Find resources for balance and well-being. Build inner strength, navigate difficult feelings, and get support with this collection of videos, games, books, and more.

Video

grades 1–12

Yoga for the Heart

Take some time to focus on how your feeling and do something for yourself with the help of this beginner-friendly yoga video.

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little love for the lonely

Activity

grades 3–12

A Little Love for the Lonely

Handwrite a letter to an elderly person who can't currently visit family. Though you won't get a letter in return, you'll know you're giving back.

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inspiration

Website/App

grades 6–12

Inspiration, Passion, and Perseverance

Explore some careers by watching these video interviews. Take a few minutes to write about or draw something that inspired you.

Video

grades 6–12

Breathe in the Music

Learn and practice this simple meditative exercise guided by composer Chad Lawson and his piano.

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Website/App

grades 3–8

Meditation for Kids

Guided meditations and mindfulness games designed to help kids calm themselves, focus, practice kindness, fall asleep, and wake up.

Video

grades 1–12

Yoga for the Mind

Clear your mind and re-charge your body with some meditative yoga great for beginners or even seasoned vets.

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Video

grades 6–8

How to Boost Your Self-Confidence

Learn and practice these three confidence-boosting tips that'll help you tackle challenges and face the world with resolve.

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quandary game

Interactive

grades 6–12

Quandary

Play this sci-fi game that will stretch your skills in critical thinking, taking another perspective, and decision-making.

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personalizing support

Website/App

grades 8–12

Personalize Some Support

Use the multiple tools in this app to relax and focus on some of the positive, inspirational things in your personal life.

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mental health adventure

Website/App

grades 6–12

Mental Health Adventure

Go on a virtual adventure to learn meditation techniques, and hear about how other young people cope with stress and loss.

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first-person perspective

Website/App

grades 8–12

Important First-Person Perspective

Use this app to better understand the experiences of a young refugee who fled to Malaysia from Myanmar. Note: Some disturbing content.

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crowdsourced collection

Website/App

grades 5–12

Cool Crowdsourced Collection

Journey through these videos and photos to get a sense of the people, places, and nature around the world. Then submit your own content!

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little love for the lonely

Activity

grades 3–12

A Little Love for the Lonely

Handwrite a letter to an elderly person who can't currently visit family. Though you won't get a letter in return, you'll know you're giving back.

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Activity

grades 6–12

Snail Mail

Pick a friend or family member and write them a letter the old-fashioned way. Use a pen, paper, envelope, stamp, and your brain—no computer! Make sure to ask them to write back before you drop your letter in the mailbox.

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Activity

grades 8–12

Meditation for Learning

Weave this meditation into your day or week to give your brain and body time to rest, reflect, and re-center.

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your role model responding to your letter

Activity

grades 3–6

Your Hero Writes You a Response Letter

Imagine your hero responded to a letter you wrote them. What might they say?

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person writing in journal

Activity

grades 6–12

Write and Reflect

Click on the topic categories to find journal-writing prompts that encourage reflection. Make it a daily habit!

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writing a letter pretending to be the teen version of that person

Activity

grades 3–6

Write a Letter to a Loved One in the Past

Think of an adult who's special to you. Write a letter to a teenage version of them.

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Activity

grades 5–12

Go Viral with Gratitude

Use your favorite video-creation tool to make a video thanking someone who's made a difference in your life: a teacher, a parent, or another mentor.

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Activity

grades 6–8

Five Deep Breaths

Sit somewhere quiet and breathe in for a count of four. Hold the breath for four seconds. Then let out the breath for eight. Repeat.

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Activity

grades 6–12

Five Best …

Ask each other to name the five best somethings. Could be sandwiches, cities, or sock lengths. The sky's the limit.

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Activity

grades 6–8

Be Grateful

Think of three things you're grateful for. To yourself or someone else, describe exactly why you appreciate these things.

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balancing life and technology

Activity

grades 6–8

My Media Choices Inventory

Use the worksheet to chart out your media diet. Ask a family member or friend to do it too. Think about and discuss the results.

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Activity

Preschool–grade 12

Virtual Visit

Schedule some special time with a friend or family member to maintain that crucial connection with loved ones.

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people working together

Article/Ebook

grades 5–6

In It Together

Read about efforts in four countries to keep people healthy during the pandemic. What can you do to help lift people's spirits?

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coronavirus resources for all educators

Article/Ebook

grades K–12

7 Mindsets: Coronavirus Resources

Videos, conversation starters, and activities support social-emotional learning.

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Mother and daughter hugging

Article/Ebook

grades 3–12

Appreciating the Small Things

Thinking about your mother or another caregiver, identify some of the everyday ways that person shows you love. Show your appreciation with a note or hug.

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Students gathered in a classroom

Article/Ebook

grades 6–12

How to Show Teachers Appreciation

Use your writing skills to express thanks to your teacher. Think of specifics if you can, and write from the heart!

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Article/Ebook

grades 6–8

Responding to Coronavirus Racism

Explore tips on speaking out against racism and hate speech, whether it's related to the coronavirus or anything else.

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Article/Ebook

grades 3–8

Random Acts of Kindness Bring Joy During Coronavirus Outbreak

Read the article and discuss what random acts of kindness you can offer to your community.

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Article/Ebook

grades 8–10

Self-Care

Read this article to learn some coping strategies for our anxiety-inducing times. Afterward, work through the supporting questions.

