I’ve recently begun this weekly post where I’ll be sharing resources I’m adding to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources or other related “Best” lists.

You might also be interested in The Best Social Emotional Learning Resources Of 2017:

Finding Purpose for a Good Life. But Also a Healthy One. is from The New York Times. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Students Having A “Purpose For Learning”

The Impact of Peer Personality on Academic Achievement is the title of a new study.  It goes along with other resources at The Best Resources On Developing A Sense Of Community In The Classroom.

Alabama proves that if schools don’t intervene, racist youth grow up to be racist adults is by Andre Perry. Here’s how he ends it:

The framing of the achievement gap ignores critical competencies that every student must demonstrate, and it also doesn’t reward those who have exhibited proficiency. This is where SEL advocates must show how schools can evaluate cross-cultural awareness and gender sensitivity. At the state, district and school level, we need curricula and programs that hold students to a high standard of appropriate social behavior — something that holds them accountable before they make it so close to Capitol Hill.

Supporting the Whole Teacher  is a report from the Aspen Institute and “discusses the benefits of focused efforts to address teachers’ understanding of the social and emotional dimensions of learning and provides examples of programs across the country that have found success in providing this support to teachers.”

Can Kindness Be Taught? is from The New York Times.

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Resources For Learning About “Grit”:

PRACTICE GOLD–PIANIST BARRON RYAN REFLECTS ON PRACTICE is from Doug Lemov. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The 10,000 Hour Rule & Deliberate Practice.