Category Archives: Social & Emotional Learning

Guided Group Discussion to Help Gifted Teens Develop Healthy Relationships

By Jean Sunde Peterson, Ph.D., author of Get Gifted Students Talking: 76 Ready-to-Use Group Discussions About Identity, Stress, Relationships, and More (Grades 6–12) “Being known” offered protection for many participants in a national study of bullying of and by gifted … Continue reading

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Helping Young Children Understand Their Changing Feelings

By Goldie Millar and Lisa A. Berger, coauthors of 1-2-3 My Feelings and Me As caring adults, caregivers and professionals play a central and important role in helping children understand and manage their multitude of feelings. A key part of … Continue reading

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Positive Emotions in the Classroom: Tips for Boosting Curiosity, Hope, and Belonging

By Christa M. Tinari, M.A., coauthor of Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School: 48 Character-Building Lessons to Foster Respect and Prevent Bullying Have you heard that feelings are contagious? This is true in the classroom, as well as … Continue reading

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Mindfulness for Rookie Teachers

By James Butler, M.Ed., author of Mindful Classrooms: Daily 5-Minute Practices to Support Social-Emotional Learning (PreK to Grade 5) I remember my rookie year in teaching like it was yesterday (it was 2002), and I sure would have benefited from … Continue reading

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Questions to Ask All Students as the School Year Starts and Proceeds

By Maurice J. Elias, Ph.D., coauthor of Boost Emotional Intelligence in Students: 30 Flexible Research-Based Activities to Build EQ Skills (Grades 5–9) Robert Brooks has been a voice for humanism, caring, and the value of bouncing back for many years. … Continue reading

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