Category Archives: Social & Emotional Learning

Social Emotional Stories: Helping Kids Connect

By Barbara A. Lewis, author of Social Emotional Stories: Lessons and Learning from Plants and Animals You probably remember the beloved story of the Ugly Duckling. It resonates with anyone who has ever been left out, teased, or lonely—which pretty much … Continue reading

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A Quick Way to Assess Students’ SEL Skills and Plan Improvements

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) Teachers and counselors often see students who misbehave or are suffering in various ways. The key question is, … Continue reading

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Using Stories to Teach SEL During Distance Learning

By Kimberly Feltes Taylor and Eric Braun, coauthors of How to Take the ACHE Out of Mistakes As the pandemic stretches on, and as many of us work from home and many of our students learn from home, the isolation … Continue reading

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Kids Need “People Smarts” Now More Than Ever

By Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D., author of Smarts! Everybody’s Got Them The COVID-19 pandemic currently ravaging the country and the world has made the issue of community and social responsibility a focal point of concern. Health experts strongly recommend wearing masks … Continue reading

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What’s the Big Deal About Social Emotional Learning?

By Molly Breen If you are a human teacher—of human children—you must know the foundational importance of social and emotional learning (SEL). If a child does not trust or understand you, or if a child feels as if you do … Continue reading

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