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Creating Healthy Classrooms that Encourage Learning

Resilient classrooms

This guide, developed by experts in child development and school psychology, presents educators with classroom-based strategies for supporting student’s psychological …

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Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies

The Power of Peers

This volume, edited by Dr. Karen Harris, Professor of Special Education at Arizona State University, and Dr. Lynn Meltzer, Professor …

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Evidence-Based Strategies for Improving Student’s Social Skills

Promoting Social Skills in the Inclusive Classroom

Full of practical, hands-on strategies, this book provides educators with the tools they need to help improve the social skills …

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Teaching Mindfulness Strategies to Children and Adolescents

Teaching Mindfulness

This volume, edited by Dr. Christopher Willard, from Lesley University and Harvard Medical School and Dr. Amy Saltzman, a holistic …

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A children’s book about friendship and forgiveness: Our Friendship Rules

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Our Friendship Rules, written by Peggy Moss, is a story about Alexandra, who betrays her best friend, Jenny, in …

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A picture book for children PreK- 2 about feeling angry, and constructive ways to deal with their anger: When I Feel Angry

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When I Feel Angry, written by Cornelia Spelman for children PreK- 2, features a young rabbit who feels angry …

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A picture book to inspire elementary schoolchildren to take action when they witness bullying

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Say Something tells the story of a young girl who sees kids being bullied in her school, and comes to …

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A children’s book that teaches anger management using muscle relaxation: Angry Octopus

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The Angry Octopus is a fun children’s book that tells the story of a sea child helping an angry octopus …

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A children’s book on finding joy not in perfection… but in “ish”

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Ish is a beautifully illustrated story of Ramon, who used to find joy in drawing “anytime, anything, anywhere” with abandon, …

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A book about using restorative practices in classrooms: Better Than Carrots or Sticks

Better Than Carrots or Sticks

Better Than Carrots or Sticks, written by educators Dominique Smith, Douglas Fisher, and Nancy Frey, advocates for the use of …

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A children’s book about the school-day challenges of an immigrant child: From Far Away

from far away

From Far Away is a children’s book by Canadian author, Robert Munsch, based on the real life experiences of Saoussan, …

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20 Children’s Books about Diversity and Body Positivity

This blog post by Jes Baker (aka the Militant Baker), a noted public speaker and body positivity activist, provides a …

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Online resource for coordinators and educators on considerations for early childhood education regarding refugee and immigrant students

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Diversity and difference in early childhood education: Issues for theory and practice, written by Kerry H. Robinson and Criss …

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Acknowledging educational needs of students in times of crisis and disaster: A book of essays

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Even in chaos: Education in times of emergency, written by Kevin M. D. Cahill and Miguel H. E. D’Escoto …

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Online resource for coordinators and educators on early childhood education for refugee and immigrant students

Promising practices of early childhood education for immigrant and refugee children of British Columbia, developed by the Affiliation of …

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A resource on creating supportive school environments for refugee students

Life after war: Education as a healing process for refugee and war-affected children, written by Tony Tavares and Isle …

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Teaching young children the difference between bullying and teasing: A storybook

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Tease Monster, written by Julia Cook and illustrated by Anita Du Falla (2013), is a storybook targeted for children …

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Teaching children about transgender students: A novel

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George, written by Alex Gino (2015), is a book for middle school children that focuses on the main character, …

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Supporting refugee children in schools: A reference guide

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Supporting refugee children: Strategies for educators, written by Jan Stewart (2011), Associate professor in the Faculty of Education at …

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Teaching young children to not tattle on others: A storybook

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A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue, written by Julia Cook and illustrated by Anita Du Falla, is a storybook …

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Teaching children respect for other’s personal space: A storybook

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Published in 2007 and written by Julia Cook and illustrated by Carrie Hartman, Personal Space Camp teaches young children about …

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Teaching young children to wait their turn before speaking: A storybook

mouth is volcano

My Mouth is a Volcano, written by Julia Cook and illustrated by Carrie Hartman, is a storybook targeted for …

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Classroom Strategies for Fostering Self-Regulated Learning in Students in Pre-K to Grade 6

calm, alert

In his 2012 book, Dr. Stuart Shanker, a leading Canadian scholar on self-regulation, offers a range of classroom strategies that …

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Filling buckets: Children’s books for teaching kindness

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Carol McCloud, a former early childhood educator, is the author of several children’s books aimed at teaching kindness toward others. …

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How do we help students with behavioral challenges?

