Tag Archives: SEL

Create SEL Lessons That Are Flexible, Factual, and Fun!

By Liz Bergren Social and emotional learning has significant short-term and long-term benefits, including positive behaviors and relationships; improved test scores, grades, and attendance; higher graduation rates; and better mental health. As a former classroom teacher, at times I found … Continue reading

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Enter to Win the Everyday Feelings Series!

This month, we’re giving away all six books in the Everyday Feelings series. This series uses humor and compassion to show children how to help others—and themselves—feel better when dealing with challenging emotions. One lucky reader will win: Feeling Angry! Feeling … Continue reading

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Everyday Social-Emotional Learning

By Molly Breen Most of us know by now the myriad benefits of teaching social-emotional learning (SEL) as a foundation for, well, everything! If you aren’t familiar with SEL, it helps kids with decision-making, building friendships, feeling empathy, and understanding … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: How to Bring Social-Emotional Learning to Snack Time in Your Early Childhood Classroom

By Molly Breen Sharing food and conversation go hand in hand: As humans we are, in some ways, hardwired to do these things together. In hunter-gatherer clans, extended families and communities would assemble to share food and, presumably, conversation as … Continue reading

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Growing Strong Learners with Social-Emotional Skills

By Jonathan C. Erwin, M.A., author of The School Climate Solution: Creating a Culture of Excellence from the Classroom to the Staff Room Using a garden as a metaphor for education is nothing new. German educator Friedrich Fröebel (1782–1852) coined … Continue reading

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