Daily SEL Lesson – Self-Awareness Through Mindfulness 4/22

Welcome to the CLS Daily SEL lesson. Each day, Monday through Friday, we will provide a new social-emotional learning lesson designed to build emotional intelligence and resilience. There will be a lesson for elementary students and a lesson for secondary students that include media (videos, audios, or text) and simple step-by-step instructions.

We hope that the lessons are helpful to you and your children.

Weekly Focus: Self-Awareness

Elementary Lesson – A Train of Thoughts


  1. Watch the video and answer the questions below:
  2. What does a “train of thoughts” mean?
  3. What did you learn from the video?
  4. How does mindfulness relate to your thoughts?
  5. Draw a picture that shows your “trains of thoughts.”

Secondary Lesson – Learning to Pay Attention


  1. Watch the video and answer the questions below:
  2. What can you do about your attention getting hijacked? 
  3. What are the weapons out there for you?(cell phone? friends, thought of the past that are out of your control? what else?)
  4. How can mindfulness help you with your attention?
  5. Write a letter of commitment to yourself about what you have learned about mindfulness and how you plan to use it in your life.