Relationship Skills

Relationship Skills

2 Seasons

Here you can access our content by topic or by CASEL's programming. HeartSmart's Curriculum is cross-referenced with the 5 CASEL Core Competencies. However we organize our lesson progression differently, which is why some of our lessons below appear out of order.

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Relationship Skills
  • CASEL's SEL Framework

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    Click here to download CASEL's PDF explaining each of the CASEL 5 Core Competencies in more detail. Alternatively visit to find out more.

  • Clean Up Your Mess

    Episode 1

    Boris spilled paint on Amber's toys ... They got into an argument and now are not talking. In this lesson Dave and Boris explore forgiveness and basic restorative practice. Boris eventually learns the role he can play in harm reparation and cleans up his mess to show Amber that he is serious abou...

  • The Scrapman Is Back!

    Episode 2

    Boris wants to share his toys with the Scrapman... In this lesson, Dave and Boris explore boundaries and how to resist inappropriate social pressure. Stephanie teaches students how to identify levels of friendship.

    Materials Required: pencil and paper (colored pencils optional)

    Age Group: Early...

  • Skunk-Speak

    Episode 3

    Boris tries to befriend the skunk ... But Boris doesn't speak skunk. He can't communicate successfully. Dave and Boris explore friendship and vulnerability, they discuss how true connection is based on honest sharing of needs. In this lesson children will learn how to communicate effectively and ...

  • Winning and Losing

    Episode 4

    Boris has been sent to his shed ... In this lesson Dave and Boris talk about how to handle conflict so that both parties create connection. Dave talks about how winning an argument, can in reality be losing connection ... and might lead to being sent to the shed.

    Materials Required: pencil and ...

  • It Takes Two to Tango

    Episode 5

    Boris's heart is on fire... In this episode Dave and Boris talk about how to manage our hearts effectively when we are hurt and offended. In this lesson children will learn practical tools to maintain close and positive friendship through pain and conflict.

    Materials Required: pencil and paper

  • Tongue-Tied

    Episode 6

    Boris doesn't have a tongue... But the rest of us do. Dave and Boris talk about the importance of telling the truth of what's going on inside us, even when it may cost popularity. Dave and Boris also explain what happens inside the hearts of our friends when we gossip. In this lesson children wil...

  • How Many Robots...

    Episode 7

    How many robots does it take to change a lightbulb? ... depends on the lightbulb. In this video lesson Dave and Boris learn some practical tools about how to spread love to people who are hurting. Dave explains that people are like lightbulbs; sometimes lightbulbs are tricky and hard to fix, othe...