SEL Resources

Promoting social and emotional learning has become a major focus in schools and youth-serving organizations. Research continues to document the value of such training for both academic and life success.  The Resource Finder provides a variety of resources to help you learn about SEL, apply teaching methods and asses your efforts.  Jump to the resources.

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Schools have primarily focused on academic learning, but over the past few decades, a growing body of research has shown how efforts to foster social and emotional learning (SEL) in children and youth can make a real difference in children’s lives, both now and in the long term. LEARN about what SEL is, why it is important, and the evidence that supports the promotion of social and emotional competence in children and youth.

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How do you foster SEL in children and youth?  In this section of the site, we provide links to a broad range of programs, curricula, lesson plans, activities, books, videos and other resources for promoting social and emotional competencies in children and youth.

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How do you evaluate the success of your efforts to foster SEL? In this section of the site, we focus on the importance of “evidence-based practices”, which involves utilizing programs, lessons and activities that have been shown to be effective as well as evaluating the effectiveness of your own efforts.

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Media’s Impact on Societal Expectations of Beauty

Beauty Is Skin Deep, is a lesson plan developed by SOGI Education (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Education) and …

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Guidebook for Adolescent Girls for Promoting Agency

A Girl’s Guide to Knowing Her Rights, developed by the YWCA Canada, is designed for adolescent girls to …

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Teaching Adolescents about the Gender Spectrum and Gender Norms in Society

Gender in Short Stories and Poetry, developed by SOGI Education (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Education), provides educators with …

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Online Lesson Plan for Increasing Awareness and Respect toward the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Community

Think B4 You Speak, developed by the Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) in the U.S.A., provides teachers …

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Lift Off: Teaching about Refugee Experiences

Lift Off, developed by Amnesty International, provides teachers with an entire curriculum as well as single lesson plans …

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Seeking Safety: Lesson Plan for Promoting Understanding of Refugees

Seeking Safety, developed by Amnesty International, provides an instructional resource for students 8-10 years old about refugee and …

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A Media Based Website: Lessons on the Syrian Refugee Crisis

I Am Syria is a non-profit, media-based website that provides resources and educational lesson plans about the Syrian Conflict. Lesson …

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An Online Game: Teaching About Refugee Migration Experiences

The Syrian Journey: Choose Your Own Escape game, developed by the British Broadcasting Channel (BBC), serves as an educational …

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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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Some tips on self-care for educators working with children with trauma

Recognizing that educators working directly with traumatized children and adolescents are vulnerable to the effects of trauma, this information sheet, …

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How schools and educators can support refugee children’s adjustment to school in North America

This section of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) website outlines several considerations for schools and educators for supporting …

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An online resource for understanding refugee trauma in children

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is a U.S. organization with a goal to improve access to care, treatment, …

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Learning How to Get Along: An Activity in Conflict Resolution

The Out on a Limb website was developed to provide educators an accessible tool for teaching children the skills they …

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A toolkit for helping refugee families build resilience towards stress

The Center for Refugee Trauma and Resilience at the Boston Children’s Hospital in the United States has developed a web-based …

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Multilingual resource sheets for parents on positive child development topics

The Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs (FRP Canada) has created a series of multilingual resource sheets for parents about …

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Learning useful phrases in Arabic and other languages

A great way to build relationships and show you care about newcomer students is to learn to speak some caring …

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A report on the core settlement needs of young newcomer children

This report was published by Childminding Monitoring, Advisory and Support (CMAS) Canada, a leading organization in supporting immigrant …

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Multi-lingual brochures for parents

These brochures were developed as part of the “New In Canada” Parenting Support Series, created by Childminding Monitoring, Advisory and …

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A report on the educational and mental health needs of Syrian Refugee Children

This report, published in Oct 2015 by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) in Washington, DC, examines the experiences of Syrian …

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A Guide for Welcoming Young Children and Their Families

This guide is published by Childminding Monitoring, Advisory and Support (CMAS) Canada, a leading organization in supporting immigrant …

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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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TED talk on the importance of providing education for refugee children

This TED talk by Melissa Fleming, Head of Communications at UN’s High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), makes the case for …

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A short video about the life of one refugee child

This short video (2 minutes, 43 seconds), created by UNICEF, introduces the plight of refugee children through the life of …

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Teaching tools for integrating refugee issues into classroom curriculum

The United Nations Refugee Agency website includes a section for teachers, providing teaching tools and resources for educators to raise …

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A Guide for Schools About Supporting Children with Refugee Experience

This resource guide was developed in March 2014 as part of the Surrey Welcoming Communities Project in British Columbia, Canada. …

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A documentary about life in the Za’atari Syrian Refugee Camp

Salam Neighbor, released in 2016 by US film production companies Living on One Dollar and 1001 MEDIA, provides a …

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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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Handbook for assessing and measuring of social skills

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Published in 2010, the Practioner’s Guide to Empirically Based Measures of Social Skills, edited by Douglas W. Nangle, David J. …

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Caring for Syrian Refugee Children

Caring for Syrian Refugee Children: A Program Guide for Welcoming Young Children and Their Families, developed by Childminding Monitoring, …

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Develop Knowledge and Skills Regarding the Mental Health of Refugees

The Refugee Mental Health Project, developed by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Ontario, Canada) aims to build the …

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Engage Immigrant and Refugee Students and Families

Strategies for Engaging Immigrant and Refugee Families, developed by Promote Prevent, a part of Education Development Center, Inc. in …

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A Guide for Teachers and Schools for Students of Refugee Backgrounds

Students from Refugee Backgrounds: A Guide for Teachers and Schools, produced by the BC Ministry of Education (British Columbia, …

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Welcoming Syrian Newcomer Students and Families to Schools

The Welcoming Syrian Students & Families Info Sheet, developed by School Mental Health-Assist (Ontario, Canada), outlines the importance of …

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Canada-based Mindfulness program for Educators

SMART Education is a 9-week, evidence-based mindfulness program for educators.

