Time Management in Social Emotional Learning

Social emotional learning is a mindset that is gaining more and more traction in classrooms around the world. The idea behind the social and emotional learning framework is to build key skills that will lead to greater independence in the following areas:

  • Self-Awareness: Students demonstrate a strong sense of self-confidence, as well as a mindset that values growth and progress. Learners develop a firm understanding of their strengths and limitations.

  • Self-Management: Students handle internal and external stressors effectively, as well as control their own impulses and work toward their goals based on their own self-determination.

  • Responsible Decision Making: Students are able to make beneficial decisions based on key factors in social and emotional situations including safety and social norms.

While these are only a few of the skills involved in SEL, they all build toward self regulation in a variety of settings. By designing instruction with the SEL framework in mind, teachers can effectively equip their learners with skills that improve their day to day life and will lead to improvements in the outcomes that are achievable for each learner.

We designed the Lumino with social emotional learning in mind.

With low stress, sensory friendly color shifts, learners can anticipate changes and plan effectively. Even with severely limited time management skills, students can use the Lumino to independently transition from activity to activity, building valuable time management skills that are applicable in almost every part of daily functioning.

“It’s really cool! The kids love the visual aspect.”

- Erin Castillo, High School Special Education Teacher

Help your learners build the social and emotional self-regulation skills they will use for the rest of their lives. By incorporating instructional strategies and accommodations that take the SEL framework into mind, you are making a world of difference for your learners. Check out the links below for more information about social emotional learning.

Check out CASEL’s full writeup of the social emotional learning framework, and subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date on our full range of classroom tools.

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