Daily SEL Lesson – Building Emotional Literacy 4/8

Daily SEL Lesson – Building Emotional Literacy 4/8

Welcome to the CLS Daily SEL lesson. Each day, Monday through Friday, we will provide a new social-emotional learning lesson designed to build emotional intelligence and resilience. There will be a lesson for elementary students and a lesson for secondary students that include media (videos, audios, or text) and simple step-by-step instructions.

We hope that the lessons are helpful to you and your children.

Weekly Focus: Self-Awareness

Elementary Lesson – Emotions and the Brain

Media: Video – 

Instructions:

  • Watch the video and answer the questions below:
  • How would you define emotions?
  • What kinds of things do our brains do when we experience emotions?
  • How can you explain the difference between the emotional/feeling brain and our thinking brain?

Secondary Lesson – Emotions and the Brain

Media: Video –

Instructions:

  • Watch the video and answer the following:
  • What is the difference between the thinking brain and the feeling brain? Cite evidence from the video. You may want to watch this video several times to complete the assignment. 
  • Extend your thinking – share an experience where your feeling brain dominated your thinking brain. What was the outcome?

Join us tomorrow for another lesson focused on self-awareness.