Social Emotional Learning Educators' Resources

This list of resources was created to provide teachers, mental health professionals and administrators with information on how they can support the social emotional needs of ELLs during and after the COVID 19 crisis.

Infant — 12-Year-Olds

Language Lizard LLC.

Free lesson plans/Instructional Materials for Purchase
The goal of this site is to help teachers meet the needs of language learners and diverse classrooms. Teachers have access to their blog which is filled with articles that support the education of dual-language children and promote literacy. Educators can also download free social-emotional and multicultural lesson plans that teach all students to appreciate and understand the diversity in our communities. Storybooks are available in various languages for purchase.

Pre-K — 12

McGraw Hill

This site provides information about the COVID-19 virus as well as resources, ideas, and stories for PreK-12 educators, focusing on learning science, educational equity, social and emotional learning, and evidence-based teaching strategies. Check out The Art of Teaching Project, the guest blogging platform for all educators.

Share My Lesson

This site provides a plethora of resources for teachers, such as webinars, lessons, and blogs on developing the social emotional growth of diverse learning.

K — 12

AFT Share My Lesson

This site provides a wealth of information: lesson plans, blogs, professional development webinars and all you need to know about the Coronavirus.


This site provides a set of essential tools and activities to be used by all school professionals for school-wide implementation of social emotional learning.

Colorin Colorado

This site provides multimedia resources to educators on what effective social emotional learning looks like in diverse classrooms.

Common Sense

This site supports K-12 schools with everything educators need to empower the next generation of digital citizens. Their innovative, award-winning Digital Citizenship Curriculum prepares students with lifelong habits and skills, supports teachers with training and recognition. Schools everywhere rely on their free curriculum, expert advice, and EdTech ratings to help kids thrive.

Education Week

This site for educators across the nation provides information about online teaching and learning, social emotional learning, building inclusive school environments and so much more. 


This site shares with teachers/mental health professionals’ resources for creating a healthy school culture by helping students develop skills to manage their emotions, resolve conflicts, and make responsible decisions.


This site provides educators with content that helps explain and illustrate each SEL competency through real-world stories that students can relate to. All content is published daily at 5 reading levels, so all students can access the same text, and no one ever feels left out of a discussion.

New York State Education Department

This site provides district examples, crosswalks aligning social emotional learning core competencies, subject area standards, sample social emotional learning (SEL) activities, and general teaching practice.

Teaching Tolerance

Experts from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network share their recommendations for educators/mental health professionals supporting students during the COVID-19 crisis.


This TESOL blog provides ideas for supporting ELLs social emotional learning.

6 — 12

America's Promise

The mission of this site is to develop a deep understanding of the conditions necessary for young people in the United States to succeed in school and life. The Center for Promise produces rigorous mixed methods research for both academic and non-academic audiences. Its unique value as a research institute is its dedication to youth voice, whether by highlighting the voices and views of young people or working with youth to develop and implement research methods to study the issues affecting their lives.