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Global Social Emotional Learning (SEL): Empathy, Global Understanding, Mindfulness, and Compassion!

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Welcome to Global Social Emotional Learning (SEL). 

Step into the world of Shantanu with BetterWorldEd.org. Shantanu is a father, chai wala, and community builder in India.

Practice empathy, global awareness, mindfulness, curiosity, and more as you learn about his life, and help your students build on all of their magical SEL skills in a captivating way.

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Standards

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.
Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.
Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, sound valid reasoning, and well-chosen details; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences.
Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence (e.g., first word, capitalization, ending punctuation).
Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace.
Differentiate between contexts that call for formal English (e.g., presenting ideas) and situations where informal discourse is appropriate (e.g., small-group discussion).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).
Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).
Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).
Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue.
Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, using formal English when appropriate to task and situation.
Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification.
Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Define words by category and by one or more key attributes (e.g., a duck is a bird that swims; a tiger is a large cat with stripes).
Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs differing in manner (e.g., look, peek, glance, stare, glare, scowl) and adjectives differing in intensity (e.g., large, gigantic) by defining or choosing them or by acting out the meanings.
Recognize and observe differences between the conventions of spoken and written standard English.
Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
Ask questions to clear up any confusion about the topics and texts under discussion.
Ask for clarification and further explanation as needed about the topics and texts under discussion.
Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
Ask questions to check understanding of information presented, stay on topic, and link their comments to the remarks of others.
Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
Pose and respond to specific questions to clarify or follow up on information, and make comments that contribute to the discussion and link to the remarks of others.
Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6–8 texts and topics.
Pose and respond to specific questions by making comments that contribute to the discussion and elaborate on the remarks of others.
Differentiate between contexts that call for formal English (e.g., presenting ideas) and situations where informal discourse is appropriate (e.g., small-group discussion); use formal English when appropriate to task and situation.
Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs.
Use knowledge that every syllable must have a vowel sound to determine the number of syllables in a printed word.

Reviews

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Impressed by how this lesson explores culture and community development in a very accessible way, while also tying in percentages and sparking new ideas for making math fun. Excited to try out more Better World Ed lessons!
LC
February 24, 2021
A fun lesson that sparks students curiosity as they apply real world applications for math while staying engaged as they practice empathy and learn about a real human and get a glimpse in a day in his life.
Wayne Culpepper
February 16, 2021