The SMART (Stress Management And Resiliency Techniques) program aims to …

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Canadian website of tools and resources for building caring communities

The Safe and Caring website offers a wide variety of evidence-based tools and resources for helping schools and communities become …

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Practical resources for teaching self-regulation in an elementary classroom

This website was created by Mrs. Durante, an elementary school teacher from Wisconsin in the United States, to share the …

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How to teach children conversational skills

This article from Edutopia offers eight simple and practical tips for helping children develop their conversational skills of speaking and …

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How one teacher developed an ethic of compassion in his high school teaching practice

In this article, Joshua Block, a U.S. public school Humanities teacher in Philadelphia, reflects on the role compassion plays in …

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Easy and practical ideas for cultivating gratitude in the classroom

A valuable article from the Greater Good website with a list of 15 gratitude activities that can be easily implemented …

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Teacher-developed resources for promoting SEL in the kindergarten classroom

This SEL resource page is part of a teacher resource website developed by the Delta School District in British Columbia, …

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Online SEL resource center for teens and their educators

The inspirED online resource center, jointly developed by Facebook and the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, provides practical SEL tools …

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Online guide to promoting SEL in out-of-school programs for youth

Preparing Youth to Thrive is an online guide of promising practices for promoting SEL in youth-serving programs. Jointly developed by …

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A free online course about Belonging for teachers

Belonging for Educators is a free, interactive online course designed for teachers of K-12 students. Part of the Mindset Kit …

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Daily practices to promote happiness and well-being

Greater Good in Action is a collaboration between University of California Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center and HopeLab, in …

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An app for building Emotional Literacy

The Mood Meter app is a tool that helps build emotional awareness and regulation. Based on the Mood Meter tool, …

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Effective online cards for parents to support children’s SEL at home

Great Schools (a US-based non-profit organization) in collaboration with Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence has developed a set of online …

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A digital platform for creating closer classroom communities

Class Dojo is an innovative way to bring teachers, students and parents closer together using a digital communication platform. This …

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Free guided mindfulness sessions for children: The Mind Yeti

The Mind Yeti website, developed by the Committee for Children, offers free guided audio sessions to help kids calm …

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Free evidence-based tool for measuring SEL in schools

Panorama is an organization dedicated to helping schools measure and improve school climate and culture, student’s social-emotional learning, teaching practices …

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A Self-Regulation Toolkit for Educators

This online toolkit is designed to help schools and educators incorporate and assess self-regulation in their daily teaching practices. Developed …

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Information and Tools for Promoting Character Development

The Character Lab website houses an online collection of tools for understanding and promoting character development, designed for use by …

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Handbook for learning about positive psychology concepts and measures

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Published in 2003, the Positive Psychological Assessment Handbook edited by Shane J. Lopez and C. R. Snyder, provides information on …

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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

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

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A Software Tool to Help Children Build Resilience and Handle Non-Academic Issues

Ripple Effects for Kids is an evidence-based tool for children to develop their resilience and the ability to handle non-academic …

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Use Self-Assessment to Inspire Learning and Reflection

This downloadable assessment toolkit, created by Dr. Lori Desautels, an assistant professor at Marian University (Wisconsin, USA), is designed to …

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Use Games to Engage Students in Learning Twenty-First-Century Skills

Institute of Play (USA) aims to utilize games to support education and as engaging systems to develop 21st-century …

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A Bullying Awareness Guidebook to Learn About and Prevent Bullying in Schools

The Accredited Schools Online Bullying Awareness Guidebook brings awareness to different types of bullying and its targets, and provides students, …

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The Developmental Assets Framework: Understand, Identify, and Track Development in Critical Areas

The Search Institute (Minnesota, USA), founded in 1958, works with organizations, schools, and community coalitions to solve critical challenges in …

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A Conversation on the Development of Intelligence Through Art

This 7-minute video presents the Development of Intelligence Through Art (DIA) Program, a program where children spend time pondering visual …

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The Critical Role of Early Child Development: An interview with Clyde Hertzman

This 2-part talk with Dr. Clyde Hertzman, former Director of UBC’s Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP), organized into a …

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Dispelling Myths About the Adolescent Brain: An Interview with Daniel Siegel

In this 14-minute video, first aired at the Dalai Lama Center’s Heart-Mind 2014 Conference, Daniel Siegel dispels myths regarding the …

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How SEL is Integral to Academics: An interview with Maurice Elias

This 6-minute video is a 2007 interview at the CASEL Forum with Maurice Elias, a psychology professor at Rutgers University …

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Daniel Goleman speaks on the Value of Educating the Whole Child

This 6-minute video of a 2007 interview at the CASEL Forum with Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence, discusses …

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Five Keys to Success in promoting Social and Emotional Learning

This 6-minute video outlines the emotional and academic benefits of social and emotional learning in schools. It introduces five key …

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Humanity’s Responsibility in “Educating the Hearts of Children” – A Talk by the Dalai Lama

