Reading PK-3

Videos: SEL Topics

Overview

Videos developed with discussion guides can teach students about SEL skills. Teachers can choose videos their learners can connect with to see and discuss abstract SEL topics in a more concrete way.

Use It in the Classroom

  • Viewing short video clips on SEL topics followed by discussions and/or related activities promotes relevance and meaningful connection of these topics to students' Background Knowledge and, by extension, their own personal lives.
  • Design It into Your Product

    Videos are chosen as examples of strategies in action. These choices are not endorsements of the products or evidence of use of research to develop the feature.

    Watch how products like iLearn with Poko: Emotions and Colors! use videos to teach about emotions. After viewing a short animated story, learners identify the emotions experienced by the characters and, with this practice, develop a better understanding of emotions.

  • Products can create or provide videos that simplify complex SEL topics through storytelling, allowing the lessons to be more accessible and applicable to learners.