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December 8, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Social Emotional Learning Resources Of 2017

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 The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources.

I’ll be adding this list to All 2017 “Best” Lists – In One Place!

You might also be interested in A Collection Of My Best Resources On Student Motivation and My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2017 – Part Two.

Here are my choices:

Q & A Collections: Student Motivation & Social Emotional Learning is the headline of one of my Education Week Teacher columns.It brings together links to all the columns on Student Motivation & Social Emotional Learning from the past six years!

New Study Suggests That Motivation & Growth Mindset Are Most Important Factors For Student Success

Yet Another Study Documents The Long-Term Harm Of Short-Term Extrinsic Motivation

Extrinsic Motivation Strikes Out Again

New Study Finds Students Less Motivated In School The More They Think Wealth & Income Inequality Is Stacked Against Them

Using The “Curiosity Gap” To Enhance Student Motivation

Intriguing Research On How To Increase Intrinsic Motivation

Here’s A Great Motivating Question For Students To Consider…

A Look Back: Video – “10 Strategies to Help Students Develop Intrinsic Motivation to Write”

All Teachers Could Benefit From Watching New PBS NewsHour Segment On Motivation

Michelle Obama Just Explained How to Be Successful in 6 Short Words is from Inc (“Focus on what you can control.”). I’m adding it to Best Posts On Students Setting Goals.

The Importance of Academic Courage is by Ron Berger. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Importance Of “Grit”

Forget The 10,000-Hour Rule; Edison, Bezos, & Zuckerberg Follow The 10,000-Experiment Rule appeared in Medium. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The 10,000 Hour Rule & Deliberate Practice.

This Is The ‘Harry Potter’ Synopsis Publishers Rejected Over 20 Years Ago is from The Huff Post. I’m adding it to The Best Posts, Articles & Videos About Learning From Mistakes & Failures.

Using SEL to Challenge ‘Systems of Oppression’ is the headline of one of my latest Education Week Teacher columns.

Three Specific Actions I’m Taking This Year To Support Student Academic & SEL Development

Sesame Street launches tools to help children who experience trauma, from hurricanes to violence at home is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Ways For Responding To Student Trauma – Help Me Find More.

Infants Can Learn the Value of Perseverance by Watching Adults is from The Atlantic, and it seems to me it’s a reasonable extrapolation that our students can learn the same when we make mistakes and model learning from them. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Importance Of “Grit”

The Best Resources On Developing A Sense Of Community In The Classroom

The Best Ways To Talk With Someone Who Disagrees With You

The Best Resources For Learning About “Nudges” In Schools

The Best Resources On Social Capital In Schools

All My BAM! Radio Shows About Social Emotional Learning

The Best Resources On Helping Students Make Good Decisions

How children’s self-control has changed in the past 50 years is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to Best Posts About Helping Students Develop Their Capacity For Self-Control.

Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Social-Emotional Learning is from Ed Week.

A new study finds that students who experienced Social Emotional skills training were more likely to vote than others. Read about it in Researchers Accidentally Found One Way to Help Kids Grow Up to Be Voters.

A different new study found other positive results:

Comparing students who participated in SEL programs to those who didn’t, the results showed significant benefits that persisted from one to nearly four years afterward.

How Ending Behavior Rewards Helped One School Focus on Student Motivation and Character is from MindShift. I’m adding it to  Best Posts On “Motivating” Students.

This is a list of excellent suggestions on how to promote metacognition in students. I’m adding it to Best Posts On Metacognition.

How to Work with a Bad Listener is from The Harvard Business Review. I’m adding it to The Best Ideas To Help Students Become Better Listeners — Contribute More.

Building a Modern Marshmallow Test: New Ways to Measure Social-Emotional Learning is from Ed Week.

Social and Emotional Learning for English Learners is from New America.

CARRY ON MY SON: THE SIGNAL AND THE NOISE IN COACHING is a post from Doug Lemov. It’s definitely worth reading his commentary on this great video clip. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Use Stephen Curry & The Warriors For Teaching Social Emotional Learning Skills.