This 18-minute talk was presented by the Dalai Lama at the 2014 Heart-Mind Summit organized by the Dalai Lama Center …

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Working with Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders: Resources for Parents, Children, and Youth

AnxietyBC (British Columbia, Canada), established in 1999, is a non-profit organization that works to raise awareness about anxiety and anxiety …

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PassageWorks: Engagement Resources and Workshops for Educators and Parents

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PassageWorks (Colorado, USA) is an organization whose goal is to support educators and parents in their integration of social, emotional, …

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Teaching social and emotional skills to students through active, cooperative games

Developed in the 1990s in Australia by drama teacher, Wilson McCaskill, Play Is The Way® is a whole-school approach …

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An evidence-based program to improve resiliency in adults and the young children in their care

The Reaching In Reaching Out (RIRO) Resiliency Skills Training Program is a 12-hour, evidence-based, skill-enhancement program for service providers working …

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

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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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Classroom activities to teach assertive communication, social problem solving, and stress management to adolescents

Healthy Transitions includes facilitated, interactive, classroom-based activities (five sessions) designed to improve resilience in youth by teaching them how to: …

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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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An Assessment Tool for evaluating Social and Emotional Health in Early Childhood

The “Ages and Stages” questionnaire is a survey completed by parents that can be used by early childhood educators to …

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Enhancing Self-Driven Conflict Resolution on the Playground

The Peace Path is a tool that can be used by educators to promote positive responses to conflict in the …

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A Website For Practice Mindfulness Meditation

Smiling Mind is a web and app-based program designed to provide children (7 years of age and older), adolescents, and …

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Promoting Resilience In Elementary Students With Post-Traumatic Symptoms

The Bounce Back is a research-based program designed to develop resilience in elementary students with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. …

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Building Resilience and Social-Emotional Skills in Children and adolescents

Aussie Optimism is an evidence-based program designed to build resilience and social-emotional skills in children and adolescents from 1st

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Promoting Social Skills, Emotional Regulation, and Problem Solving in K-3 students

The Classroom Dinosaur Curriculum is a research-based program designed to improve social skills, emotional regulation, and problem-solving skills in students …

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Promoting Character Development and Life Skills in K-12 students

Learning for Life K-12 Integrated Academic and Character Development is a research-based program that provides character education and life skills …

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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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A program for helping children handle stress

Developed by the Psychology Foundation of Canada, Kids Have Stress Too! (KHST!) is a primary prevention program that provides evidence-based …

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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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Mastering the role of student to become successful beyond the classroom

The Good Behavior Game is an evidence-based classroom behavior management strategy developed through the American Institute for Research with benefits …

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Helping youth live happier and healthier lives: Addressing health risk behaviors

The Michigan Model for Health, distributed by the Educational Materials Center, is a comprehensive and skills-based health education curriculum designed …

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Focusing on students’ conscious self-development for future success

The Toolbox Project, developed through Berkley Public Schools in California, is a curriculum aimed at promoting critical social competencies …

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Working with communities to improve well-being in schools

Well Ahead is an ongoing initiative of the J.W.McConnell Foundation aimed at enhancing student well-being in school communities. In its …

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Promoting student resilience and teaching social and emotional skills in children and adolescents

Strong Kids is an initiative developed at the University of Oregon as part of the Oregon Resiliency Project, aimed at …

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Exploring our Emotions: A Tool to Teach Emotional Intelligence

The Ekmans’ Atlas of Emotions is an interactive website application that teaches emotional intelligence through self guided exploration of episodic …

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An US Government Website Aimed at Identifying Strategies for Supporting Teens

Youth.gov (formerly FindYouthInfo.gov) was created by a collaboration between 19 American federal agencies that support programs and services focusing on …

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A Parent Toolkit for Academics, Health and Wellness, and Social and Emotional Development

The Parent Toolkit is a collection of resources produced by the NBC News Education Network in the United States in …

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International Programs and Workshops for Mindfulness Education

Mindfulness Without Borders is an organization consisting of a team of educators, practitioners, and professionals who are dedicated to the …

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Confronting Prejudice by Connecting Historical Events to Students’ Own Lives

Facing History and Ourselves is a nonprofit, international educational and professional development organization that works to engage students of diverse …

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Learn About Developmental Trajectories, Biological Links and Policy Research Regarding Development

The Human Early Learning Partnership (British Columbia, Canada) is a collaborative, interdisciplinary research network based out of the University of …

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Integrating SEL into Pre-Service and In-Service Teacher Education

Social & emotional learning and teacher education: What do we know and where do we go from here?, revised in …

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Use Cognitive Behavior Therapy Skills to Cope with Depression

Moodgym (Australia) is a free interactive training program developed to help young people learn cognitive behavior therapy skills for preventing …

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Daily Activities Nurture Children’s Growth from Birth

Vroom is a collection of resources developed by a group of scientists, community leaders, and trusted brands that operates with …

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Learn and Apply Information on how Interpersonal Relationships Affect Brain Development

The Mindsight Institute focuses on interpersonal neurobiology (IPNB), which is an interdisciplinary field with the goal to understand the mind …

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Develop Contemplative Communities in Higher Education Settings

The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society (Massachusetts, USA) is a non-profit organization that works to transform higher education by …

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A Network That Promotes the Integration of Traditional Scientific Methodology with Contemplative Practices

The Mind and Life Institute, established in 1987, is a non-profit organization whose goal is to build a scientific understanding …

