Social & Emotional Learning (SEL)
- Self-Improvement:Identify strengths, personal interests and areas for increased achievement
- Growth Mindset:Cultivate a willingness to learn new things, become more positive in attitude and behavior, track daily progress and eliminate distractions
- Short and Long Term Goals:Set achievable goals and develop strategies for reaching them
- Resilience: Learn to see obstacles as opportunities, build confidence and perseverance to succeed
Here's how it works:
On the reel
An animated short introduces the theme-based, real life issues that adolescents face and characters who students can identify with. Each story provides thought-provoking questions about values, problem-solving, and personal growth.
Break it down
Replay portions of the animation that the YLA Team Leader uses to facilitate group analysis and discussion. This activity teaches students to identify problems, assess risk, draw conclusions, and communicate effectively.
Write to the point
Participants can express their individual views in an electronic journal to reinforce the lessons learned in prior sessions. Students use their critical thinking skills while strengthening their language and reasoning skills.
We got game
Take the lesson to a physical plane, allowing students to act on the topic and to integrate the lesson experientially through role playing, digital projects, and challenge and puzzle games. Students learn to trust and work collaboratively in groups.
A TV-style quiz game that measures retetion without feeling like a test. It allows for evaluation and assessment on participants.
Provides definitions of unfamiliar words that appear throughout the text in the interface. This enables the exploration and use of new language.
Hot links library
Encourages further study of the topic by providing links to relevant content on the internet. Participants integrate history, geography, economics, and language arts into the Life Skills modules.