Archive: SEL

Books That Support Social Emotional Learning

  Reading opens up a huge world of adventure and imagination for kids and adults alike. It is clear that books and reading help develop kids academically, but in recent years a huge focus has been emerging in the literary field around books to help support development of Social Emotional Learning Skills. Now there are a variety of books available …

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SEL Intro #5: Self Management

This is the fifth in a series of informational blog posts: SEL Intro #5. Check back weekly or search our archive for more! What Is Self Management? The Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning  (CASEL) includes self management as one of its five core competencies for building “students’ capacity to integrate skills, attitudes, and behaviors to deal effectively and ethically with …

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Paws in the Classroom: Therapy Dogs Help with Social Emotional Learning

Notice a wagging tail disappear around the corner in the hall of your children’s school? Therapy dogs help with Social Emotional Learning in schools these days. What’s that all about? Read on for more… What’s a Therapy Dog? Therapy dogs are furry companions who are trained to help comfort people in a facility setting like a hospital, nursing home, library …

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SEL Intro #4: Self Awareness

This is the fourth in a series of informational blog posts: SEL Intro #4. Check back weekly or search our archive for more! What Is Self Awareness? The Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning  (CASEL) includes self awareness as one of its five core competencies for “promoting interpersonal and cognitive competence”. Promoting interpersonal and cognitive competence is basically another way of saying …

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SEL Intro #3: How Do We Teach Social Emotional Learning?

This is the third in a series of informational blog posts: SEL Intro #3. Check back weekly or search our archive for more! What ? Teaching SEL is no easy matter. There are plenty of lessons and games out on the Internet that claim to teach SEL, but it takes more than curriculum to do it well. As seen in …

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Books For Back To School!

It’s that time again – back to school! The sun is hot, the grass is dry, the kids might (or might not) be bored.  So, once you’ve visited all the interactive museums nearby, some quiet reading time might be just the thing. Reading books about school experiences is one more way to help kids transition into the classroom at summer’s end. …

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