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A Network Dedicated to Cultivating and Supporting Mindfulness in Educational Settings

Mindfulness in Education, established in 2001, is a network that sees mindfulness as a solution to stress, confusion, and …

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A Non-Profit Network Dedicated to Promoting Child Spirituality

The ChildSpirit Institute (Georgia, USA) is a non-profit network of families, researchers, teachers, health care providers, community and religious leaders, …

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A Website for Spiritually-Grounded Practices to Promote Love, Forgiveness, and Compassion

The Fetzer Institute (Michigan, USA) is an organization dedicated to improving the human condition through raising awareness of the relationship …

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A Pyramid Model for Supporting Social and Emotional Competence in Children from Birth to Age 5

The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL), developed at Vanderbilt University (Tennessee, USA), is a …

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Teach Social Responsibility to Students Through Programs and Classroom Lessons

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The Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility works with teachers, principals, guidance counselors, other school staff, and parents to help …

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A Website to Help Adults Guide Children’s Growth, Skills, and Independence

Acorn Dreams is a website for teachers, parents, and other caregivers that offers information to help guide children aged 3 …

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A Toolkit for Re-Examining Knowledge and Beliefs on Bullying

Eyes on Bullying is a toolkit that helps users understand bullying, to re-examine their own knowledge and beliefs about bullying, …

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Inform Your Teaching Practice with Readings on Effective Teaching Strategies, Implementing Technology, and More

New Horizons for Learning, adapted from the John Hopkins University School of Education, is a web resource designed to …

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An Interactive Map of Mindfulness Programs and Support Forum for Educators

Mindfuleducation.org is a website created by the Association for Mindfulness in Education (AME), which serves as a collaboration of organizations …

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Reduce Bullying Through School-Based Strategies

The P.E.A.C.E. Pack, developed in 2001, is an anti-bullying program from Flinders University (Adelaide, Australia). The systematic framework provided by …

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

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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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Teaching young children to cope with change and difficult situations- Zippy’s Friends

Zippy’s Friends, developed by UK-based charity, Partnership for Children, is a school-based program that aims to promote the mental health …

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A primary school program for coping with change: Apple’s Friends

Apple’s Friends, developed by UK-based charity, Partnership for Children, is a school-based program that aims to promote the mental …

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An Australian SEL program

The Ripple Kindness Project for Schools is an Australian, universal, social and emotional curriculum for the whole school that is …

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Improving school climate through promoting kindness: Rachel’s Challenge

The Awaken the Learner program aims to promote safe and positive school climates, and reduce bullying and violence through fostering …

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A Canadian SEL and Mindfulness program for Adolescents: The Mindfulness Ambassador Council (MAC)

The Mindfulness Ambassador Council (MAC) program, developed by Mindfulness without Borders (Canada), is designed to help adolescents face life’s challenges …

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Facilitating friendships and leadership opportunities for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities

The Best Buddies program, founded by Anthony Kennedy Shriver, aims to foster inclusiveness and acceptance of people with intellectual and …

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Integrating contemplative practices with SEL to build resilience in New York schools: The Inner Resilience Program (IRP)

The Inner Resilience Program (IRP) was founded by Linda Lantieri in 2002 in response to the effects of the September …

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Connecting Researchers and Practitioners Interested in Cultivating Mindfulness in Education

The Mindfulness in Education Network (MIEN) was established in 2001 by a group of educators and students of Zen Master …

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A Classroom-based Mindfulness Program for Adolescents

Learning to BREATHE (L2B) is a mindfulness-based curriculum for use in classroom or group settings with adolescents, created by founder …

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Helping teachers build positive relationships with students through enhancing teacher social and emotional competencies

FuelEd, developed by therapist and researcher, Megan Marcus, focuses on educators as agents for students’ academic, social, and emotional learning. …

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A Restorative Justice program that helps to divert youth from the Canadian Criminal Justice System

The Restorative Youth Circles (RYC) program is developed by Peacebuilders International, a Canadian organization dedicated to improving the lives of …

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Reading with Dogs

AARF! is an innovative Animal Assisted Therapy Program currently offered in the Coquitlam School District in British Columbia, Canada. The …

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A universal violence prevention program in US schools: PeaceBuilders

The PeaceBuilders program, developed by PeacePartners (California, USA) in 2003, aims to prevent violence in schools through the creation of …

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Promoting social and emotional learning in Secondary Schools

This 8-page article, published in February 2014 by the Center for Youth Voice in Policy and Practice, provides a comprehensive, …

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Where to find games, worksheets and activities for teaching in classrooms and home

Education.com is an easy-to-navigate website that provides educators and parents with resources to promote learning at home, at school, and …

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Mindfulness tools and research from UCLA

The Mindful Awareness Research Center at the University of California, Los Angeles aims to foster mindful awareness across the lifespan, …

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Integrating mindfulness into classroom practice: The Mindful Schools curriculum

The Mindful Schools Curriculum, developed by Mindful Schools in Emeryville, CA, brings mindfulness practices into the K-12 classroom, by teaching …

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An online resource dedicated to Positive Psychology

The Authentic Happiness website is developed and maintained by the Positive Psychology Center at University of Pennsylvania, overseen by Dr. …

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A pinterest board for teaching SEL

Edutopia’s SEL Pinterest board- a curated board of creative, SEL-related “pins” submitted by educators. “Pins” include ‘tips and tricks’, activities, …

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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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Don’t Laugh at Me: A free program for building caring, respectful environments

