Kikori is an app and online-based platform with resources for teaching social–emotional learning (SEL) to school-aged children. The SEL setup is helpfully standards-aligned, making it a useful tool in education scenarios. With more than 2,056 experiential SEL activities available, teachers will find options for most ages, developmental stages, and goals.
While Kikori is app-based, the app activities are just part of the model called Play–Reflect–Connect–Grow. App learning is the first stage in that process, with the other three real-world stages as follow-up experiences that can be continued in class. Reflecting as a group or one-on-one with a student helps consolidate that learning. Students can then be encouraged to connect, perhaps in breakout groups or as a class. The final stage, growth, happens naturally as a result of the first three stages.
Kikori offers a free monthly calendar of activities available within the Kikori platform when you create an account in the app. As well as a National Heritage Months calendar for celebrating students’ cultures, traditions, and languages with perspective-taking activities. Kikori also offers free Morning Meeting and Advisory planners that let teachers plan activities to fit events such as national holidays, with those themes being applied. Students can also build an activity so they can see how it works from both sides, giving them greater insight while helping them express their creativity.
The Kikori app is free for individuals to download and use after setting up an account. Premium paid options for schools and districts are also available. These options offer administration control panels, custom playlists, launch planning sessions, launch training, professional development materials, and expert support.