of parents say Mindful Literacy social emotional learning curriculums helped strengthen the relationship with their child.
Our Approach to Social Emotional Learning
When students walk through the school doors each day, they bring the entirety of their complex, brilliant, and multifaceted lives with them. How can educators support the unique social, emotional, and behavioral needs of each and every student in addition to their academic needs? How can schools and districts do the same for the staff, who give 110% every day for their students?
Mindful Literacy understands that schools are complex ecosystems that are built on human relationships. That’s why our professional learning models for Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) focus on the needs of all members of the learning community—students, teachers, support staff, and administrators. We take an evidence-based, systemic approach that focuses on teams and teamwork to integrate Social Emotional Learning supports into the daily routines of schools and districts. Learn more about our schoolwide professional learning programs below.
This social emotional learning curriculum is designed to be flexible and can be used in a variety of settings. It is appropriate for classroom use as well as after school or summer programming. It is our belief that anyone who works with students is an educator and our curriculum reflects the need for easy to follow lessons that any one can use to plan and implement lessons.
Through ten week-long units, students will learn about the five key Social Emotional Competencies through a diverse collection of quality and engaging texts.
- Self Awareness
- Self Management
- Responsible Decision Making
- Relationship Skills
- Social Awareness
In addition to developing these important life skills, students will also be exposed to foundational reading concepts:
- Writing in Response to Reading
- The Mindful Literacy Curriculum Manual, including Reproducible Appendix Pages
- The Mindful Literacy Curriculum Assessment Companion
- Ten Gorgeous Children’s Texts
- Expanding Ball
- Consumable Materials to Implement Lessons for Class of 25
Program Learning Outcomes
At the heart of this social emotional learning curriculum, students will learn about the five key Social Emotional Competencies through diverse and engaging texts. In addition to developing these skills, students will also be exposed to foundational reading concepts to increase growth in reading and writing. Reading skills covered in this curriculum include: comprehension, fluency, vocabulary, and writing in response to reading.
The lessons were written with the Kentucky Academic Standards Guiding Principles and Interdisciplinary Literacy Practices in mind. In the Curriculum Guide, you will find a key for which principles and practices are addressed in each unit. Because this is a flexible curriculum, we were sure to address many Guiding Principles and Interdisciplinary Practices in each unit. We know that no curriculum is a “one size fits all” curriculum. No group of students has the same needs from year to year or even from classroom to classroom. So, every lesson is designed to allow for adjustment for your exact group of students at this exact moment.
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What To Expect
Below is an example of what one week of The Mindful Literacy Social Emotional Learning Curriculum lessons will look like.
Students who participate in a K–12 SEL program score better on standardized achievement tests.
years worth of dividends.
From six months to 18 years after SEL programs are completed, students can still derive benefits.
return on investment.
Studies show that spending $1 on SEL programs is equal to spending $11 on intervention.