Helping Middle and High 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

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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:


Middle School Edition High School Edition
Identifying Emotions Self-Motivation
Accurate Self-Perception Goal Setting
Recognizing Strengths Organization Skills
Self-Efficacy Impulse Control
Impulse Control Stress Management
Stress Management Self-Discipline
Self-Discipline Identifying Emotions
Perspective-Taking Accurate Self-Perception
Respect for Others Recognizing Strengths
Social Engagement Self-Confidence
Relationship Building Self-Efficacy
Evaluating Decisions
Ethical Responsibility

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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