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Social-emotional Learning

When challenging behaviors come up, it’s often because children don’t know how to cope with their emotions or respond to stressful situations. Social-emotional learning can offer these students tools to improve their emotional and social experiences, especially in a group setting.

After school programs can easily incorporate social-emotional and leadership activities for students that will help them learn how to identify and work through their emotional responses rather than act out. At ExtendEd Notes, our tools will help you include these kinds of activities in your after school curriculum, along with team building exercises that teach valuable communication and inter-personal skills. Through some simple strategies, social-emotional development can be enhanced in any after school program.

Social-emotional Learning Articles


How After School Can Fill in the Gap for Social-Emotional Learning

Developing social-emotional learning (SEL) skills is critical to a child’s development. It involves recognizing and managing emotions, showing empathy for others, setting and achieving goals, establishing and maintaining positive relationships and…

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5 Ways to Engage Your Shy Students

Getting students to participate in learning activities and discussions is challenging for many educators. Some may even say it’s like “pulling teeth.” When it comes to engaging shy students, however, it can…

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Adaptability: 5 Strategies to Teach This Skill of the Future

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Tips for Teaching Self-Regulation

Self-regulation refers to one’s ability to control their emotions, thoughts and behaviors when faced with tough situations. And while some children will naturally be better regulated than others, self-regulation is also…

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How to Build Healthy Self-Esteem in your Students

Author and educator Ariadne Brill once said: “A child with a healthy dose of self-esteem has the best defense against life’s challenges.” Self-esteem describes how we feel about ourselves. And developing a…

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5 Proven Ways to Build Social Skills on the Playground

The playground is an essential part of every after school program. And while there’s no denying their physical benefits, playgrounds also offer many opportunities to build valuable social and emotional skills.

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