Everyday SEL Exit Tickets
- Self-Awareness: reflect on my values, thoughts and identity; listen to my body and feelings
- Self-Management: process and organize thoughts and feelings before responding
- Social Awareness: consider that others may have different ways of thinking and feeling in any situation
- Responsible Decision-Making: consider situations from different sides
- Relationship Skills: be respectful of other perspectives
Set the expectations for exit tickets so they may be used regularly with little introduction.
- Write how you think and feel in that moment, as you reflect on the activity or session.
- Take just a few minutes; don't worry about perfection or right answers.
- Exit tickets for SEL help you sift through your thoughts and feelings and help the facilitator understand where you are.
- They are typically handed to the facilitator as a ticket out the door, or they may be shared on a chart or in a virtual format.
- Since these are personal reflections, you may opt to keep your reflection private - just show it is completed.
- For facilitator, watch this reflection from the author.
- Choose the exit ticket below that fits the situation and distribute to young people at the end of a session. Print out a copy from the handouts below.
- Ask young people to write for a few minutes, completing the sentence stem or prompt.This is a chance to internalize, sort, or articulate thoughts and feelings. They should never be evaluated.
- Young people hand it to the facilitator as they walk out of the door.
Feelings Below the Surface - handout
Wishing I Could Change Something - handout
Rules I'd Change - handout
Books to Write - handout
How Someone Made Me Feel - handout
I Deserve an Award - handout
Words and How they Feel - handout
Things to Let Go - handout
Hope for Tomorrow - handout
I Have the Right - handout
Shining Light on an Issue - handout
Things I Want to Yell - handout
Mood Check-Up - handout
People I'm Rooting For - handout
Things I Stay Up Thinking About - handout
Invite young people to write down their questions and thoughts in a journal.
Add these exit tickets to any lesson or activity where meaningful conversation occurs.