Social-Emotional Learning is often described as the process through which children and adults obtain the interpersonal skills to identify emotions, set goals, show empathy, maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. Discovery Education’s Social-Emotional Learning Center presents a curated collection of resources that support professional development, SEL integration into classrooms, and student-facing digital content for all grades.
The Social-Emotional Learning Center is the first initiative of the Social-Emotional Learning Coalition, a partnership between Discovery Education and leaders across the public, private, and philanthropic sectors to drive access and innovation in embedding SEL in the student experience. The Allstate Foundation and National AfterSchool Association are founding members.
Resources in the K-2 content tab include student-facing, multimodal digital content focused on helping younger students develop their social-emotional skills. In this section, you will find a robust digital collection to help young students begin acquiring and practicing self-awareness and social skills; memorable songs with My Mindful Music; videos on belly breathing, building confidence, and being part of a team from Everyday Speech; easy-to-follow meditation exercises; and other resources that support empathy, stress management, and more.
The 3-5 content section presents a variety of digital resources for older elementary students that support their SEL skill growth. Explore engaging content with series like My Mindful Music and Get Along Monsters, as well as a Virtual Field Trip from Soar with Wings that teaches about the five competencies by showing younger students practicing the competencies in action. This section also features a large collection of videos, songs, and mindfulness exercises that guide students through SEL competency development.
The 6-12 tab contains a diverse collection of SEL content that reinforces older students’ self-awareness and social skills. Content includes videos and channels tailored to upper grades that teach about topics such as cybersafety, teenage friendships, self-awareness, and stress management. Also find inspirational series such as #MyYoungerSelf, from the Child Mind Institute, where celebrities and newsmakers give advice to their younger selves, and the popular Discover Your Happy Virtual Field Trip from LG that helps us understand the science of happiness.
The Center’s instructional resources provide educators and families with strategies to help them seamlessly integrate SEL into their classrooms. This section includes videos that support SEL implementation, instructional guides, activities, and practical tips for using Discovery Education to build students’ SEL competencies.
Resources in the professional learning section are designed to help build educator capacity around SEL and its application in a variety of learning environments. Here you will find educator-facing resources from CASEL’s collection that showcase and explain the SEL competencies, resources on trauma-informed teaching, and a Master Class video on implementing SEL in the classroom.