Social-emotional learning is a marathon, not a sprint. We can help you get started with Building Bridges - FREE SEL Curriculum for your school

Ask Yourself If…

All your students feel that they have a voice in the classroom, everyday……

Your faculty has the confidence to cover academic curriculum and meet the social-emotional needs of students…

Your students have enough opportunities in school to practice empathy, build positive relationships and manage emotions…

Why It Matters

Social emotional learning doesn’t happen on its own.  School is the only chance some students may ever get to build SEL skills, tell their stories and develop the confidence to stand up and change the world.

What We Do

We teach teachers how to have engaging conversations with students routinely and teach courses that help teachers connect these conversations to their curriculum.

How We Do It

We offer free curriculum to help teachers get conversations started in class.

We give teachers hands-on practice through live workshops and online webinars.

We teach online courses that help teachers design conversations that can be used to energize their own content and make what they are already teaching more engaging.

We work with schools to provide ongoing SEL support through customized professional development programs.

Watch Teach Different Principal, Steve Fouts, break down the Building Bridges Curriculum

I:  FREE SEL Curriculum For Teachers:  3-Step Think Alouds

3-Step Think Alouds are classroom conversation starters for teachers.  The purpose of each Think Aloud is to spark interesting discussions about universal themes students can relate to like forgiveness, perseverance and self-control.

Think Alouds are resources teachers can use to drive student engagement.  When teachers get good at making think Alouds on their own, they can also use them to “warm” up students to what they’re trying to teach them that day.  Each Think Aloud includes:

  • A short quote from a well known author that kicks off the class discussion
  • A student handout to help students participate in the discussion
  • A podcast with specific discussion tips and “Watch For’s” to help teachers manage the discussion
  • An example of a strategic connection to classroom content for the teacher

II: Advanced SEL Curriculum:  Teach Different With Essential Questions

This self-paced, online course provides teachers a window into the methodology of Teach Different’s 3-Step Process and builds teacher capacity to design original conversations that they can use to energize their own academic content.

Teachers may take this course individually or in groups. Discounts are available for departments and schools.

III: On-Demand Training

Teach Different online webinars, live workshops and customized professional development programs are available for schools seeking sustained SEL support.   

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