Activating Kind & Joyful Classrooms

What is SEL Journeys?

SEL Journeys is a digital learning platform featuring movement-based Social Emotional Learning (SEL) activities for grades K-5. Classroom journeys are led by Anya, Noah, Joy, and Paz. These delightful 3D-animated storytellers, created using state-of-the-art motion capture technology, visit countries across the globe and then lead classrooms through movement activities inspired by those cultures.

No prep time for teachers, just press play!

Options to run 5-minute movement breaks, 20 minute SEL activities, or 40-minute lessons for immersive units.

Research supports the program benefits and ongoing assessment is built into the product. 

Students are up and moving throughout the lessons.

Activities develop student competencies outlined by CASEL, the world’s leading SEL research and advocacy organization.

Students become global citizens as they learn about countries around the world. 

Product features offer a variety of ways to share the experience with families, administrators and other stakeholders.

Students look forward to using their mind, body and heart to engage in every journey!

Who is it for?

Elementary teachers of all kinds! Inclusive curriculum makes it easy for classroom teachers to add SEL and movement throughout the day. The product also includes extended learning options for enhancing physical education, music, and social studies.

Here are just a few examples of where schools can fit the program into the school day:

Explicit weekly SEL instruction

Morning meetings 

Movement breaks 

Multicultural school & family events 

Physical Education & Structured/Indoor Recess

Before/After-School Club 

Arts Integration 

Virtual Field Trip 

Our Research & Evidence-Based Approach

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

SEL Journeys provides age-differentiated lessons aligned to the CASEL (casel.org) Framework for Systemic Social and Emotional Learning.

EduMotion Program Data:

Self-Awareness

95% of students say our programs helps them build self-confidence

Self-Management

89% of students say our programs help them get motivated and set goals

Social Awareness

99% of students say our programs help them practice showing respect for others

Relationship Skills

90% of students say our programs help them feel more comfortable with their peers

Responsible Decision-Making

94% of students say our programs help them make safe and healthy choices that are good for themselves and others.

Our Wholistic Solution

In each SEL Journey, teachers introduce students to a new Big Idea & movement activity that aligns to a core Social Emotional competency. Supplemental materials are provided so teachers can reinforce the Big Idea all throughout the week, across all subject areas.

SEL is most effective when reinforcement of skills happens throughout the school day and is embedded into the overall school culture & climate.

In addition to our SEL Journeys product, EduMotion provides customized professional development programs related to the following topics:

• Strategies for improving classroom & school-wide culture and climate
• Trauma-Informed teaching strategies
• Teacher Self-Care
• Strategies for SEL integration into core subjects

For all PD topics, we focus on approaches that activate JOY and KINDNESS through the infusion of movement and the arts.

Contact us for more information about professional development options.

Our Approach to Movement & Cultural Learning

The movement activities included in SEL Journeys are inspired by dances from around the world. This curriculum has been in development over the past decade, informed by careful research and consultation with cultural experts for each genre.

All material is inspired by authentic dance steps. Our intention is to celebrate and appreciate each culture, while treating the origins of the movement with reverence and respect.

Movement therapy research and dance education best practices inform any modifications made to authentic movements to ensure the content is developmentally appropriate for students.

We embrace movement as a powerful way to unite people in celebration of our shared humanity.

Why Should Teachers Try It?

• Explicitly addresses all 5 Social Emotional Learning core competency areas, as well as physical education, arts and social studies learning standards.

• An amazing addition to your school’s CSPAP (comprehensive school physical activity program).

• Easy-to-use program with built-in school/home connection.

• Energizes and engages students.

• Makes school more FUN!

Let's Get Moving

Start Your Journey: Contact us to find out more about our programs and opportunities to partner with us!