The Don’t Laugh At Me (DLAM) programs, created and distributed by Operation Respect, help build caring school and classroom …

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Creating safe, respectful environments with Operation Respect

Operation Respect, founded in 1999 by Peter Yarrow, is a non-profit education organization dedicated to creating safe, respectful, “bully-free” …

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Cultivating Kindness in the Classroom

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The ‘Kindness in the Classroom’ program was developed by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, with the goal …

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Using stories of heroes to empower “sticking your neck out” for common good

The Giraffe Heroes project was founded by Ann Medlock to inspire and empower people to ‘stick their necks out’ for …

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A Website where Educators in British Columbia share SEL resources for teaching

SEL has become a major focus for many schools and educators in British Columbia, where Social Responsibility is one of …

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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

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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

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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

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“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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Implementing meditation periods during school: The Quiet Time program

The Quiet Time program, developed by the David Lynch Foundation, aims to reduce student stress, enhance student wellness, and improve …

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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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Teaching children and adolescents the skills for cultivating mindfulness

The Inner Kids Program is developed by Susan Kaiser Greenland, author of “The Mindful Child”. This program aims to …

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Increasing Student Motivation by Fostering a Growth Mindset

The Brainology and MindsetMaker programs were developed by Carol Dweck, one of the world’s leading researchers in motivation.

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Free, developmentally appropriate health-related lesson plans for educators

KidsHealth in the Classroom is created by KidsHealth.org, the most visited, doctor-approved health information site on the Web for …

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A Canadian program for Positive Youth Development

Lions Quest Canada- The Centre for Positive Youth Development, is a Canadian organization with a mission to provide leadership, knowledge …

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Focusing on Friendships

The GirlPower & GoodGuys programs, developed by Dana Kerford in Ontario Canada, aims to help children develop the skills, language …

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Inspiring Acts of Kindness

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The Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) website is a treasury of resources for inspiring and empowering children and adults to …

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An anti-bullying website by the US Government

StopBullying.gov is a US federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, providing a …

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A Global Network for promoting Emotional Intelligence

6 Seconds, founded by Anabel Jensen and Joshua Freeman, is a global network supporting the development of emotional intelligence …

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Philanthropy education in K-12 Classrooms

The Learning to Give website is a treasury of resources for educators to teach about philanthropy, generosity, citizenship, and civic …

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Anti-bias lessons and activities

The Teaching Tolerance website is a comprehensive resource for educators, serving as clearinghouse for information on anti-bias programs and activities …

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Reducing bullying through building respect and social responsibility

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The Life Synergy for Youth program, developed and facilitated by Dwayne Peace, is a set of courses designed to deal …

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Using colored zones to teach emotion regulation

The Zones of Regulation, developed by Leah Kuypers in 2011, teaches students self-regulation using a systematic, cognitive behavior approach. Within …

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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

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

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How are students affected by teachers’ social and emotional competence and well-being?

In this 2009 article Jennings and Greenberg argue that teacher’s social and emotional competence and well-being play a key role …

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A useful online guide to understanding and improving teacher-student relationships

This webpage on the Education and Psychology (pre-k to 12) section of the American Psychological Association website provides comprehensive and …

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A social development approach to support children with academic or behavioral challenges

The Raising Healthy Children (RHC) program, developed by the Social Development Research Group in Seattle, WA, promotes positive youth development …

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A Canadian program for building a culture of respect within the sport community

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The Respect in Sport program, developed by the Respect Group in Canada, focuses on educating and empowering coaches, youth leaders, …

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Reducing adolescent risk behaviors through promoting healthy youth relationships: the Fourth R program

The Fourth R Program, developed by Dr David Wolfe at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, …

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A school reform model focused on creating positive and intentional relationships

Building Assets, Reducing Risks is a social and emotional learning school reform model initially developed by Angela Jerabek in the …

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Tools, Models, and Assessments for Fostering School and Afterschool Environments

Program in Education, Afterschool, and Resiliency (PEAR) is a joint initiative between Harvard University and McLean Hospital whose aim is …

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A Professional Development Workshop/Consultation Program for Fostering a School Ecosystem

Founded in 1976, Lesson One is a professional development program that is designed to help schools establish and implement a …

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Improve School Safety and Prevent Violence

TeachSafeSchools.org is a website developed by the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment that is designed to help school …

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English and Spanish SEL Resources for Children

FeelingsFactory.com is a website created by a group of mental health therapists who sought to develop tools that are more …

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Courses and Resources for Adults

UMassMed.edu/cfm/ is a website detailing the programs and activities available from the University of Massachusetts Medical School Centre for Mindfulness. …

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Foster Mindfulness Awareness with English and Spanish Resources for Adults

http://marc.ucla.edu is a website detailing the programs and resources available from the Mindfulness Awareness Research Center of the University of …

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Developing Multiple Intelligences to Create Civic-Minded Students

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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A school-wide, systems change bullying prevention program from Norway

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The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP), created by Dr Dan Olweus in 1983 in Norway, is a whole-school, systems change …

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Helping families and educators promote social and emotional wellbeing in children

The Heart-Mind Online website, developed by the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education in Vancouver, Canada, is a collection …

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A school-wide bullying prevention program: Steps to Respect

Steps to Respect is a program developed by the Committee for Children in Seattle, WA, USA, to decrease bullying in …

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The importance of helping children feel empowered

