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Habitudes Curriculum:
Social and Emotional Learning - Middle School Edition

As part of the Habitudes program, we’ve created a Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum specifically for middle school students.

Helping Middle School Students Learn Social-Emotional Skills

Self-awareness, impulse control, empathy, teamwork, and responsible decision-making are just some of the social-emotional skills that help students succeed in and out of school. Unfortunately, many middle students aren't developing them today. What if there was a straightforward way to teach students empathy and encourage emotional development? That's why we created Habitudes® for Social and Emotional Learning - Middle School Edition to teach social skills to middle school students.

Practical Social Emotional Lesson Plans

The Habitudes for Social and Emotional Learning - Middle School Edition curriculum uses memorable imagery, real-life stories, and practical experiences to teach timeless emotional skills in a way that is relevant to students today. Students are constantly using images to communicate via emojis, Instagram, and Snapchat. Why not utilize their favorite language to bridge the gap between learning and real-life application as part of your social-emotional learning program?

Habitudes for Social & Emotional Learning helps middle school students: 

  • Develop habits of self-discipline and initiative
  • Implement time management skills to do what really counts
  • Plan for personal growth outside the classroom
  • Identify their unique strengths and passions for a healthy self-image
  • And many more social and emotional skills

Learn more about Habitudes® for Social and Emotional Learning - Middle School Edition

Watch this video to learn more about Habitudes® for Social and Emotional Learning for Middle School.

How Schools Have Used Habitudes SEL

The Habitudes social skills curriculum has been used in a variety of settings across 8,000 schools and organizations. Each social skill lesson plan can be taught in as little as 20 minutes. The most popular uses for the middle school curriculums include:

  • Advisement Period
  • Homeroom
  • After-school programs

What's Included in Habitudes

Our social emotional learning curriculum includes access to the following teaching resources:

Flexible Social Emotional Skills Lesson Plans

Teaching Videos

Slide Decks

Group Social Emotional Learning Activities


Student Worksheets

What Topics Are Covered

Habitudes for Social & Emotional Learning aligns with CASEL's core competencies and covers topics such as:

List of All Topics

Course 1 Course 2 Course 3  
Self-Efficacy Coming 2022 Coming 2022  
Recognizing Strength      
Accurate Self-Perception      
Appreciating Diversity      
Impulse Control      
Solving Problems      
Ethical Responsibility      
Social Engagement      


Habitudes has changed our students and our program. I find my students are now intrinsically motivated to do what they need to, such as completing their homework and pushing in their chair. Parents say their kids love our class, and the parents even thank us for teaching Habitudes.

Jason G.

Middle School STEM Teacher

After starting Habitudes, I now have almost no external motivators. In addition to not having to keep motivating my students, their quality of work is far better and the students are happier.

Bryan Q.

Secondary School Teacher

We believe in creating a culture of growth, character, and knowledge, and we believe our students can own their own character. We are in the process of minimizing external behavior controls over students and maximizing the student’s decision-making ability through good strong character traits that they would reference prior to making decisions and actions. Habitudes is helping us accomplish this.

Sheila Grimes

Principal, Freedom Middle School

Results Schools Have Seen While Using Habitudes

The following results have been reported by schools who have used the Habitudes social skills curriculum:

300% Increase in Student Leadership Team

45% increase in community service hours per students

400% increase in student-initiated clubs

11% decrease in disciplinary incidents

60% decrease in fights

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