Social and Emotional Learning Reflection Deck

The AYDC SEL Reflection Deck was developed to support staff and leaders in exploring and strengthening their emotional intelligence.  This Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) tool aligns with the Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) five-competency framework.  The Deck is intentionally designed to be versatile. It can be used with adults or adapted for students, and can support Social and Emotional Learning in professional, classroom, and personal contexts.

Ideas for incorporating the AYDC SEL Reflection Deck into work and learning:
  • Stand-alone reflection
  • Reflect on a specific experience or challenge
  • Writing prompts
  • Use in a circle or partners
  • Incorporate in coaching
  • Draw a card randomly from the whole deck
  • Select a card from one competency area you are working to strengthen
  • Student lessons
  • Professional development

This framework is a product of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (©2017 CASEL) and is available at

Examples of cards within the deck:

CASEL’s framework includes 25 SEL skills supporting the competency area. The AYDC SEL Reflection Deck provides 100 coaching questions – each its own card. This includes four cards for each of the 25 SEL skills. The skills are marked on each card, opening possibilities to make explicit connections between the question being explored and the skill to which it corresponds.

Thank you for your interest. Printed decks are not currently available for purchase. The deck can be downloaded by filling out the form below.

Please contact if you have questions or if you are an AYDC Second Order Change (SOC) Certified Facilitator in need of decks for facilitating the SOC Series.

SEL Reflection Deck Download Form

The SEL Reflection Deck was created with funding provided by Cook Inlet Tribal Council Inc (CITC).  As a result of this funding, CITC holds the exclusive rights to use the SEL Reflection Deck, subject to an irrevocable license granted to the U.S. Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration. Center for Safe Alaskans and its AYDC program use and disseminate this deck with permission from CITC.