This TED talk features Kiran Bir Sethi, the founder of the Riverside School in India, a school focused on nurturing …

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The importance of love and leadership in schools

This TED talk by Linda Cliatt, a principal at a school listed as ‘low performing’ and ‘potentially dangerous’ in Philadelphia, …

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Teaching children to take responsibility through Restitution

The Restitution Self-discipline approach, developed by Diane Gossen in Saskatoon, SK, Canada, focuses on relationships, responsibility and respect as a …

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A program for teacher well-being: SMART in Education

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The SMART program, which stands for Stress Management and Relaxation Techniques in Education, was created in 2007 by the Impact …

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Non-cognitive skills that shape academic performance

This report, created in June 2012 by The University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research in partnership with the …

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How SEL can help to develop resilience in children in contexts of conflict and crisis

This report, published in 2013 by the World Bank in collaboration with the International Rescue Committee, draws connections between Social …

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An overview of the research on resilience in children

This article, published in Education Canada in 2010, is a short and easy read summarizing the research on resilience in …

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An online learning tool to enhance emotional literacy

This emotions color wheel presents a fun, interactive way to learn about emotions, and is a useful tool to have …

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Empowering teen leaders in bully prevention

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 …

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A violence prevention program for adults working with First Nations populations by the Canadian Red Cross

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This program, developed by the Canadian Red Cross, is designed to help adults working with First Nations/Inuit/Métis, to recognize and …

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A program that attends to the inner lives of teachers

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The Courage to Teach program, developed by Parker J. Palmer in 1992 in Seattle, WA, USA, attends to the inner …

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A mindfulness training program for teachers

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The CARE for Teachers program (Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education), developed by the Garrison Institute in New York in …

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A spoken word poet on the experience of being different to the other kids in school

An inspiring TED talk by Shane Koyczan, a Canadian spoken-word poet who shares his stories about bullying and being bullied. …

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More is needed to bring empathy into action in schools

 

This short blogpost, published on the Edutopia website in 2011 by Dr. Maurice Elias of Rutgers University in the …

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A call for education that supports the flourishing of diverse capabilities

An inspiring TED talk presented in 2010 by Sir Ken Robinson, calling for a transformation in education, a move from …

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Schools need to treat creativity with the same importance as literacy

A popular TED talk presented in 2006 by Sir Ken Robinson, who believes that many schools today are “educating kids …

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Three ways to teach in a world where students no longer have to come to school to acquire knowledge

A convincing TED talk by Diana Laufenberg, a high school social studies teacher who believes that a paradigm shift is …

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A chemistry teacher’s rules for cultivating curiosity

A short but compelling TED talk by Ramsey Musallam, a high school chemistry teacher who believes that teachers are essentially …

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Math can help build perseverance and patience- by changing the math questions we give students

An inspiring and funny TED talk by Dan Meyer, a math teacher who proposes that a new way is needed …

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A video about learning the skills to engage an audience

A TED talk passionately delivered by Christopher Emdin, a teacher who proposes that there is a need for educators …

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The right way to communicate science to young learners

A compelling TED talk by Tyler DeWitt, a science teacher who believes that teaching science to middle school children needs …

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An inspiring talk by a teacher about building relationships in the classroom

An inspiring, funny and rousing TED talk by Rita Pierson, a passionate teacher who believes that teaching and learning pivots …

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What is needed to scale up non-cognitive development in education today

 

This article, published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review in February 2015, calls for the scaling up of non-cognitive …

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Lessons learnt from teaching mindfulness to teenagers

 

This article, published on the Greater Good website in August 2014, provides some challenges, and strategies for teaching mindfulness …

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How cultivating mindfulness helps teachers

This article, published on the Greater Good website in March 2015, highlights the value of cultivating a mindfulness practice for …

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A call for cultivating both SEL and mindfulness in children

 

This engaging article, written by Linda Lantieri (Senior Program Advisor for CASEL) and Vicki Zarzewski (Education Director at the …

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A return of $11 on every $1 invested in SEL

This groundbreaking 2015 report from the Center for Benefit-Cost Studies in Education at Columbia University’s Teachers College, requested by the …

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US teacher’s voices on the importance of SEL

This engaging report presents findings from a US survey of teachers conducted in December of 2012, commissioned by the Collaborative

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A seminal review of the impact of school-based SEL programs

This article, published in the January 2011 issue of the academic journal, Child Development, presents a review of 213 …

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A report by the OECD on the importance of developing social and emotional skills

As part of the Education and Social Progress project conducted by the international Organization for Economic and Cooperative Development (OECD) …

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Descriptive examples of how Social and Emotional learning can be integrated in a Secondary Classroom

This issue brief, published on the University of Minnesota extension website in March of 2014, is written by Megan Olivia …

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A brief overview of the SEL movement

This 6-page online article by Jill Suttie, published in September of 2011 on the Greater Good website (from the University …

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An overview on the current status of SEL in Canada

This 11-page report, published in 2013, is unique for its focus on the current status of social and emotional learning …

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How to increase intentionality in fostering Social and Emotional Learning

 

This issue brief, published on the University of Minnesota extension website in February 2015, highlights the importance of intentionality …

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A snapshot of youth mental, social and emotional health in British Columbia: The BC Adolescent Health Survey

The McCreary Centre Society, in collaboration with the provincial government and public health system, and school districts in British Columbia …

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A holistic model of the Social and Emotional learner

 

This issue brief, published on the University of Minnesota extension website, proposes a “Ways of Being” model as a …

