I’ll be writing a post soon in my Education Week Teacher column about Social Emotional Learning (SEL) (sometimes referred to as “character” education) soon, and thought it would be useful to develop a “The Best…” list on the topic.
Here are my choices for The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources (I’m going to first start with sharing posts and resources from this blog, and then highlight several other sites):
You might want to visit the publishers website for my book, Helping Students Motivate Themselves. If you click on “sample chapters,” you’ll be able to get several lesson plans and hand-outs for free related to SEL.
Social Skills Training Report Is Even More Interesting Than I Thought… is a post on recent SEL research.
Now, for other resources:
Maurice Elias writes a great blog for Edutopia on SEL.
The Collaborative For Academic, Social and Emotional Learning has many resources.
Edutopia has a Social and Emotional Learning page.
Education Week also has a number of SEL resources.
Social and Emotional Learning Research Review is from Edutopia.
‘How Children Succeed’ — Q&A with Paul Tough is from The Washington Post.
Paul Tough on how children succeed. Hint: It’s not academics is from Maclean’s.
The grit factor: hard to measure, hard to succeed without is from Ed Source.
Social and emotional learning gaining new focus under Common Core is a very useful and interesting article published by Ed Source.
Mind in The Making has developed a very useful list of children’s books divided up by the different SEL skills that are taught through them. They would be great for younger students and for English Language Learners.
Teaching the Whole Child: Instructional Practices That Support Social-Emotional Learning in Three Teacher Evaluation Frameworks is a report from the American Institutes For Research.
Social-Emotional Programs Target Students’ Long-Term Behavior is from Education Week.
I’ve posted another three-part series in Ed Week about teaching character.
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