shows good digital citizenship.
Post something encouraging.
Three Tips to Boost Confidence
List 3 people in the world that you believe are confident.
What three actions can you take to build your confidence.
Name a failure that you had but were able to overcome and list how you overcame it.
Why we Loose Control of our Emotions
What are some things that cause you to “flip your lid”?
Who are the trusted adults in your life that you can talk to if you feel your emotions are getting out of control?
What are 3 things you can do to help calm your anxious emotions?
Is conflict a part of relationships?
What are some ways to communicate conflict in a healthy manner?
What is the purpose of a mediator?
What is Empathy?
What does it mean to have empathy?
Have you ever felt left out or ignored? How did it make you feel?
How can you show empathy for others who are frustrated right now?
Think it or Say It
Why is it important to keep some thoughts to ourselves?
What is an example of something you should think and not say out loud?
What is an example of something you can say out loud?
Seeing Someone Else's Side
Why is it important to see situations from someone else’s point of view?
Can you think of a time when you did or didn’t see someone’s point of view. How could things have been handled differently?