Social-Emotional Learning Resources for Teachers & Parents

A child in a yellow shirt plays with an interactive social-emotional learning product while sitting on a pillow.A child in a yellow shirt plays with an interactive social-emotional learning product while sitting on a pillow.

About Social-Emotional Learning Products & Resources

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process by which children and adults understand and manage emotions; set and achieve positive goals; learn, observe and model empathy; establish and maintain positive relationships; and make responsible decisions. Learning to manage feelings, respond positively to stressful situations, and get along with others is a vital part of childhood development. hand2mind creates social-emotional learning resources for teachers so they can bring highly interactive, hands-on tools to the classroom.

CASEL chart featuring the 5 social emotional learning competencies.  Self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision making, relationship skills, social awarenessCASEL chart featuring the 5 social emotional learning competencies.  Self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision making, relationship skills, social awareness

hand2mind Has Something For Every Aspect of Social-Emotional Learning

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Social Awareness

Social-emotional learning products like our See My Feelings Mirror help kids develop social awareness skills, by helping them recognize emotions in others, as well as themselves.

kindergarten girl tracing her finger along the star breathing pattern on her mindful mazes boardkindergarten girl tracing her finger along the star breathing pattern on her mindful mazes board

Self Awareness

Mindful Mazes help kids grow their own self awareness by working on breathing exercise for different situations.

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Relationship Skills

As your little ones work through their adventures through school, they can work on ways to build their relationship skills, like with the Learn About Feelings Activity Set!

little girl in a red shirt sitting in a calm down corner and suing a sensory fidget tube.little girl in a red shirt sitting in a calm down corner and suing a sensory fidget tube.

Self Management

hand2mind's sensory social-emotional products like our Fidget Tubes and ColorMix Tubes teach children the importance of self management through individual play.

Social-Emotional Learning Products

Supplemental Curriculum & Social-Emotional Learning Resources

Daily Math Fluency

Guided Math

Differentiated Math Centers

Math Tasks

VersaTiles®

Reading Strategies Toolkit

Differentiated Literacy Centers

Close Reading

STEM in Action®

hand2mind Enables Social-Emotional Learning

A young boy and a young girl play together with a hands-on social-emotional learning product at a small table. A young boy and a young girl play together with a hands-on social-emotional learning product at a small table.

Social Awareness

  • Frequent opportunities to practice skills and concepts build confidence.
  • Regularly engage with parents and families and find ways to bring them into your activities and projects.
  • Help students identify verbal and nonverbal cues and display those cues for reference.

Self Awareness

  • Integrate opportunities for self-evaluation.
  • Acknowledge issues and work to address them with students.
  • Allow students to self-evaluate through regular journaling prompts.
  • Set personal goals.
  • Regularly use estimations and prediction to help students gauge his or her ability to complete a task.

Relationship Skills

  • Centers foster collaboration and help build relationships among students.
  • Activities create opportunities for flexible grouping and seating in classrooms.
  • Develop a "Classroom Culture" chart with students that establishes ways to communicate, listen to others, apologize, share, etc.
  • Pair confident students with those that are shy. Pair introverted students with extroverted students and provide opportunities to work with different partners.

Self Management

  • Encourage student-centered learning and choice by offering a variety of activity options.
  • Provide students with checklists and rubrics for projects to encourage student ownership of work.
  • Offer a variety of options for activities and assignments so students have the power to choose how they wish to complete.

Social-Emotional Learning in 50 States

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♦Preschool SEL standards only.

♦Preschool and early elementary SEL standards.

♦Preschool and K-12 SEL standards.

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