My mid-year “Best” list posts continue…
I publish a regular series called SEL Weekly Update, and I thought it would useful to readers and to me to review them and highlight the ones I think are the best of the year.
You might also be interested in “Best” Lists Of The Week: Social Emotional Learning Resources. All my “Best” lists related to SEL, including previous editions of this Best list, can be found there.
Here are my choices from the past six months:
THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN “RITUALS” & “ROUTINES” IN THE CLASSROOM, & WHY WE NEED BOTH
THIS MAY SOUND A LITTLE OFF THE BEATEN TRACK, BUT I REALLY LIKE THIS SERIES OF LESSONS ABOUT MANTRAS & WANT TO TRY IT NEXT YEAR
I HAVE TRIED TO HELP STUDENTS FACING CHALLENGES WITH THIS GOAL SHEET & HAVE HAD A LITTLE SUCCESS
I LIKE THE IDEA IN THIS NEW EDUTOPIA VIDEO: “60-SECOND STRATEGY: DAILY INTENTIONS”
THE BEST RESOURCES EXPLORING THE USE OF PRAISE IN THE CLASSROOM
INTRIGUING RESEARCH SUGGESTS RELATIVELY SIMPLE EXERCISE WITH TEACHERS MIGHT REDUCE STUDENT SUSPENSIONS
INTERESTING PERSPECTIVE ON WHAT IT TAKES TO GET INTO “FLOW”
I’m adding this video to Best Posts On “Motivating” Students:
Extrinsische vs. intrinsische Motivation… pic.twitter.com/6fcqNn0THp
— Frank H. Baumann-Habersack (@FrankBauHa) May 6, 2022
Pride in our students, pride in ourselves: What you need to know to be an LGBTQ+ ally is from Teach Learn Grow. I’m adding it to THE BEST WAYS TO SUPPORT LGBTQ STUDENTS.
In ‘social-emotional learning,’ right sees more critical race theory is from The Washington Post.
How School Leaders Can Respond to Pushback Over Social-Emotional Learning is from Ed Week.
How Valuable Is Enthusiasm? is an interview with Angela Duckworth.
The Best Leaders Have a Contagious Positive Energy is from The Harvard Business Review. I’m adding it to A BEGINNING LIST OF THE BEST RESOURCES ON LEARNING ABOUT LEADERSHIP – SHARE YOUR OWN.
How to help bereaved children understand grief is from Winston’s Wish. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Helping Students Deal With Grief.
Study Finds That Restorative Practices Can Help Bridge Racial Disparities in Schools is from West Ed. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Restorative Practices – Help Me Find More.
Teacher Mindsets Help Explain Where a Growth-Mindset Intervention Does and Doesn’t Work is from Psychological Science. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset”
The Many Benefits of Strengths-Based IEPs is from Edutopia. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Looking At Our Students Through The Lens Of Assets & Not Deficits.
My Child’s Teacher Keeps Using the Wrong Pronouns for My Child is from Slate. I’m adding it to THE BEST WAYS TO SUPPORT LGBTQ STUDENTS.
The Ultimate Guide for high-schoolers (and anyone else) on fighting procrastination is from Medium. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Teaching Students About The Dangers Of Procrastination.
What Feeling Poor Does To Your IQ is from PsyBlog. You might also be interested in A LOOK BACK: “HOW INCOME AFFECTS THE BRAIN” & WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT. I’m adding it to The Best Resources Showing Social Emotional Learning Isn’t Enough.
Suicide Is Rising Among Younger Students. Here’s How Schools Can Prevent Tragedy is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources Helping Educators Learn About Suicide & Warning Signs.
PREPARING SCHOOLS TO MEET THE NEEDS OF STUDENTS COPING WITH TRAUMA AND TOXIC STRESS is from Ed Research For Recovery. I’m adding it to The Best Ways For Responding To Student Trauma – Help Me Find More.
Interrupting the Weaponization of Trauma-Informed Practice: “… Who Were You Really Doing the ‘Saving’ for?” is an important new paper. It’s behind a paywall at that link, but here’s a free version. I’m adding it to the same list.