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Looking into the 2021 SEL Telescope

Edited by Nick Yoder, PhD Introduction  One of the pictorial metaphors I have appreciated the most in 2020 is the vision of multiple boats who are all in the same storm—with high waves and lightning—each attempting to reach the shore. However, the boats are different sizes, have different numbers of people and resources on board, and are made of different materials. So although each is …

Putting the Pieces Together to Form Harmonious Relationships

By Nick Yoder, PhD The creation, development, and refinement of Harmony SEL is driven by the need for young people to develop the skills and be in environments (in classrooms and other settings) that lead to harmonious social interactions (Hanish et al., 2017). The program and associated activities are predominately driven by Intergroup Contact Theory (Allport, 1954), which states that diverse groups of individuals will …

Participate in a Study with Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

Learn how you can take part in innovative research about adult SEL. Inspire and Harmony are thrilled to sponsor an innovative new study conducted by our partners at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. In an effort to inform research and policy and support the social and emotional health of pre-K–12 educators across the country, Yale researchers Marc Brackett, James Floman, and Annette Ponnock will lead a study on equity in educator well-being. The goal of the study is to gain actionable knowledge on educator’s emotional resilience and health in the context of ongoing crises throughout the …

Master the Art of Social Emotional Learning at National University

Social emotional learning (SEL) helps students — both children and adults — better understand their thoughts and emotions to become more self-aware and to develop more empathy for others within their community and the world around them. When incorporated into daily learning through programs like Harmony SEL, students can learn skills like communication, problem solving, self-awareness, and more. These skills can lead to better academic …

The 2020 STA Winners Share Their Distance Learning Stories

We are thrilled to celebrate and recognize all our Sanford Teacher Award Winners for exemplifying inspirational instruction in the classroom and remote learning settings. Over the past few months, educators across the country have worked tirelessly to provide engaging and inspirational distance learning to students. School closures and stay-at-home orders have emphasized how important educators and school resources are to the well-being of their students. …

Access the New Harmony Virtual Instruction Toolkit

Adapt SEL Lessons and Activities to the needs of your remote classroom. Now more than ever our students need opportunities to feel connected, comfortable, and part of a positive community of learners. We celebrate the commitment educators like you have made to integrate Harmony SEL in your online classrooms. To help you support your students’ social emotional learning in this new setting, we have developed …

Play Harmony Game Room on Android

Check out the latest mobile-friendly updates and activities!   We have big news about Harmony Game Room. You can now download the mobile app for Android devices from Google Play. Access all the fun on your phone or Chromebook at no cost. The app is also available for Apple devices from The App Store, so everyone can bring engaging SEL activities to life at home …

Access the New Harmony Game Room App on Mobile

Access SEL lessons in the palm of your hand. Harmony SEL is excited to launch the first phase of the Harmony Game Room app for mobile users. Get started with fully digitized Quick Connection Cards. Parents and caretakers will find this especially helpful while learning SEL at home, and QC Cards are just the beginning!   What’s Inside the First Game Room Launch? Now it’s easier …