Social & Emotional Learning
New Mexico Makes SEL Resources Free to Teachers Students and Families
Mexico’s Public Education Department is making social
and emotional learning resources available statewide to teachers,
students and families.
The department partnered with 7
Mindsets to provide access to the company's curricular materials
and courses at no cost through a new
portal. That includes full course curriculum for preK–12, as
well as content specific to students, families and educators. Content
includes "lessons, videos, discussion prompts, activities,
projects, and reflective journaling activities for students."
The resources are available in English and Spanish.
“Both the COVID-19 pandemic and civil unrest have heightened
children’s need for community and for positive relationships with
their peers, teachers, and families,” said 7 Mindsets President
Lupita Knittel, in a prepared statement. “With all the stress and
trauma of the past year and a half, as well as the need to
re-acclimate to physical classrooms, students are going to need the
help of SEL in order to focus on learning.”
The program also includes teacher professional development.
“We have a lot of work to do to expand our social emotional
learning,” said New Mexico Secretary of Education Kurt Steinhaus,
also in a prepared statement. “That’s why these new resources and
tools from 7 Mindsets will be so valuable. I encourage our educators
to get on the web page, let’s learn these new tools, and let’s
make better use of social emotional learning in our work with
parents, students, and each other. I appreciate so much the work that
has been done so far to make social emotional learning an integral
part –and an important part – of everything our educators are
doing during their work in schools.”
Mexico's SEL portal can be accessed here.