Supporting Whole Child, Whole School and Whole Community Social, Emotional and Mental Wellness

Rethink Ed is Committed to Supporting Social-Emotional Wellness During School Closures

Fear and anxiety about the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has led to increased stress levels in both children and adults. School closure, abrupt changes in routine and a heightened sense of uncertainty can also have a detrimental effect on the social, emotional and mental wellbeing of students, educators and school staff. As educators work diligently to prepare and implement virtual academic learning plans, it is equally important to have a contingency plan and resources in place for social emotional learning as well. As our nation faces unprecedented school closings due to COVID-19, Rethink Ed is committed to keeping our students learning and providing schools with resources and tools that extend beyond the classroom.

Rethink Ed will provide districts that are planning closures for preventative health measures with a tool kit that will include webinars, whitepapers, tips and strategies for supporting your entire community during this time of uncertainty. We will offer free access to our online Social Emotional Learning Suite through the remainder of the school year. Please contact us for details.

While this is a difficult time, it is important for us all to continue to focus on our physical, mental, and social emotional health and to work on strategies for helping ourselves and others build resilience and community support.

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is the foundation for managing emotions, having healthy relationships, understanding and empathizing with others, being responsible and safe, and learning to cope with difficult situations and manage our stress, emotions, anxiety, and fear during this unprecedented situation.

Rethink Ed SEL is a comprehensive K-12 online platform that provides many opportunities for students of all ages and abilities, teachers, administrative staff, and parents to develop their social emotional skills. We provide on-demand professional development videos, grade level videos and curriculum that promotes well-being, connectedness and success for all students and adults.

We are committed to supporting you as you navigate through this difficult time.


Rethink Ed Social and Emotional Learning and Mental Health is an evidence-based program developed by a diverse panel of educational experts, and designed for every educator and every student. Delivered on a digital platform and designed for easy implementation, Rethink Ed SEL and Mental Health provides a flexible and scalable solution that empowers educators to successfully integrate and build a culture around Social and Emotional Learning and Mental Health into their schools.

Rethink SEL Professional Learning

Because the best educators are learners first, Rethink SEL features a course of 38+ on-demand Professional Learning modules that prepare adults to act as role models for the SEL skills they want to see in their students. With the addition of our NEW Mental Health and SEL & Equity strands, Rethink SEL is the flexible and scalable solution to building healthy school climates and environments that support the well-being of all.

View our Professional Learning Sample Video Playlist

Learn more about SEL & Equity →      Learn more about SEL Mental Health →

Rethink SEL Student Lessons

Rethink SEL features a comprehensive K-12 student curriculum mapped to CASEL’s core competencies and includes lessons in 5 categories that promote awareness of self and others, self-management, social skills, social awareness, and self-care. Our curriculum offers individualized lesson plans for all tiers of learners.

View our Student Lesson Video Playlist

Learn more about Rethink SEL →

Rethink Mental Health Suite

With 50% of all mental illnesses starting before age 14, mental health issues affect the entire community. To effectively support the whole child, we need to address the needs of both adults and students. The Rethink Mental Health Suite will provide a comprehensive solution that provides a framework for schools' mental health and wellness instruction and knowledge.

Topics covered will include:

  • Substance Abuse
  • Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships
  • Bullying and Violence Prevention
  • Anxiety, Depression and Suicide Prevention
  • Coping with and Overcoming Trauma
  • How Technology Can Change Your Life
Learn more about the Mental Health Suite →



 SEL Guide for Best Practice
 From Implementation to Impact: Developing Systems and Structures to Organize Your District Around Social-Emotional Academic Development
 Social-Emotional Lessons Learned from the Sandy Hook Tragedy
 Video: Crisis Management
 Video: SEL Checklist
 SEL is the Key to Success
 SEL for All Learners
 The Power of Addressing the Whole Child
 SEL and Trauma-informed Care
 Rethink Ed Guide to Trauma-informed Care
 SEL and Restorative Practices
 SEL and Multi-tiered Systems of Support
 SEL & Mental Health: An Integrated Power Prevention
 Year-round Thankfulness Strategies to Help All Students Thrive
 Writing for Resilience: The Impact of the Positive Purpose Essay on Students
 SEL Strategies that Strengthen School-to-Home Collaborations
 Strategies for Social and Emotional Learning that Begins with Adults
 5 Ways to Ensure Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Success
 Stressed Out? SEL Tips to Manage Stress before it Manages You
 Fostering SEL Skills Through Intervention in Problem Behaviors
 Harnessing Universal Design for Learning and SEL in Special Education
 SEL & Mental Health: An Integrated Power of Prevention
 5 SEL Strategies that Strengthen School-to-Home Collaborations
 5 Ways to Ensure Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Success
 Stressed Out? SEL Tips to Manage Stress before it Manages You
 Rethink Ed, ERB Launch Groundbreaking SEL Solution with Embedded Assessment to improve culture and climate in schools
 What’s the big deal with SEL?
 10 SEL Skills to Prepare Children for the Future
 Why we must support SEL for At-Risk Students
 Put "You" Back on Your To-do list: SEL Informed Self-Care for Educators
 Social and Emotional Learning to Address Behavioral Deficits: 6 strategies for a systematic approach to teaching SEL
 Teaching Students to Be Their Own Boss: Applying SEL to Optimize Executive Functioning in Your Classroom
 Teaching Students to Be Their Own Boss: SEL Strategies in the Classroom
 What We Don’t Say: A SEL Approach to Helping Your Students Understand “Take a Knee”
 Year-round Thankfulness Strategies to Help All Students Thrive
 Writing for Resilience: The Impact of the Positive Purpose Essay on Students
 Strategies for Social and Emotional Learning that Begins with Adults
 Creating a Morning Routine: What Do Values Have To Do With It?
 Do What You Think Like
 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Mental Health and School Psychologists
 Press Release: Cultivating Safe, Supportive Schools & Communities: City School District of New Rochelle Partners with Rethink Ed to Roll Out New Learning Initiative
 School System Leaders Convene in Chicago on meeting the needs of the whole child–including social and emotional development
 6 Reasons We Love Social Emotional Learning (And You Should Too!)
 Integrating Social and Emotional Learning into Everyday Instruction
 Bullying Interventions
 Social and Emotional Learning for All Learners
 Stressed Out? SEL Tips to Manage Stress before it Manages You
 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Mental Health and School Psychologists
 The Power of Educators and Families: Joining Forces for Children's Social and Emotional Learning
 What Every Educator Needs to Know about Social and Emotional Learning
 The Keys to Success in SEL Implementation
 Teacher Social-Emotional Well-Being: Integrating SEL Practices into the School Day and Beyond
 Succeeding at School with Social Emotional Learning
 Stress Management and Self Care
 Social Emotional Wellness for Transition Age Youth
 Selecting and Leading Social Emotional Learning Though the Lens of the Administrator
 SEL for Everyone: Promoting Essential Social and Emotional Skills in Special Education
 SEL & Mental Health: A New Prevention Paradigm
 Rethink Social and Emotional Learning: An Exclusive Sneak Peek!
 Rethink SEL Expert Webinar Series
 Lost Then Found: Shifting the Narrative of "Troubled Youth" by Fostering SEL Skills Through Intervention
 Addressing Disproportionality: Shifting PBIS Systems and Promoting SEL