SEL + Character Education + Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion + 21st-Century Critical Thinking Skills:
100+ easy-to-use and research-based questions on topics in self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. Topics in diversity, equity, and inclusion, such as implicit bias and community, are also integrated to build critical consciousness. Topics are organized by level of difficulty to provide readily accessible questions and scenarios that build social, cognitive, and emotional intelligence based on research in learning sciences.
Social Circles, Restorative Justice Circles, Classroom Team Building. Interdisciplinary across Subjects.
The tool is being used in advisory, social circles, restorative practices, reflective journaling activities in both independent and public Elementary through High Schools. It is also used in new teacher training as a tool to introduce lessons and help students connect ideas interdisciplinarily.
After School Programming and Support
Parent Engagement and Community Partnership:
The tool offers a clever, easy, and non-threatening way to bridge parent engagement and partnership. Working like a deck of cards, the game is played both in schools and homes to boost SEL competencies, build academic language and critical thinking skills in families. With the student's academic and life engagement as the focused outcome, 52 Essential Conversations is a pragmatic and playful resource to align SEL in the home and school environments.
The game comes with accompanying parenting podcast on iTunes (and on this website) covering each of the topics in the cards. Each podcast features an interview with a passionate educator providing pragmatic, insightful, and culturally-responsive tips for parents of children in K-12.
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