Let’s Talk SEL
We’re giving away money for your classroom!
We’ve all been thinking a lot about what our students have lost this year: academic gains, time in the classroom, memories with friends. But these challenging months have also created new opportunities for children to gain important emotional, mental, and social skills: resiliency, perseverance, empathy, optimism.
Let’s talk about the positive! October is Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month and with social and emotional learning a strong focus this school year, we’d like to hear from you. How are you seeing students display SEL inside the classroom? Outside on the playground? Or even in the school hallways? Share your story with us and be entered to WIN money for your classroom!
Here’s how to enter our giveaway
- Follow us on any of our social media platforms
- Like one of our giveaway posts
- Tag Reading Plus and share your SEL story on your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Instagram page. How are you seeing students display SEL inside the classroom? Outside on the playground? Or even in the school hallways?
Don’t forget to use the #showSEL hashtag OR comment on one of our posts
We’re giving away $500 each week! Each lucky winner will receive a Visa gift card for their classroom. We’ll announce winners every Friday during the month of October.
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This giveaway opens October 1, 2021 and closes October 31, 2021. One winner will be chosen each week. By entering this giveaway, you are bound by these terms and conditions and acknowledge that you meet all eligibility requirements. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. Must be a legal resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. This giveaway is not sponsored or affiliated in any way by Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook. Only one entry per social platform. Multiple entries on a single social platform are not permitted. Anyone found to use multiple accounts on a single social platform to enter will be ineligible. One winner will be selected for each gift card. Reading Plus reserves the right to modify or cancel a giveaway at any time, and is not liable for any lost or incomplete entries. Each giveaway is governed by the laws of the United States. By entering, you agree that Reading Plus, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn will have no liability and be held harmless in the event that damage to property or person, including death, occurs due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly to the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prizes or participation in this giveaway. Any participant found to be violating these terms and conditions will be disqualified.
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