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.


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

Here are this week’s picks:

Why Mindfulness And Trauma-Informed Teaching Don’t Always Go Together is from KQED. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Mindfulness In The Classroom.

Outside factors may help children develop internal control is from Science Daily. I’m adding it to Best Posts About Helping Students Develop Their Capacity For Self-Control.

Social-Emotional Learning or ‘White Supremacy with a Hug’? Yale Official’s Departure Sparks a Racial Reckoning is from The 74.


How Warriors’ James Wiseman is leaving LaMelo hype, rookie setbacks behind him is from The San Francisco Chronicle. How it begins caught my eye:

At least once a day, Warriors center James Wiseman sits in his room as he stares at a notebook with words and images that represent his goals: All-Star. Defensive Player of the Year. NBA champion. MVP. Hall of Famer.

For about 10 minutes, Wiseman imagines his fully realized self, a process of visualization he started a couple of months ago. He’d read that Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan considered it a driving force behind their greatness. Wiseman, who was struggling with the speed and physicality of NBA games, wanted to be an all-time great. He was 19. He had a plan.

“If you look at something every day, you can actually manifest it,” Wiseman said. “You just look at it every day, and that gives you motivation to keep moving toward that certain objective.”

I’m adding it to Best Posts On Helping Students “Visualize Success”


Research: A Little Recognition Can Provide a Big Morale Boost is from The Harvard Business Review. I’m adding it to Best Posts On “Motivating” Students.  The HBR article relates to writing very short, private letters to employees.  Here are some of my previous posts on how I’ve written letters to my students:

Writing Letters To Students Redux

Responding To Student Letters From The First Day Of School

My Post-Thanksgiving Letters To Students