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A short glossary of terms in education for non-cognitive skills for success

This article, published on the nprEd website in May 2015, is a fun and easy read about the complexity of …

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Helping students manage test anxiety: The TestEdge Program

The TestEdge Program, developed by the Institute of Heartmath in California, USA, helps students overcome the stress and test anxiety …

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A One-day workshop to prevent violence, and promote resilience in youth: Point Break

Point Break, developed by Campus Life in California, USA, is a one-day (6-hour) workshop that aims to promote resiliency and …

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How one teacher integrated social and emotional learning into his math classroom

A math teacher in Anchorage, Alaska, named Chris Orpitz, explains how he integrates the teaching of social and emotional skills …

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A conflict resolution program from Quebec: The Pacific Path Program

The Pacific Path Program, developed by the Pacific Institute in Montreal, Quebec, is a conflict resolution and violence prevention program …

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Creating caring and supportive learning communities: Tribes Learning Communities

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The Tribes concept was developed by Jeanne Gibbs in 1973 to build positive environments in schools and communities that would …

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An early intervention program for young children with behavioral problems: The Fluppy Preschool Program

The Fluppy Preschool Program was developed in Quebec, Canada (available only in French), for young children who are at risk …

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A website for research into happiness, compassion and altruism

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The Greater Good Science Center is based at the University of California, in Berkeley, Califorina, USA, with a mission …

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Helping students develop emotional intelligence: The RULER Approach

RULER is an evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning developed at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. Students learn …

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A curated website for research on SEL by the University of Minnesota

 

The social and emotional learning section in the University of Minnesota’s Extension website, is a curated collection of up-to-date …

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Peer-led conflict mediation program: Peers Making Peace

Peers Making Peace, developed by PAX United in Texas, USA, is designed as a school-based, peer-mediation program for elementary through …

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An Anxiety Prevention and Resilience Building program in British Columbia: The BC Friends for Life program

The BC Friends for Life program (originally the FRIENDS program) was developed in Australia, and first introduced to schools in …

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Helping young children develop conflict resolution skills: Peace Works’ Peacemaking Skills for Little Kids program

Peace Works: Peacemaking Skills for Little Kids was developed by the Peace Education Foundation in Miami, Florida, USA, to help …

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Resources for collaborative learning

Inside the Collaborative Classroom” is the resource section of the Center for the Collaborative Classroom in the United States. …

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Little kids learning about their hearts: The Early HeartSmarts Program for Preschool Children

The Early HeartSmarts Program for Preschool Children, developed by HeartMath Institute in California, USA, is designed to enhance the social …

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Dynamic website for sharing of SEL best practices by educators

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Edutopia.org, founded by George Lucas, is a dynamic website with an abundance of informational resources for educators to browse and …

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A valuable resource site from Canada’s leading organization on bullying prevention

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The Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network (PREVNet), led by Dr. Debra Pepler of York University and Dr. Wendy Craig …

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A school-based violence prevention and character education program for students: Too Good for Violence (TGFV)

Too Good for Violence (TGFV) was developed by the Mendez Foundation in Tampa, Florida, USA, to help students reduce risks, …

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A Safety Education program by The Canadian Center for Child Protection for children in Kindergarten to Grade 9: Kids in the Know

Kids in the Know was developed by the Canadian Center for Child Protection to help children develop resilience and reduce …

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An anti-bullying program from Finland: the KiVa program

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KiVa (an acronym for Kiusaamista Vastaan, “against bullying”) is a research-based program that was developed and evaluated through the University …

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Useful evidence-based resource website by the leaders in the field of social and emotional learning (SEL)

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) is the leading SEL organization in the United States, and widely …

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A Canadian program for bully prevention: Dare to Care

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The Dare to Care program, developed in Canada, involves students, teachers and parents in efforts to eliminate bullying, and creates …

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10 teaching practices that promote SEL

This report, published in January 2014 by the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders at American Institutes for Research, provides …

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Empowering youth in the protection of their physical, mental and emotional safety: The SAFETEEN program

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SAFETEEN is an assertiveness training program developed in Vancouver, BC, Canada to promote youth empowerment and safety in schools, with …

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A call for greater integration of SEL into daily educational practices

This article, published in 2012, proposes that new perspectives in the teaching of SEL, and a deeper integration of SEL …

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A video on the five core competencies in Social and Emotional Learning

An engaging and well-made, 6-minute video from Edutopia that provides an overview of SEL, and helps viewers understand the five …

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A program to help older elementary school children resolve conflicts safely: the WITS LEADS program

WITS LEADS is a literature-based program that was developed in Victoria, BC, Canada, as an upward extension of the WITS

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A touching video message about Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

This short, 2-minute video created by the Dalai Lama Center in Vancouver makes the case for ‘educating the heart’. Narrated …

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Self-regulated learning through play: Tools of the Mind

Tools of the Mind is a play-based program for Preschool or Kindergarten children rooted in the teaching of developmental psychologist …

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A bullying and peer victimization prevention program for young children: The WITS Primary Program

The WITS Primary Program was developed in Victoria, BC, Canada, to teach children in Kindergarten to Grade 3 strategies for …

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Creating caring school communities: The Resolving Conflict Creatively Program (RCCP)

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The Resolving Conflict Creatively Program (RCCP), co-founded by Morningside Center and the New York City Department of Education in 1985, …

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A Canadian Red Cross program to promote healthy adolescent romantic relationships

