SEL Grades 6-8

Free Resources

  1. Socratic Discussions over books about being gifted - my personal favorite!

  2. Who Are You Unit - Learn about your Love Language, Creativity Type, the best and worst things about being gifted, and more in this unit!

  3. Adolescent Brain Unit - A wonderful unit that covers brain development, the hemispheres of the brain, the teenage brain, moral decision making, and ends with a choice of projects to apply learning. Typically takes 6-8 sessions. Thanks to Jeanne Pascon for her help with this unit. It will also be available in Renzulli Learning!

  4. SEL Warm Ups - Conversation starters on gratitude, growth mindset, leadership, and love.

  5. Overcoming Obstacles - Probably one of the most comprehensive and quality curriculums that you can find for free. Spans grades K-12.

  6. SEL Curriculum from Missouri Gifted Association

  • Sort by grade level, topic, and more!

  • I contributed lessons on debate and peer pressure, if you want to check them out!

  1. Virtual Calming Room

  2. Mindfulness/Meditation Website for K-8

Purchases Curriculum

  1. Jacob's Ladder is a reading program that is great for gifted students, and they now have affective units that hit social and emotional standards, as well as ELA!

  2. Boost Emotional Intelligence in Students - 30 Flexible Research-Based Activities to Build EQ Skills (Grades 5–9): This has been a great resource for students and covers good topics in an accessible way. 30 lessons, each about 30 minutes.

  3. Conquering Negative Thinking for Teens - I love to let students choose social and emotional topics that interest them, and this is one way to do that. Students can pick which thinking styles most fit them, then complete the work for that style. I've created a slideshow with how I utilize this book with students.

  4. Mind Up Curriculum - Grades 6-8. 15 lessons on mindfulness, self-regulation, and positive mindset.

    • Curriculums also available for K-2 and 3-5