Study’s Conclusion Is Not As Useless As It Sounds: Low-Income Adolescents Are Less Likely To Attend College

Understanding these three principles will help you develop true intrinsic motivation is from Quartz and is an interview with pioneer researchers in the field. I’m adding it to Best Posts On “Motivating” Students.

How the Golden State Warriors Can Help Explain Social-Emotional Learning is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Use Stephen Curry & The Warriors For Teaching Social Emotional Learning Skills.

No, No, No! Do Not Grade SEL Skills!

Forget Grit. Focus on Inequality. appeared in Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About “Grit.”

10 Incredible Lessons We Learned From Michael Phelps on Grit and Perseverance is a very accessible article that could easily be used with students, along with a simple writing prompt. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Importance Of “Grit”

When an Argument Gets Too Heated, Here’s What to Say is from The Harvard Business Review.

UNVEILING THE MYSTERY OF METACOGNITION is from Research Schools Network. I’m adding it to Best Posts On Metacognition.

New Research Suggests That “Community Trust” Enhances Self-Control & Long-Term Thinking

Encouraging Social and Emotional Learning In the Context of New Accountability is a new report from The Learning Policy Institute. I’m adding it to The Best Summaries/Reviews Of Research On Social Emotional Learning – Let Me Know What I’ve Missed and to The Best Resources For Understanding The Every Student Succeeds Act.

Four Teaching Moves That Promote A Growth Mindset In All Readers is from MindShift. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset.”

New Report Connecting SEL To Standards Should Be On “Must-Read” List For Most Educators

 

I’m adding this new video from Jo Boaler to The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset”:

A Look Back: “Here’s A Narrated Version Of My Slide Deck On SEL & The Common Core”

Seven Facts on Noncognitive Skills from Education to the Labor Market looks very interesting. It’s from The Hamilton Project. I’m adding it to The Best Info On Skills Employers Are Looking For In Job-Seekers.

When Practice Does Make Perfect is by Dan Willingham. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The 10,000 Hour Rule & Deliberate Practice.

Here’s a brand-new short video of Daniel Pink discussing motivation in the context of schools. It comes from the great Brainwaves video series.

I’m also including a video that Brainwaves did with me where I share some specific strategies teachers can use to promote intrinsic motivation among students.

I’m adding this info to Best Posts On “Motivating” Students.

You might also interested in this Edutopia excerpt from one of my books. It’s been shared 41,000 times: Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves

November 17, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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SEL Weekly Update

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:

Rude awakening: Witnessing morning incivility darkens your experience of the whole day is from Research Digest. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Deal With Rudeness In Class.

Social and Emotional Learning and Traditionally Underserved Populations is a report from The American Youth Policy Forum.

The Power of Being Seen is from Edutopia.

Should noncognitive measures be used for teacher accountability? is from Brookings.

Principals Like Social-Emotional Learning. Here’s Why Schools Struggle With It is from Ed Week.

Resources for Responding to Trauma and Tragedy is from Edutopia. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Talking With Children About Tragedies.

This tweet leads to a very dense academic paper, but is conclusions are very useful to teachers. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Helping To Build Empathy In The Classroom – Help Me Find More:

November 1, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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SEL Weekly Update

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:

The Importance of Academic Courage is by Ron Berger. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Importance Of “Grit”

Mindfulness Training for Teens Fails Important Test is from Scientific American. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Mindfulness In The Classroom.

Forget The 10,000-Hour Rule; Edison, Bezos, & Zuckerberg Follow The 10,000-Experiment Rule appeared in Medium. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The 10,000 Hour Rule & Deliberative Practice.

Learning How Bullying Happens In Order To Prevent It is from NPR. I’m adding it to A Very, Very Beginning List Of The Best Resources On Bullying — Please Suggest More.

This Is The ‘Harry Potter’ Synopsis Publishers Rejected Over 20 Years Ago is from The Huff Post. I’m adding it to The Best Posts, Articles & Videos About Learning From Mistakes & Failures.

Long-term states of mind can affect short-term financial decisions is a summary of a new study. Here’s an excerpt:

self-assessments about being “savers” or “spenders” do “a phenomenally good job of separating those who save from those who don’t,” says Jonathan Parker, the MIT economist who authored the study. “It’s a question about impatience. Are you someone who is impatient? If you get ‘yes’ for that answer, those are the spenders.”

