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 2018 – So Far.

Finally, check out “Best” Lists Of The Week: Social Emotional Learning Resources.

Here are this week’s picks:

Science Confirms It: People Are Not Pets is by Alfie Kohn and is from The NY Times. It includes links to some good research but, as much as I admire much of Kohn’s past work, I think he overstates his case a bit against extrinsic motivation. And, bear in mind, I’m saying this and I have written three books on the value of helping students develop intrinsic motivation. Nevertheless, I’m adding it to Best Posts On “Motivating” Students.

Character Lab has come out with new resources on encouraging curiosity and gratitude. I’m adding them to:

The Best Posts On Curiosity

The Best Resources On “Gratitude”

Need More Self-Control? Try a Simple Ritual is from Scientific American. I’m adding it to  Best Posts About Helping Students Develop Their Capacity For Self-Control.

What ‘Go to Your Room’ Teaches Kids About Dealing With Emotions is from The Atlantic. I’m adding it to The Best Posts, Articles & Videos Explaining Why Punishment Is Often Not The Best Classroom Strategy.

Visualizing Specific Impacts of Climate Change Could Change Behavior is from Scientific American. I’m adding it to Best Posts On Helping Students “Visualize Success”