Wisdom: The World of Emotions is an adaptivesocial–emotional learning game offered by BetterKids for children aged 4–8. The app, available for iOS and Android devices, includes an SEL curriculum, SEL transitions, and SEL activities to support students’ emotional wellbeing. With both virtual and hands-on lesson versions, teachers can provide low-preparation, high-quality SEL instruction to their students, regardless of the classroom setting. Wisdom focuses on CASEL’s five core SEL competencies: self-awareness, social awareness, relationship skills, responsible decision-making, and self-management. As they play Wisdom, children will focus on learning with augmented reality breathing and mindfulness, and identify emotions through facial expressions, body language, voice intonations, trigger events, and physiological reactions. They will also learn to express their feelings using newly acquired vocabulary, enabling them to resolve conflicts, regulate their emotions, and make responsible decisions. Parent prompts let students practice their new skills at home, and SchoolWork for iPad integration lets teachers monitor their students’ progress in real time. Cost: Free app, with options for in-app purchases; schoolwide licenses are also offered.
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in June.
accountability, and leadership—how do we fit these powerful life skills into a remote
learning environment? The start of the school year was an adjustment. Most of
our students attended school in a hybrid model while others opted for 100
percent virtual. September was the start of a teaching and learning experience like
no other, and we were ready for anything.