Social-Emotional Learning

Teachers Need Tools

93% of teachers want a greater focus on SEL in schools. They agree that social and emotional skills are teachable and are calling for schools to prioritize SEL content.

MiO Social-Emotional Learning

Why Do Kids Need SEL?

SEL has been a part of school for almost as long as school has existed. Teachers have always prided themselves on not only covering academics but creating genuinely good humans who can be happy and successful in adulthood.

Post-Covid, after years of closures, disruptions, pivots, isolation, and fear, the stats are coming out on just how damaging it has been to our children and their emotional and mental well-being and social skills.

In a recent survey, 70% of youth self-rated their ability to cope with challenges as medium to very low. The time for increased SEL in schools is now.

Mio In School

Studies show that SEL interventions increase students’ academic performance and that students who participate in SEL programs show improved classroom behavior, have an increased ability to manage stress, and have better attitudes about themselves, others, and school.

The MiO program consists of ready-to-go lessons you can read aloud and discuss with your students, followed by activities. This helps solidify the information and allows your students to reflect and retain. Activities are flexible and allow you to adapt, add, or omit as needed to best suit your classroom needs.

Student Transformation with MiO


From conflict resolution to time management skills.

Emotional Regulation

When dysregulated, children cannot learn.


Self-confidence means children are less easily influenced by others.

Better Grades

Studies prove that SEL improves learning.

Improved Behavior

Skill building helps students better self-manage.

Healthy Relationships

From parents to teachers to peers, students have more respectful relationships.

The MiO Program

Self Awareness

Students discover their own uniqueness and gain confidence and self-respect.

Inter-Personal Relationships

Students can socialize and interact with others in respectful and peaceful ways, strengthening healthy relationships.

Real Skill Development

Students learn real-world skills and strategies they can use for a lifetime to help themselves manage stress, emotionally regulate, and more.

Continuity with Units Every Year

SEL is not a "one-and-done" type of knowledge transfer. Skills must be practiced year after year. With the MiO program, teachers and students can continue to build on their knowledge and have continuity through grade levels.

Rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Methods

CBT is considered the "gold standard" in stress & anger management and anxiety & depression treatment for children. The skills developed within the MiO program will serve children throughout their entire lives.

Real, Usable Skills & Strategies

Children are not born knowing how to manage their big emotions or handle conflict without instruction. Post-Covid, children's social and emotional skills have been unpracticed. SEL reaffirms these needed skills.

Learning Outcomes and Measurable Growth

School is back to normal, but we are hearing from teachers that classroom management is a bigger struggle than ever before. Social-emotional learning helps children with strategies for regulation and leads to better overall classroom behavior and relationships.

5 Pillars of the MiO Program

Benefits of the MiO Program

Ways to Use the MiO Program

What Is in the MiO Program?

  • All Ages Anchor Unit – “Thoughts & Feelings: Learning to Manage How I Think and Feel”
  • 9 levelled units that grow with children (Grades K-8)
  • Bonus unit for middle school – “Safe Social Media Use”


Early Elementary: Grades K-2

Did You Know?

From ages 5-8 children are gaining independence from their caregivers and experimenting with safe connections outside of the family unit. Peer acceptance becomes important to them for the first time, and they are learning to cooperate and share.

Upper Elementary: Grades 3-5

Did You Know?

From ages 9-11 children are rapidly gaining autonomy and are forming opinions of themselves and the world around them. Peer acceptance is very important to them, as well as learning skills to handle physical and emotional tasks independently.

Middle School: Grades 6-8

Did You Know?

From ages 12+, adolescents show more concern with themselves, from body image, to confidence, to self-identity. Peer acceptance is at the height of importance, and romantic relationships may be beginning to form. This is a crucial age for developing character and learning to set and respect boundaries.

MiO Program Roadmap

Day 0

Teacher Onboarding Workshop

Week 1-6

Sitewide Delivery of Anchor Program

Week 7-12

Sitewide Delivery of Levelled Units By Grade

Week 1-12

Support for School Staff During Delivery


School-wide Adoption of Skills & Strategies

What Teachers Are Saying About Mio

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