The Latest Social-Emotional Learning Resources
The Latest Social-Emotional Learning Resources
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, August 06, 2019 by Andilynn Feddeler

As classrooms become more diverse, it is increasingly important that teachers and parents nurture perceptive, caring, and globally minded students. With lessons in self-awareness, problem solving to deal with setbacks, interpersonal skills, and practicing mindfulness, the following resources develop social-emotional learning skills that are necessary for our changing world. 

  • The Caring Child: Raising Empathetic and Emotionally Intelligent Children. Presented in an easy-to-read, conversational style, this book uses a combination of evidence-based strategies, real-world examples, and role-playing scenarios to provide parents and educators with the tools needed to develop healthy empathy and emotional intelligence in their children. 

  • Teaching Tenacity, Resilience, and a Drive for Excellence. By teaching students to be aware of how their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors affect their pursuit of excellence, teachers can cultivate important psychosocial skills in their students with the lessons and resources in this book.

  • Mindfulness in the Classroom offers teachers and students a guide for the journey back to the heart of teaching and learning. The book introduces eight mindful principles that support social and emotional learning for teachers and students in today’s schools, leading to increased empathy, kindness, self-awareness, integrity, self-control, and honesty. 

  • Creating Strong Kids Through Writing is the perfect resource for teachers seeking quick, ready-to-use writing lessons that encourage social and emotional growth, personal development, introspection, and innovative thinking in students grades 4–8. 

  • Nothing You Can’t Do!: The Secret Power of Growth Mindsets. By discovering the secrets included in this illustrated, funny, and interactive book, students in grades 3–6 will learn how to develop a growth mindset, where they look at life through a more optimistic lens, learn how to handle mistakes in a positive way, and find all of the possibilities in themselves.

  • Wholehearted Teaching of Gifted Young Women explores the important role school communities play in supporting the social and emotional needs of high-achieving young women. Framed with personal stories and filled with practical suggestions, this book offers strategies for teachers, counselors, parents, and high-achieving young women as they navigate the precipice of youth and everything after.

  • Teaching Empathy: Strategies for Building Emotional Intelligence in Today’s Students (coming soon) is the perfect resource to nurture perceptive, caring, diverse, and globally minded students. The book guides teachers to create and maintain an environment of empathy and understanding for 21st-century students and discusses cognitive, emotional, and compassionate empathy, as well as emotional intelligence.