Social Emotional Learning Activities Respect Activities Character Education

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One of the ways to teach RESPECT is through Social Emotional Learning Activities. These will also teach Social Skills and Character Education to your students which is more important than the educational piece. Social Emotional Skills is an important life skill that students will use their entire life. An essential life skill!

A class that lacks character and social skills will have a difficult time during the school year learning anything. I spend a considerable amount of time each year teaching social skills.


This Respect Unit has 10 step by step lessons designed for your students to gain a better understanding of what it means to "be Respectful". Children have to be taught to RESPECT. All the lessons are planned out Step by Step, should you follow it. Most of the lessons have differentiated worksheets that go with the lessons. These are all optional and can also be done on a different day.


  • 10 Step by Step Lessons on Respect (No Prep)
  • Discussion Tips and Questions that work perfect for Morning Meetings and Family Meetings
  • Morning Meeting aka Family Meeting Guide
  • Conversation Starter Cards
  • Several Posters (In color and black and white)
  • Optional worksheets to go with the lessons
  • Differentiated Worksheets for multiple levels
  • Interactive Student Activities Activities
  • Community Building Lessons
  • Group Work Opportunities
  • 50 Usable Pages

I have saved you hours of planning time. This is a NO PREP unit, just PRINT, put in a binder and TEACH. There are discussion questions, activities, interactive activities and worksheets to go with the lessons. It will keep you busy for at least 3 weeks!

If you want it at the discounted price, it is also part of the Social Skills Bundle!

Please look at the Preview to gain a better idea.

Included in the unit is also a detailed explanation of Family Meetings, aka Morning Meetings. When you are a class for 10 ½ months, you become a family. Families talk to each other and listen to each other. Family Meetings are a time where students and the teacher come together and make decisions, choices and talk about difficult issues together. These “Listening” lessons are designed to be done within the Family Meeting environment, but can also be taught as a lesson.

For more information on how this works in a classroom, check out our article on Character Education.

This is the 2nd of a series on Character Education. Stay tuned for the next ones coming soon on Self Respect, Encouraging, Trusting and more.

You may also be interested in my other Character Education Units.




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Special Treat Friday, Heather McKinsey

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).
Build on others’ talk in conversations by responding to the comments of others through multiple exchanges.
Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation.
Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.


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