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GEORGE in colorful letters

Audio

grades 3–8

George

Listen to this tender tale about a transgender girl in the fourth grade. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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two cartoon girls telling stories

Audio

grades 3–8

The Land of Forgotten Girls

Listen to this heartbreaking story about the struggles of two sisters from the Philippines who move to Louisiana. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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people and a dog hiking

Audio

grades 3–6

Hello, Universe

Listen to this charming tale involving four kids, Filipino folk tales, and bravery. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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a drawing of a woman sitting

Audio

grades 4–8

The Thing About Luck

Listen to the sweet tale of a migrant worker girl who must face big responsibilities. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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two people in a row boat

Audio

grades 3–6

Listen, Slowly

Put on this audiobook about a girl's trip to Vietnam, where she learns about her family's past. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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a person walking under a sunset

Audio

grades 6–8

A Long Walk to Water

Dive into this gripping story of an 11-year-old boy in Sudan during the civil war, based on a true story. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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curses into blessings

Audio

grades 6–12

Curses Into Blessings

Listen to a student's reflection on lockdown. Even though things are tough, what's something you can do to make the best of it?

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quandary game

Interactive

grades 6–12

Quandary

Play this sci-fi game that will stretch your skills in critical thinking, taking another perspective, and decision-making.

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child writing a letter

Lesson

grades 4–12

Letters of Gratitude to Essential Workers

Write a meaningful letter of thanks to essential workers that returns their acts of service and kindness.

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Lesson

grades 6–10

Your Social Identity

Read up on the concept of social identity, then apply it to your own life. What social identities do you have? Draw and describe them.

Video

grades 1–12

Yoga for the Heart

Take some time to focus on how your feeling and do something for yourself with the help of this beginner-friendly yoga video.

Video

grades 6–12

Breathe in the Music

Learn and practice this simple meditative exercise guided by composer Chad Lawson and his piano.

Video

grades 1–12

Yoga for the Mind

Clear your mind and re-charge your body with some meditative yoga great for beginners or even seasoned vets.

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cartoon girl

Video

grades 6–8

How to Boost Your Self-Confidence

Learn and practice these three confidence-boosting tips that'll help you tackle challenges and face the world with resolve.

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managing online use

Video

grades 7–9

The Pressure to Stay Connected

Hear what other teens have to say about how digital media has them feeling "hooked." Do you feel the same way? How might you manage your use?

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maintaining friendships online

Video

grades 6–8

Friendships and Social Media

Consider how social media affects your friendships. In what ways does social media help, hinder, or just complicate our connections and communications with friends?

Video

Preschool–grade 12

Grand Canyon Trek

Chill out on this awe-inspiring (and long!) Grand Canyon hike featuring great footage and vibes. If you're up for it, walk along with the video!

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Video

grades 6–12

Perspectives on Race

Recognize how our understanding of race affects people in different ways, and hear personal perspectives from a handful of Flocabulary's rappers.

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Video

grades 6–12

Living on One Dollar

Watch this earnest, eye-opening documentary about rural poverty in Guatemala.

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Video

grades 4–12

Kindness Is Contagious

Enjoy this warm-hearted documentary (available free on Tubi) about people being nice to each other. Just what we need right now.

Video

grades 6–12

Keep Calm and Carry On

Learn and practice the three techniques in this video to calm yourself and de-stress.

Video

grades 6–12

Who's Your Miss Devine?

Watch this video and write down interesting details about Miss Devine. Write a description of an important person in your life in a similar style.

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inspiration

Website/App

grades 6–12

Inspiration, Passion, and Perseverance

Explore some careers by watching these video interviews. Take a few minutes to write about or draw something that inspired you.

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Website/App

grades 3–8

Meditation for Kids

Guided meditations and mindfulness games designed to help kids calm themselves, focus, practice kindness, fall asleep, and wake up.

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personalizing support

Website/App

grades 8–12

Personalize Some Support

Use the multiple tools in this app to relax and focus on some of the positive, inspirational things in your personal life.

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mental health adventure

Website/App

grades 6–12

Mental Health Adventure

Go on a virtual adventure to learn meditation techniques, and hear about how other young people cope with stress and loss.

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first-person perspective

Website/App

grades 8–12

Important First-Person Perspective

Use this app to better understand the experiences of a young refugee who fled to Malaysia from Myanmar. Note: Some disturbing content.

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crowdsourced collection

Website/App

grades 5–12

Cool Crowdsourced Collection

Journey through these videos and photos to get a sense of the people, places, and nature around the world. Then submit your own content!

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a person with face paint

Website/App

grades 3–8

Bite-Sized Inspiration

Browse the videos on this site to discover fascinating stories about history and culture representing perspectives from all around the world.

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people telling stories

Website/App

grades 6–12

Shared Stories

Listen to these short, compelling stories told by people from different backgrounds and see how they are all still grounded in shared humanity.

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Website/App

grades 8–12

Share Your Knowledge

Think of something you know and read a lot about. Use Hypothes.is' annotation tool to add your insight to something you've read.

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Worksheet

grades 6–12

What Matters

Print out these cards that each represent different values. Use the activities to reflect on which values matter most to you and then express why.

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Worksheet

grades 3–8

What Can I Say Instead?

Complete this worksheet to rethink and reframe the things you say when struggling. Do you think changing the way you speak shapes your thinking?

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Action plan planner

Worksheet

grades 6–12

Reflect and Create a Plan

Use this planner to reflect on your learning experiences and figure out a productive and positive path forward.