Social Emotional Learning Lessons for High School

Social Emotional Learning High School Resources

High school teens are learning and growing into their future selves every day. Help them mature into responsible, competent, and healthy young adults with these quotes and teaching resources that get to the heart of real social emotional development issues teens are facing today. Our Truth Be Told Quotes are designed to tap into the memorable imagery and shareable format of memes and quotes that high school students live by to deliver important social emotional learning lessons.

SEL Lessons made easy

Each quote covers an essential topic for teen social emotional learning including making healthy choices, managing emotions, and planning for the future. Then, discover our lesson guides, writing prompts, and activities that help you bring the quote and lesson into the classroom in a snap.

High School SEL Topics:

  • healthy decision making
  • reducing risk
  • communication skills
  • family relationships
  • self awareness
  • happiness
  • emotions
  • growth and change

How to use the quotes in the classroom


Teaching notes for each quote help guide SEL chats

Writing Prompts

Find writing prompts for essays that link to social emotional learning


Free printable journaling pages encourage personal connection

Mindful Coloring

Print free mindful coloring pages to calm minds and promote thought

SEL Bulletin Boards

Print poster versions of the quotes for use on SEL Bulletin Boards


Watch a video of the quote set to music to tap into emotions

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High school social emotional learning- Quote based activities

Explore Quotes + Resources

Within each quote page, view the "teaching resources" section for SEL topics, lesson guide & activities.

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High school social emotional learning-  worksheets, activities

Worksheets / Lessons

These activities and worksheets align to high school health and social emotional learning curriculum objectives.

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High school social emotional learning- journaling writing prompt activities


Printable journaling pages that encourage self-reflection, mindful thought on teen SEL topics.

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High school social emotional learning- Videos


Engaging videos to launch social emotional learning lessons.

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High school social emotional learning- Mindfulness coloring activities

Mindfulness Coloring Pages

Printable mindfulness coloring pages for calming, social emotional learning.

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High school social emotional learning- Free printable posters


Printable posters are great for SEL bulletin boards.

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Social emotional learning activities-  elementary school

For Younger Students

Activities, worksheets for younger students, from our sister site, Talking with Trees.

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Buy the book

Get all the quotes in one place with the Truth Be Told Quotes book. Available in print or ebook.

Truth Be Told Book for high school social emotional learning

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