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In Dr. Ross Greene’s 2014 book Lost at School, he continues to develop his model, Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS), …

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Techniques for building emotional intelligence

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Building Emotional Intelligence: Techniques to Cultivate Inner Strength in Children, written by Linda Lantieri and Daniel Goleman in 2008, …

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Helping behaviourally challenging students

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Dr. Ross Green’s 2016 book, Lost and Found – Helping Behaviourally Challenging Students, is a comprehensive overview of the Collaborative …

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How do you handle explosive kids?

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In their 2006 book, Treating Explosive Kids: The Collaborative Problem-Solving (CPS) Approach, Dr. Ross Greene and Dr. Stuart Ablon describe …

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A children’s book about the ripples of being kind, and unkind

each kindness

Each Kindness, written by Jacqueline Woodson, is a story about a girl named Chloe who reacts unkindly when a new …

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Children’s book about how first impressions could be misleading, even for ‘sworn enemies’!

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Enemy Pie, written by Derek Munson, is about a boy who is having trouble with a new neighbor, Jeremy Ross, …

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A children’s book about how hard being kind can sometimes be

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Those Shoes, written by Maribeth Boelts, is a story about Jeremy, who really wants a pair of “cool shoes” like …

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Self-help guides for kids to overcoming difficult emotions

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The What to Do When … book series, written by Dawn Huebner, provides children and their parents with easy-to-read information …

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Building a feelings vocabulary for toddlers

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The “Feeling for Little Children” Series, written by Elizabeth Crary & Shari Steelsmith, teaches toddlers about feelings using song and …

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Teaching children social problem solving using choose-your-ending books

Children’s Problem Solving series

The “Children’s Problem Solving” series, written by Elizabeth Crary, is designed to teach preschool and early elementary school children problem-solving …

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Choose-your-ending books about feelings

dealing with feelings

The “Dealing with Feelings” series, written by Elizabeth Crary, is about feelings (and the situations that provoke them) that many …

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A picture book that teaches about friendship and social aggression, using colors and numbers

Two

“Two”, written by award winning author Kathryn Otoshi, is a beautifully simple, character-building children’s picture book about friendship, letting-go, self-discovery …

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A book for cultivating mindfulness in children

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The Mindful Child, written by Susan Kaiser Greenland, provides adults with practical, easy-to-follow techniques and tools for teaching children …

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Using colors and numbers to teach kids to stand up for themselves and others: A picture book

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A simply and beautifully illustrated children’s picture book, “One” is a story about bullying that teaches children to stand up …

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Teaching perspective-taking through the eyes of an ant: A child’s picture book

hey little ant

A charming, brightly illustrated children’s picture book, authored by Phillip M. Hoose & Hannah Hoose and illustrated by Debbie Tilley …

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Tools to Create an Atmosphere of Non-Violence at Home and School

Manual on Nonviolence

This book aims to create an atmosphere at home and school in which children and adults can gain skills to …

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A Story Book on the Meaning of Mindfulness

Mindful Monkey

In this 2011, illustrated book, children explore the meaning of mindfulness and achieving “true happiness” by bringing all of your …

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Mindfulness Exercises for Parents and Their Children

Sitting like a frog

This 2013 book introduces the basics of mindfulness to children and acts as a guide to cultivating a presence of …

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A How-To Manual of Mindfulness Practices for Teens

Mindful Teen

This 2015 guide to mindfulness-based techniques can help teens learn to stay calm in stressful situations such as taking a …

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Transform Anger into Connections Through Non-violent Communication

what's making you angry

This 2005 booklet offers the reader an approach to anger management called Non-Violent Communication™ (NVC). It outlines a process of …

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The “Golden Rule” for Emotionally Intelligent Parenting

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This 1999 book offers a new “Golden Rule” for Emotionally Intelligent Parenting, and shows how parents can live by it: …

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A Guide to Emotion Coaching for Parents

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Published in 1998, this book serves as a guide to teaching children to understand and regulate their emotional world, with …

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Using Anger Positively to Meet Needs

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Published in 2005, this book aims to challenge the reader that anger can be used positively, outlining four key truths: …

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Classroom Management for Canadian Educators

classroom management

Written by Levin, Nolan, Kerr, Elliot, and Bajovic, the Fourth Canadian Edition of this book provides a theoretically-based, practical system …

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Implement both Cooperation and Competition in the Classroom

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Published originally in 1987, this book outlines how different goal structures – competitive, individualistic, and cooperative – can be integrated …

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Helping Young People Learn Self-Regulation

helping young people

Published in 2008, this book is designed to address children’s anger problems, academic performance challenges, and anxieties, as well as …

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A Collaborative System for School Improvement

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Published in 2011, this book aims to simplify the complexity of school improvement efforts to help schools create a positive …

