Resiliency Skills In Schools

Teacher speaking to class

Many schools are incorporating students’ social and emotional well-being into their curriculum and introducing students to skills and practical tools they can use to manage their emotions. In the film, we see schools using mindfulness programs, restorative justice programs and mental health clubs in middle and high schools.

The classroom is a critical place to learn and practice social and emotional skills that promote mental health. The following resources can help educators identify resources to incorporate into their classrooms.


The Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL)

Offers research, including SEL competencies and standards, professional development learning opportunities, classroom ideas and advocacy tools to promote SEL in schools and districts across the country.

Second Step

A social-emotional learning (SEL) platform through Committee for Children designed for programs taking place outside of the classroom. For example, for after-school programs, summer camps, etc.

Mood Meter

The Mood Meter is an app created by the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence’s RULER program for integrating emotional intelligence across the school curriculum. The app encourages users to do a mood check-in each day to strengthen self-awareness and build emotional intelligence.

Mindful Schools

Offers resources, classroom ideas, audio files and paid professional development training for a Mindful Teacher certification program.

Away for the Day

An initiative started by the Screenagers team to get cell phones out of the classroom in elementary and middle schools. Research shows that elementary and middle schoolers do better with phones away during school hours. This movement is giving you—parents, teachers, school leaders, and concerned individuals—tools so that you can go to your school and help institute policies where phones are put away.


There's Always Something Going Right Second Edition: Workbook for Creating Truly Great Schools — Tammy Fisher, PhD


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