Category Archives: Social & Emotional Learning

Using Humor to Teach Social and Emotional Skills

By Eric Braun, coauthor of How to Take the Ache Out of Mistakes and author of How to Take the Groan Out of Grown-Ups When I started middle school, I was, like most kids starting middle school, a bit nervous. … Continue reading

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Using Picture Books for Social-Emotional Learning

By Mélina Mangal, author of Jayden’s Impossible Garden Social and emotional learning, or SEL, is an essential aspect of elementary instruction. But with so many demands on teachers’ time, including standardized testing, addressing these needs in the classroom can seem … Continue reading

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How to Help Kids Conquer Back-to-School Fears

By Summer Batte, author of Name and Tame Your Anxiety: A Kid’s Guide The start of a new school year can be exciting—and also anxiety-provoking. When we anticipate change, it’s natural to worry. And what may seem like minor problems … Continue reading

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Social and Emotional Lessons from Nature

By Barbara A. Lewis, author of Social Emotional Stories: Lessons and Learning from Plants and Animals Imagine this: one day, workers at a horse farm in San Diego wake to an awful sight. Twenty-three of their beloved horses are very sick. … Continue reading

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Multiple Intelligences: 8 Ways Kids Are Smart

By Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D., author of Smarts! Everybody’s Got Them and You’re Smarter Than You Think: A Kid’s Guide to Multiple Intelligences “I got a bad grade on a test. I feel so stupid!” “The other students are so much … Continue reading

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