I wonder if there’s a connection her to students – the more we encourage them to see themselves as capable of exceptional work, I wonder if that would also result in increased self-control?

I’m adding these next two links to The Best Resources For Helping Students (& The Rest Of Us) Learn The Concept Of Not Blaming Others:

The Most Important Four Words a Leader Can Say is by Daniel Coyle.

October 8, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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SEL Weekly Update

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:

Sesame Street has created bilingual resources to assist children recovering from trauma. Here are some reports on it (I’m adding them to The Best Ways For Responding To Student Trauma – Help Me Find More):

Sesame Street launches tools to help children who experience trauma, from hurricanes to violence at home is from The Washington Post.

No State Will Measure Social-Emotional Learning Under ESSA. Will That Slow Its Momentum? is from Ed Week.

Here’s another example of the dangers of extrinsic rewards: Financial awards can actually discourage whistleblowers from reporting fraud, study says. I’m adding it to Best Posts On “Motivating” Students.

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Resources On Helping To Build Empathy In The Classroom – Help Me Find More:

September 24, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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SEL Weekly Update

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:

Infants Can Learn the Value of Perseverance by Watching Adults is from The Atlantic, and it seems to me it’s a reasonable extrapolation that our students can learn the same when we make mistakes and model learning from them. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Importance Of “Grit”

How children’s self-control has changed in the past 50 years is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to Best Posts About Helping Students Develop Their Capacity For Self-Control.

Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Social-Emotional Learning is from Ed Week.

The Mindful Student is from The Behavioral Scientist. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Mindfulness In The Classroom.

Stanford’s Carol Dweck wins new $3.8 million prize for education research is from The San Francisco Chronicle.

National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development, a project of the Aspen Institute, came out with a report on SEL which educators should be aware of but, speaking frankly, I’m not sure if people already familiar with SEL are going to get anything out of it. You can read an article about the project at Ed Week.

LISTEN: Growth mindset, cognitive load and the role of research in your classroom – Dylan Wiliam offers his thoughts is from TES. In it, he repeats a comment I’ve previously quoted many times:

“I have often said, what is interesting is not what works in education, but under what circumstances does it work.”

I’m adding this video clip to The Best Resources For Learning About The Importance Of “Grit”:

September 10, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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SEL Weekly Update

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:

A new study finds that students who experienced Social Emotional skills training were more likely to vote than others. Read about it in Researchers Accidentally Found One Way to Help Kids Grow Up to Be Voters.

A different new study found other positive results:

Comparing students who participated in SEL programs to those who didn’t, the results showed significant benefits that persisted from one to nearly four years afterward.

Houston Students Are Heading Back — What They Find Could Change Schools Nationwide is from NPR. I’m adding it to The Best Ways For Responding To Student Trauma – Help Me Find More.

What If Students Have More Confidence in Growth Mindsets Than Their Teachers? is from Ed Surge. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset.”

 

August 31, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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SEL Weekly Update

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:

How Ending Behavior Rewards Helped One School Focus on Student Motivation and Character is from MindShift. I’m adding it to  Best Posts On “Motivating” Students.

This is a list of excellent suggestions on how to promote metacognition in students. I’m adding it to Best Posts On Metacognition.

How to Work with a Bad Listener is from The Harvard Business Review. I’m adding it to The Best Ideas To Help Students Become Better Listeners — Contribute More.

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Resources On Students Having A “Purpose For Learning”:

August 11, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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SEL Weekly Update

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:

Building a Modern Marshmallow Test: New Ways to Measure Social-Emotional Learning is from Ed Week.

Social and Emotional Learning for English Learners is from New America.

Preventing Bullying is a new interactive from the National Academy of Sciences. I’m adding it to A Very, Very Beginning List Of The Best Resources On Bullying — Please Suggest More.

How a School Ditched Awards and Assemblies to Refocus on Kids and Learning is from MindShift. I’m adding it to Best Posts On “Motivating” Students.

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