Social Emotional Learning

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  • Disclaimer: Second Step, Sanford Harmony and Inner Explorer curricular materials have been vetted and approved by LAUSD. Ancillary resources have not been vetted and approved by the District. Please use at your own discretion.

  • Middle School and High School teachers that are looking for Advisory Lesson support, please join our Secondary Advisory Lesson Schoology Group use the access code: QDXZ-PQWXBDZRJ for Social Emotional Learning teacher created lessons for Advisory, District-adopted Advisory programs, and SEL resources. 



    Ensure your instructional content helps teachers smoothly transition between in-person and hybrid learning, without sacrificing rigor. 

    The right content resource keeps learning going, even through times of disruption. Newsela provides thousands of carefully curated, engaging, standards-aligned texts to drive continued learning whether you and your students are together or apart.

    The SEL Collection provides access to hundreds of authentic articles that explain and illustrate Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) concepts for elementary, middle, and high school learners. See examples by grade band below.

    Newsela has a middle school and high school social emotional learning collection that addresses emotions, mindfulness, resilience, perspective-taking, diversity and other important topics. 



    Access Nearpod through the Schoology App Center.

    Nearpod is an award-winning education technology company focused on developing digital learning tools, virtual reality and interactive content across mobile devices that provides teachers an easy and efficient way to leverage technology in the classroom.

    Nearpod has social emotional learning lessons covering growth mindset, SEL in a digital life, SEL in action and lifelong learning strategies for K-12 students.

    For more information.



  • We are proud to be partners with the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports/ Restorative Practices (PBIS/RP) Unit.

    For additonal SEL resources, we encourage you to join the PBIS/RP Schoology Group.

    To join, use the access code


    The Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports and Restorative Practices resources in this group are a collaborative effort between Student Health and Human Services and the Division of Special Education and meant to be inclusive of all students. If you have a tool/resource that you want us to share please email it to

  • Free On-Line Mindfulness Resource

    The Social Emotional Learning team has wonderful news that we would like to share. We know that the need for resources to help our educators and our students with stress right now is critical. Mindfulness practices help us to calm our minds and regulate our emotions. Due to our existing relationship with the organization, Inner Explorer has offered to provide site licenses to every school in LAUSD for the next three months for free! Inner Explorer is an on -line platform that provides mindfulness practices for children and adults. Teachers can use these short activities to center students during live instruction. Administrators may wish to use them during faculty meetings.


    For directions to set up your FREE account, please go to Schoology and follow these directions: ATTENTION! The Inner Explorer Schoology link is disbaled at this time.


  • Be kind to your mind

    During this crisis, our mental health is suffering. Headspace is here to give you the tools and resources to look after your mind. And now, more than ever, it’s time to support those who really need it. If you’re unemployed, you can get a free year of Headspace Plus to help you get back on your feet.



    Each of the resources offered on this page (individually or together, the “Resource”) is for educational use only by parents, families, and teachers with students currently learning online due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Each Resource has been created by Committee for Children and all intellectual property and other property rights, including copyright, are owned and controlled by Committee for Children. Please see the legal notice below.

  • For more than a decade, Healthier Generation has worked with schools, youth-serving organizations, businesses, and communities to empower kids to develop lifelong healthy habits by ensuring the environments that surround them provide and promote good health. Driven by our passion that all young people deserve a chance to live healthier lives, our work has impacted up to 28 million kids across the country.


  • The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence is committed to helping all leaders, educators, students, and families in their effort to build and sustain positive emotional climates as we confront strong emotions. This page includes resources, articles, and free webinars to address the emotional needs of our school communities.

  • Inside SEL was created to help curate relevant headlines, policy updates, and articles pertaining to social-emotional learning. We hope to act as a megaphone, amplifying the great work already being done by leaders in education across the country while also publishing original content. By providing a central location for sharing news and insights, we hope that Inside SEL will help to initiate more meaningful conversations about how to enhance learning for all students.