SEL Task Force

Backward Design SEL/HPE Units

The purpose of the SEL Task Forces is to provide the field with resources related to incorporating SEL within skills-based health (SBHE) education & PE.

View Unit Plans below Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is often promoted as an initiative separate from health and physical education (HPE). Working within the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model and identifying where and how SEL is incorporated within HPE can provide a seamless and comprehensive approach while increasing the value of health and physical education.

Open access article: Efficacy of School-based SEL Programs: Aligning with Health and Physical Education Standards
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Unit Plans:
Grade Level: preK-2
Grade Level: 2
Grade Level: 5
Grade Level: 6-7
Grade Level: 6-8
Grade Level: 6-8

Mary Connolly, Program Chair of Skills-Based Health/Social Emotional Learning at Cambridge College

Christine Botti, Health and Physical Education at Friends Academy in Locust Valley, NY

Margot Toppen, Executive Director of Dancing with Class and CEO/Founder of EduMotion

Matt Avey, Curriculum Specialist, Lincoln Public Schools, NE

Michael Guilino, NYS Coordinator of Action for Healthy Kids

Neeta Agrawal, Associate Director at Ohio Department of Education

Paul Stuhr, Professor in Kinesiology, California State University San Marcos

Sally Jones, Health, Physical Education and Coordinated School Health Consultant Department of Public Instruction, WI

Ten Leng Goh Assistant Professor Physical Education & Human Performance, Central Connecticut State University