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Activities, Discussions, and Assignments for Middle School Emotional Literacy

emotional literacy

Published in 2004, this book outlines a 6-step program that engages the intellectual, emotional, and social framework of the individual …

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Games, Role-Plays, and Worksheets for Teaching Empathy

Teaching Children Empathy

Published in 2007, this book provides teachers, counselors, school social workers, psychologists, and other professional caregivers with a variety of …

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A Morning Routine to Foster Community

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Published in 2002, this book describes the Morning Meeting, a daily routine designed for use at the beginning of the …

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Teach Students Connections Between Behaviours and Consequences

social-behavior

Published in 2010, this book outlines the concept of Social Behaviour Mapping (SBM), which teaches students how their “expected” versus …

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Strategies for Students to Foster Friendships

making friends

Published in 1991, this book aims includes ideas and strategies for fostering positive relationships, with the primary message that if …

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Exercises to Enhance Relationships and Reduce Conflict

life enriching

Published in 2003, this book describes the process of life-enriching education, with a goal of educating this and future generations …

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Developing Multiple Intelligences to Create Civic-Minded Students

eqiq

Published in 2003, this book suggests that combining emotional intelligence (EQ) with academic intelligence (IQ) is essential for developing knowledgeable, …

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Working through Scenarios and Illustrations to Develop Empathy, Trust, and Respect

Published in 1996, this book emphasizes the necessity of imparting caring attitudes and teaching caring skills to children. Included are …

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TRIBES: A Process to Develop Communities and Collaboration in Schools

tribes

Published in 2007, this book outlines the why, what, and how of using the process of Tribes Learning Communities® …

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Equipping Students with Friendship-building Skills

nobody likes me

Published in 2005, this book is a resource designed for parents and teachers of children aged 4-15 to resolve problems …

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Activities to Recognize, Control and Utilize Anger

volcano

Published in 1996, this resource book for teachers, parents, and caregivers is about living successfully, non-violently, without fear and with …

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A Resource for Educators to Develop Empathic Intelligence

empathic intelligence

Published in 2005, this book aims to provide new and experienced teachers, leaders, and others with influencing conceptual frameworks to …

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Using Interactive Theatre Techniques to Enhance Communication

theatre

Published in 1998, this book is a collection of interactive theatre techniques designed to give educators, community workers, youth and …

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An Exploration of Cultural Diversity through Art

we are all related

Published in 1996, this book is a collection of art accompanied by written commentary, created by a Canadian, cross-cultural group …

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Practical Strategies and Techniques for Behaviour Management

buggers

Published in 2010, Getting the Buggers to Behave provides practical ideas and equips teachers with realistic strategies for classroom management …

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A Youth-Specific Assertiveness Model

safe teen

Safeteen is an assertiveness training program designed to promote youth empowerment and safety in schools. Published in 2001, this book …

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Inspiring Teens to Persevere

Courage+To+Change

Published in 2001, this book is a compilation of stories and poems written by youth who speak honestly about the …

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Empowering teen leaders in bully prevention

bully busters

This book, published in 2012, outlines the Bully Busters Program for High School, a schoolwide program that focuses on empowering …

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A comprehensive, school-based approach to bullying prevention and intervention

anti-bullying

The Anti-Bullying Handbook, written by Dr. Keith Sullivan in New Zealand, provides a comprehensive overview of the key issues …

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How teachers can support moral development in their classrooms

nice is not enough

Nice is Not Enough, written by Larry Nucci, provides an in-depth understanding of moral development from the early elementary …

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A curriculum for teaching non-violence to children

compassionate classroom

The Compassionate Classroom, written by Sura Hart and Victoria Kindle Hodson, provides a curriculum and tools for teaching nonviolent …

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Beyond Blaming: A book of tools for students to help them resolve conflict

no fault

The no-fault classroom, written by Sura Hart and Victoria Kindle Hodson, provides a curriculum and tools that help students …

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Comparing different approaches to addressing cases of bullying

bullying-interventions-in-schools

Bullying Interventions in Schools, authored by Dr. Ken Rigby, a renowned scholar in school bullying, is an examination of …

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Considering the viewpoints of bullies and victims in addressing the problem: The Method of Shared Concern

the-method-of-shared-concern

Authored by Dr. Ken Rigby in Australia, an internationally recognized scholar on school bullying, this book offers an in-depth understanding …

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A book for understanding and addressing bullying in schools

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Bullying Prevention and Intervention, authored by Swearer, Espelage, and Napolitano, offers research-based information and practical strategies for dealing with …

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A useful book on implementing SEL in grades K to 12

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Social and Emotional Learning in the Classroom, authored by K.W. Merrell and B.A. Gueldner, offers comprehensive yet practical information …