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Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Beyond classroom management or bullying prevention, social-emotional learning is about creating a classroom or school environment where everyone thrives. In these classrooms, the focus is on students’ emotional well-being, conflicts are seen as teachable moments, and collaboration is the name of the game.
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A Collection By Shannon Hart
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Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
  • Shannon Hart says:
    Teachnology has some great resources for students to incorporate conflict management into their everyday lives. This resource includes videos, lesson plans, and activities that students can engage in with their peers.
  • edweek.org
    edweek.org

    Social-Emotional Learning Pays Off

    10 minute read
    Shannon Hart says:
    This is a short article that reports on research recently conducted that connects the economic benefits of teaching social emotional learning (and using specific programs) and the outcomes they produce in terms of improved academic performance. This is a great little article to give to parents or your principle to explain why you are interested in devoting time and attention to SEL in your classroom or school!
  • Shannon Hart says:
    This site includes eight videos (including transcripts) on various elements of integrating social emotional learning at the elementary school, both at the classroom level and school-wide. The videos are short, ranging from 4-10 minutes long.
  • Shannon Hart says:
    This video reviews the 5 core competencies for social emotional learning and explains what each is and why teaching social emotional skills are critically important for school and workplace readiness in the 21st century.
  • Shannon Hart says:
    New teachers have a lot on their plates and, often, feel like just staying one lesson ahead of the students is the best they can do! This site is designed for new teachers and helps to explain what SEL is, why it is important to integrate SEL into our classrooms and school communities, and how to do that in the most practical and do-able ways. There are lesson plans and teacher tips, as well as videos.
  • Shannon Hart says:
    This website contains a number of resources for teachers of young children (infants and pre-school) that focus on building social emotional skills, including scripted stories, book lists, and lesson plans (in English and Spanish), as well as resources for parents and families. The resources are in pdf or powerpoint
  • greatergood.berkeley.edu
    greatergood.berkeley.edu

    How to Integrate Social-Emotional Learning into Common Core

    10 minute read
    Shannon Hart says:
    Can we focus on social-emotional learning and still teach the Common Core? This article says YES! What’s more, the author describes the ways in which the Common Core Standards actually require attention to SEL and ways that teachers can deliberately integrate SEL into their lessons while meeting specific standards.
  • Shannon Hart says:
    Here you will find resources about the whys and how-tos of social emotional learning (SEL). Included here are articles with the latest research on the topic, videos of classrooms where SEL is being done, and teaching suggestions for how to implement SEL in your classroom or school-wide. The information here is relevant whether you teach at the elementary or secondary level.
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