Professional
Development & Resources

For teachers of the School District of Philadelphia

Welcome back to school!

These videos and resources are designed to help you bring mindfulness
and social-emotional learning into your classroom this year.

Self -Care PD for Teachers

How will you take care of yourself and your students as we all return to school? How do you sort out your excitement and concerns? This video includes insights about this year, along with practical tools to manage stress, uncertainty, and improve classroom culture. (24 MIN)

Easy to Use Slide Decks for Advisory

Longer Advisories this year? No need to stress about creating valuable material to use. These Explore & Restore Activity Sets (slide decks) are easy to use and help guide students in positive exploration and self-care practices.  Creative and colorful, they help students work with challenges and build motivation. (6 MIN)

Explore & Restore Activity Slide Decks

SEL Advisory Tools

How to log in

Logging into the Explore & Restore Activity Sets is easy. Here’s a quick demo how.(2 MIN)

Access the Activity Sets here.

How to use in your classroom

Easy to use, this short guide shows you the curriculum outline followed in each Explore & Restore Activity Set. 

Each  Activity Set has 4 slides, with a theme reflection, journal or pair-share activity, and a mindfulness practice or two. There are 24 sets in all, which will take you through the year. (5 MIN)

More Classroom Tools

Inner Strength Vibe - mobile app for students

The free Inner Strength Mobile App, available on the GooglePlay and the App Store is a great resource for students to practice self care and mindful awareness wherever they are. Learn about the features of the app. (5 MIN)

Download app

Mindfulness & movement video program for Advisory

The Building Inner Strength video program takes students through mindful awareness activities, brain science, mindful movement, reflection activities in 8 themed modules, designed for Advisory, Health, or other classrooms. This video gives you SEL learning objectives for each of the modules. (10 MIN) How to log in to BIS here. (3 MIN)

Access BIS video program here.

teenager meditation

Mental Health Resource Directory

This youth-friendly specially curated Mental Health Resource kit provides a curated list of national and local free mental health resources. BIPOC and LGBTQ friendly.

Quick Resource Links

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PD for TEACHERS

VIDEO & SLIDES: Self Care for Teachers 

VIDEO & SLIDES: Tools for the Classroom “Explore & Restore Activity Sets” designed for Advisory

RESOURCES FOR THE CLASSROOM

VIDEO: How to use “Explore & Restore Activity Sets”

VIDEO: How to use Inner Strength Mobile App

VIDEO: How to use “Building Inner Strength” video program

PDF: Mental Health Resources for Teens