Self-Awareness Teacher Resources

Everyone has strengths and limitations, and recognizing these within the frame of personal assessment and confidence is one of the key competencies in Social and Emotional Learning. Instilling optimism as the lens through which students view both their strengths and limitations is empowering for the learner. Check out Lesson Planet's resources on self-awareness below! 
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Social & Emotional Learning in High School: Self-Awareness

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
21st-century learners face an array of challenges. This collection is designed to help students develop the social and emotional self-awareness skills and healthy habits they need to make responsible decisions now and in the future. The...
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Self-Efficacy Toolkit

For Teachers K - Higher Ed
New ReviewA PowerPoint presentation prepares instructors for teaching learners about self-efficacy, a key competency of social-emotional learning. The 29-page presentation is designed to give administrators and teachers a deeper understanding of...
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Importance of Self-Efficacy

For Students K - Higher Ed
New ReviewA short, animated video introduces viewers to the importance of self-efficacy. The narrator first defines self-efficacy then offers five ways learners can develop this social-emotional learning competency.
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Self-Efficacy In Students' Everyday Lives

For Students K - Higher Ed
New ReviewSetting goals is one thing; achieving them is another. Three young learners share their experiences with asking for and giving others support to master a task and achieve their goals.
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Self-Efficacy Strategies

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Scholars with high levels of self-efficacy perform better in school. Instructors review a list of strategies for enhancing self-efficacy skills. They discover how to teach learners to appropriately define success, celebrate progress, and...
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Tactile quilts that tell a story

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
Learners with multiple disabilities need to engage in projects that push them to know their full potential. They need to be able to express themselves in a variety of ways, and this very thoughtful lesson does just that. They make a...
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Language Arts: Writing Skills Development

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students improve writing skills by expanding their self-perceptions. Next, they develop idea lists for writing topics. Their ideas become the basis for a class newspaper. following the creation of a group composition, students write...
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Relationships, Day 1: Self-Esteem

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Expose your secondary special education class to the importance of belonging and feeling accepted. They define self-esteem, pride, and appreciation. Then create a self collage and share what they like about themselves with the class. A...
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Taking Turns

For Teachers K - 6th
For small children or learners with disabilities, learning to wait patiently and taking turns is very important. In pairs, two children with visual impairments take turns asking for, waiting for, and playing with a musical toy. Each turn...
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Bedtime Routine Picture Cards

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Clean up toys, brush teeth, get in bed. Here's an excellent idea that can be used to make evenings so much easier and foster self-efficacy skills in learners of any ability level or age.
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Morning Routine Picture Cards

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Mornings can be a challenge. There's so much to remember do in so little time. Foster self-efficacy skills in learners of any ability level or age and reduce stress with these morning routine picture cards.
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Let’s Go to Summer Camp: Higher Grade Bands

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Going to summer camp can be an exciting yet terrifying experience for kids. Whether or not your class members are going to camp, this lesson can be used to foster social, academic, and self-efficacy skills in learners of any age or...
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Let’s Go to Summer Camp: Lower Grade Bands

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
Going to summer camp can be an exciting yet terrifying experience for kids. Whether or not your class members are going to camp, this lesson can be used to foster social, academic, and self-efficacy skills in learners of any ability...
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Students' Experiences with Social-Emotional Learning

For Students K - Higher Ed
New ReviewA short video spotlights young learners who share their experiences with social-emotional competencies. Each speaker is frank about their struggles and how learning various strategies helps them become more successful in and out of school.
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The Impact of Praise

For Teachers K - Higher Ed
New ReviewHow to praise and not praise is the question addressed by a short video designed for educators. The narrator shares the results of a simple experiment that details how praising learners' efforts results in better performance.
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Trauma-Informed SEL Toolkit

For Teachers K - Higher Ed
New ReviewThe Trauma-Informed SEL Toolkit is a presentation for educators who seek to create a reliable environment where scholars who have experienced adversities and trauma feel supported, safe, and ready to learn.
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Mental Health/Social Emotional Skills

For Teachers 10th
New ReviewLooking for social-emotional resources? Check out this seven-page packet that includes activity and lesson plan ideas, as well as links to information resources that support the social and emotional development of tenth graders.
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Self-Awareness

For Teachers 7th
New ReviewIntrovert or extrovert? To find out more about themselves, class members fill out an Introvert or Extrovert worksheet. Learners are also introduced to a decision-making model that enhances self-awareness.
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Lesson 6: Relationships - Day 4: Friendships & Dating

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Class members engage in a series of activities that encourage the development of the social skills associated with dating and sustaining friendships.
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Mookey the Monkey Gets Over Being Teased

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Students discuss the effects of teasing. In this self efficacy lesson plan, students listen to the story Mookey the Monkey Gets Over Being Teased as a class. Students then discuss teasing, if they have ever been teased and how it felt,...
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Food Product Packaging: Marketing & the Nutrition Facts Label

For Teachers 4th - 6th
How can you choose healthier foods by reading the nutritional labels? Your class will discover how companies market food items to make them enticing and how to check the food labels of those items to see if they are healthy. They listen...
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Play Therapy Activities to Enhance Self‐Esteem

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
Discover activities to help learners increase self-awareness, build peer and family relations, and develop positive self-esteem. Here you'll find six suggestions for instilling a sense of confidence and self awareness in youngsters. Each...
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Glossary of Key Terms and Concepts

For Teachers K - 12th
Considering creating a Profession Learning Community at your school? Here's a seven-page glossary of key terms and concepts, everything from action orientation and adaptive to values and vision, that all members should know to...
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Self-Esteem Quotes

For Students 8th Standards
Teenagers are so worried about what others think of them that they seldom stop to consider how they think of themselves. An introspective lesson prompts class members to analyze their own self-esteem in the context of several...

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