Students in middle school are changing drastically and developing rapidly. Students are becoming more aware of people outside their immediate circle, and beginning to understand that the world is a complicated place. Move This World’s middle school program recognizes students’ developing maturity and builds their SEL skills to navigate the complexities of life.
Maturing Minds Are Prepared to Move This World
Social Skills Lessons For Middle School
The videos do a great job at connecting the mind and body through the discussion of emotions AND the physical manifestations. The videos are also available in Spanish! The social awareness component is excellent because it discusses preferences and how we must consider a person’s comfortability when interacting with others.
School Social Worker, Hoboken Public School District
I’m so impressed with my students’ ability to name the stressors that they’re feeling. This is something that even adults struggle with. They’ve been doing a great job identifying exactly what is causing them stress and then matching it to a Move This World Emoger (emotional management strategy) to help them calm down.
Teacher, Meigs Academic Magnet Middle School, Metro Nashville Public Schools, TN
The opening day videos have helped teachers better identify which students need more support. The programming has been really impactful for teachers and staff. Students have shown positive improvements in their behavior and in demonstrating stronger emotional intelligence.
Principal, Warner Elementary School, Western School District, MI
Move This World has helped us create a common language across the school and has taught students emotional management skills. Since starting the program, I hear student encouraging one another and taking more proactive stance to helping one another.
Trauma Informed Practitioner, Fall-Hamilton Enhanced Option School, Metro Nashville Public Schools, TN
With our initiative of implementing Move This World we are explicitly incorporating social emotional learning into our everyday practice, which enhances the emotional well being of students and staff.
Dr. Ryan Laager
Superintendent of Belle Plaine Public Schools in Minnesota
With Move This World’s professional development, we are able to be truthful with ourselves and with one another. These truths allow us to address some much needed struggles we all go through in a healthy way.
Teacher, New Bridges Elementary School P.S. 532, NYC DOE
This is my second training with Move This World. Once again, I have gained a reflective perspective about myself and how I respond to situations. With others being trained we will all begin to work together towards a common good.
Teacher, Howard County Public Schools, MD
Move This World has helped our students to understand, engage, express, and manage their emotions in a healthy way. My students begin each day by watching and practicing along with a short Move This World video, which allows them to move around, breathe, take note of, and release any emotional stressors.
Principal, Icahn Charter School 4, NYC DOE
I can say wholeheartedly that in our classroom MTW has made a wonderfully positive impact. As in most classrooms there are kiddos who struggle with being in control of their emotions.
Teacher, Warner Elementary School, Western School District, MI
Times of Transition Call for SEL
Middle school students are in a high-stress phase of life. As they deal with changing bodies and emotions, they also face greater responsibility. With these changes are going on, they have fewer opportunities for movement throughout the day, and they are interacting with more adults at school than ever before. Without the tools to process their emotions and express their needs, middle school students often default to conflict.
Middle school teachers know that students need more attention and better tools for processing emotions. Administrators recognize the difficult job teachers face trying to teach the curriculum in the midst of social conflict, hormonal anxiety, and stressful outbursts. Adults, working to bridge the gap between home and school, are adjusting to the limits of their control. It’s difficult to keep disciplinary issues well managed without help.
Now imagine a school day in which each student has the ability to regulate his or her response to stress. Students use a language everyone understands – family members, teachers, peers –to analyze problems and actively seek solutions. Disciplinary issues significantly drop in frequency and severity because students engage each other in open dialogue instead of resulting in conflict. This can be your school day – your school year – when your middle school students learn SEL skills with Move This World.
Middle school students are growing up and getting ready to Move This World. View a sample video from our middle school program, and then request a demo for your school!
Watch Our Social Skills Lessons For Middle School Sample Video
Activity: The Pendulum
Objective: Analyze positive and negative consequences of expressing our emotions in different settings.
Competency: Self-Management and Self Awareness
Skills: Managing emotions, emotion identification, expressing emotions
Move This World Supports Healthy Development
Move This World programs have been created out of extensive research into age-based development. Our middle school program is specifically geared to the cognitive and maturity levels of students in that age bracket.
Social skills lessons for middle school students will help them engage in guided exercises that build on their knowledge of SEL concepts over the course of the school year. Short videos give students grade-appropriate tools for regulating emotions and practicing empathy. All of this takes place without intruding on your instruction time, and you don’t have to prepare any additional materials for Move This World exercises.
Are you ready to help build social skills lessons for middle school students to reduce conflict and grow emotional intelligence? Contact us to see how Move This World can transform your students.
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Move This World Supports Healthy Development
Move This World programs have been created out of intensive research into age-based development. Our middle school program is specifically geared to the cognitive and maturity levels of students in that age bracket.
Middle school students will engage in guided exercises that build on their knowledge of SEL concepts over the course of the school year. Short videos give students grade-appropriate tools for regulating emotions and practicing empathy. All of this takes place without intruding on your instruction time, and you don’t have to prepare any additional materials for Move This World exercises.
Are you ready to help your middle school students reduce conflict and grow emotional intelligence? Contact us to see how Move This World can transform your students. Contact Us