Blending Social Emotional Learning
and Physical Education
The purpose of the Sports For Learning curriculum is to use fun, physically active games and sports as a vehicle to engage students in social & emotional learning. Our curriculum is aligned with the National Physical Education and Health Standards.
We use the CASEL wheel as the framework for our Social Emotional Learning curriculum. Each lesson focuses on a specific SEL skill and is based on one of the 5 core competencies. Throughout the course of our program, our goal is for your students to practice and gain proficiency in a range of new SEL skills.
For the 2020/21 school year, our focus is on providing our ‘distance learning’ platform to schools. When the time comes, Sports For Learning can seamlessly pivot to deliver ‘in-person’ support and instruction on site.
We have adopted the CASEL model where we focus on the 5 core competencies of SEL:
Introduction to SEL topic through a physical activity warm up.
SEL growth mindset activity
SEL self-reflection on topic
SEL affirmation exercise
“We have had really poor attendance at our school. With Sports for Learning, students are now coming to school and are excited.”
“Hendrix enjoyed the activities, felt like he did something and had a smile on his face talking about it.”
“Yesterday’s zoom meeting was cool. The stress coping skills and STAR stuff were helpful and interesting. Those exercises we did were fun! Overall, I thought the zoom was enjoyable and informative.”
“Since introducing the lunchtime program, disciplinary referrals decreased by 79 percent. Frank West Elementary has logged just three referrals this year…nobody has been suspended.”
For the school site, it was a huge benefit to our behavior management (PBIS) in that it provided structured and supervised activities for our at-risk students.”
“Our students enjoy the coaching they receive during their rotations. SFL allows us to provide released time to our teachers for collaboration, and as a result, our student’s academic skills are improving as well as their grades”
“We have seen a huge increase in not only our attendance rate, but also in our academics. The programs provides behaviorincentives. Our students are learning STEM activities as well as doing soccer!”