Building SEL in the classroom requires face-to-face interaction, meaningful discussion, and reflection. Edtech is no complete substitute for that, but there are tools that can supplement the development of character and SEL in the classroom and at home.
Courage is a big component of SEL, and courage is taking on challenges even when there’s risk. It’s also speaking up for what’s right even if there’s opposition, and acting on your convictions.
While some tools focus specifically on courage, the websites and apps that you use daily (in all subjects) can be used to promote bravery, too. You don’t have to stop using the tools you love or toss out your lesson or curricular plans to start developing SEL in the classroom. Below, we have included some tips, tools, and actionable ideas for seamlessly integrating courage and life skills-building into your content classroom.