Inclusive Classroom Social-Emotional Learning Resources
Generation Mindful's classroom tools are inclusive, easy to use, and foster a supportive classroom climate. Support social and emotional learning (SEL) in the classroom and bridge the learning into the home using our Classroom Time-In ToolKit® and Bridging Bundle. For outcome data on the effectiveness of these tools, please reference outcome findings from the MO Institute of Mental Health.
CASEL's National SEL Standards Aligned
When maladaptive behaviors occur, this toolkit support educators in identifying and building lagging skills. This restorative approach is evidence-based and guided by the belief that "kids do well if they can", a foundational concept from child psychologist Dr. Ross Greene.
Inclusive, Strength-Based Classroom Management
GEN:M tools educate rather than punish children who are still learning to regulate, strengthening social-emotional skills for a lifetime of health and wellbeing.
92.7% of educators and therapists agree that GENM tools save time on classroom management.
[MO Institute of Mental Health]
There is a connection between punishment-based discipline, lost class time, and the many inequitable PreK suspensions that fuel the school-to-prison pipeline. Book a free 20-minute consultation today to learn more about how these tools protect vulnerable Pre-K student populations impacted by poverty, racism, and/or learning differences.
Play Is Learning
It's true! Research shows that play helps to stir up neuron activity in the front end of the brain—the part that plays a critical role in regulating emotions, making plans, and solving problems.
Play builds social brains that know how to interact with others in positive ways. That’s why “Playing to Learn” is at the forefront of our six-element approach to helping every child build their social and emotional skills.
Join GEN:M's Free Educator Hub
As an educator invested in the emotional health of children and families, you'll get a ton of value from our free community:
Access exclusive content. We've designed Educator Hub to inspire SEL in the classroom and to help you bridge the home and school SEL gap.
Meet new people. Your fellow Hub members are as committed as you are in raising an emotionally healthy world. We have much to share with one another here in the Educator Hub.
Get results. As you dive into the GEN:M tools for SEL via play and positive discipline, you're going to see results. With tools, support, and community, lasting transformation is possible for our schools, and the children and families we serve.
Relational Approach to Skill-Building
Take a closer look at our approach:
Play-Based. Play-based learning is intrinsically motivating for both children and adults.
Tangible Tools. Concrete, tangible tools are ideal for learners big and small. This includes young children who struggle with abstract concepts like emotions as well as adults today, many of whom were never taught about their feelings when they were young, and who primarily received punishment-based discipline.
Relational Approach. As adults, we lead and guide children most powerfully by example. Our multi-generational approach to social-emotional learning recognizes the adult's need for tools and support to regulate their emotions first, if they are to co-regulate, redirect, teach, and guide a child who is dysregulated.
“GENM products are amazing tools that can help educators seamlessly embed SEL into their everyday practices. I've seen firsthand how easy it has been for my teachers to utilize their resources and have been astonished by our results.”
“What a wonderful toolkit to intentionally build skills that allow our children to be resilient and to understand themselves and others!”
-Dr. Tina Payne Bryson
Psychotherapist, New York Times Bestseller
“Our program serves students who have been at school all day. We ask that they continue to be their best selves which isn’t always easy. GEN:M products have been helpful to create a safe space for feelings, quiet and calm.”
- Juli Rush
Director of Extended Programs
Explore GENM's Tools For Educators
Classroom Time-In ToolKit®
SnuggleBuddies Set & Book Bundle
Bridging Home & School Bundle
School counselor Dusha Cecil shares her experience of working with young students that struggle to express their feelings.
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Help Bridge Social-Emotional Learning Into The Home!
For our educators who are bringing GENM tools into your classrooms, we've created this, "Dear Families..." letter to help you share about the many strengths-based ways you are nurturing social and emotional skills in your classroom with parents!
81% of educators say a lack of reinforcement at home is a big challenge for schools implementing SEL. 66% say it’s the biggest challenge.
“When I got my strong-willed child, time-outs were ineffective. I needed a different method - something in a box with instructions, videos, and a community to hold my hand. As a long-time educator and therapist, I worked with so many families and educators with this same need... so I made it! As adults today, we have the science but often lack the skills and mindset necessary to raise children differently than we were raised. Having tangible tools to guide us in our learning, and to guide children in theirs, making it concrete, is helpful!”
-Suzanne Tucker, Founder of Generation Mindful, on her inspiration to create the Time-In ToolKit®