The Latest Social-Emotional Learning Resources
The Latest Social-Emotional Learning Resources
PUBLISHED: Thursday, April 02, 2020 by Andilynn Feddeler

In times of uncertainty and constant adaptation, 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. Many of the classroom resources listed feature short, easy-to-complete lessons that can be adapted for virtual learning or at-home use.

  • 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 learning to be aware of how their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors affect their pursuit of excellence, students can build important psychosocial skills through the lessons 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 provides quick, ready-to-use writing lessons that encourage social and emotional growth, personal development, introspection, and innovative thinking in students grades 4–8.

  • Creating Kind and Compassionate Kids: Classroom Activities to Enhance Self-Awareness, Empathy, and Personal Growth in Grades 3–6 offers lessons and activities that promote problem solving and social-emotional learning, allowing students in grades 3–6 to become more aware of themselves and others who share their world. Each lesson can be adapted for home use and encourages students to think creatively and critically.
  • 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 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.