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Healthy Youth Relationships (HYR) is a program developed by the Canadian Red Cross to help youth avoid violent relationships by …

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A Canadian Red Cross program for bullying prevention: Beyond the Hurt

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Beyond the Hurt is a bullying prevention program developed by the Canadian Red Cross. Through lessons, activities and videos, this …

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Teaching children how to think through social problems: The PATHS Program

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The Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS) program, developed in Seattle in 2000, promotes social competence, emotion literacy and regulation, …

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The Open Circle approach for social and emotional learning

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The Open Circle approach was developed over thirty years ago in Wellesley College, MA, USA. The program pivots on 15-minute …

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Mindfulness training program for elementary school students: The MindUp Program

The MindUp curriculum, developed by the Goldie Hawn Foundation in Los Angeles, California, USA, combines cognitive neuroscience, positive psychology and …

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The social-emotional health unit in Michigan State’s health curriculum

This program was developed in 1985 to provide a consistent health education curriculum for all students in the state of …

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Teaching elementary school students to solve social problems: I Can Problem Solve (ICPS)

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I Can Problem Solve (ICPS) is a school-based program developed by Dr. Myrna B. Shure, a Psychology professor in Drexel …

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A dog in New York stars in this SEL program for young children: The Taxidog SEL program

Taxidog is a social and emotional learning program developed in New York for students in kindergarten through to grade three. …

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Creating developmentally appropriate environments and instruction for preschool children: The HighScope Educational Approach for preschoolers

The HighScope Educational Approach for preschoolers was developed over 40 years ago in Ypsilanti, Michigan. It is a comprehensive system …

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Building social and emotional skills for children, teachers and parents: The Incredible Years Series

The Incredible Years Series was developed by Carolyn Webster-Stratton in Seattle, Washington in the United States, and consists of three …

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A searchable online database of available school and classroom programs and interventions: The What Works Clearinghouse

The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC), managed by the Institute of Education Sciences on behalf of the U.S Department of Education, …

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A searchable online registry of evidence-based programs that support mental health promotion

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human …

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A searchable database for identifying evidence-based programs

The Results First Clearinghouse Database was created as a one-stop online resource to help policymakers identify evidence-based programs. The Database …

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A searchable database for identifying appropriate social-emotional screening tools

The Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (CECMHC) in the United States is a collaboration of research partners from …

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A strength-based assessment of protective factors for preschoolers: The Devereux Early Childhood Assessment

The Devereux Early Childhood Assessment for Preschoolers, Second Edition (DECA-P2) is a strengths-based assessment system of within-child protective factors for …

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Assessing protective factors in youth: The Resilience Research Synthesis Review Project

The Resilience Research Synthesis Review Project was developed for the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Service in Canada to …

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Choosing measures of social-emotional competencies related to academic achievement

StriveTogether, a U.S.-based group whose mission is to “support the success of every child from cradle to career,” has developed …

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A compendium of measures for evaluating school climate: The School Climate Survey Compendia

This compendium is maintained by the National Center on Safe and Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) and is funded by the …

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Fostering students’ social and emotional skills through strong family-school partnerships

Competent Kids, Caring Communities (CKCC) aims to help schools develop “competent kids” by fostering students’ social and emotional skills, and …

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A screening measure for social, emotional and behavioral strengths and difficulties in children and youth

The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) is a 25-item behavioural screening questionnaire developed by R. Goodman in the 1990s that …

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Strengthening connections, building community: The Caring School Community program

The Caring School Community (CSC) program, developed by the Center for Collaborative Learning, offers structures and practices that build classroom …

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A strength-based assessment of social-emotional competence in children: The Devereux Strengths Assessment

The Devereux Strengths Assessment (DESSA) is a 72-item strengths-based assessment of social-emotional competence of youth in kindergarten through grade 8. …

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Using puppets to help young children make healthier choices: The Al’s Pals program

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Al’s Pals, developed and distributed by Wingspan, is a comprehensive, resilience-based curriculum that fosters social-emotional skills in young children. The …

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Enhancing SEL through whole-school systems change: School-wide Positive Behavior Support (SWPBS)

School-wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) refers to a systems change process involving the entire school community. SWPBS is not a …

SEL
Teaching SEL through children’s literature: The 4Rs Program

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The 4Rs Program, developed by the Morningside Center in New York in the United States, integrates social and emotional learning …

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Assessing student, parent and educator perceptions of school climate: The Comprehensive School Climate Inventory

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The Comprehensive School Climate Inventory (CSCI) was developed by the U.S. National School Climate Center in 2002. The CSCI assesses …

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Enhancing teacher effectiveness through SEL: The Responsive Classroom Approach

The Responsive Classroom is an evidence-based approach that has been linked to greater teacher effectiveness, higher student achievement, and improved …

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Evaluating the social-emotional, physical and learning needs of children in early childhood: the Early Years Evaluation

The Early Years Evaluation (EYE) provides educators with a framework for evaluating the developmental skills of young children (ages 3 …

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When kids feel good, they do good: The Positive Action program

Positive Action is a systemic program driven by the intuitive philosophy that kids want to learn when they feel good …

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Assessing student perceptions of social-emotional, academic and health outcomes: Tell Them From Me

OurSCHOOL|TTFM (Tell Them From Me) is an evaluation tool designed to help educators and administrators make informed choices on school …

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Teaching children how to handle social problems: Second Step by the Committee for Children

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The Second Step program, developed by the Committee for Children in Seattle, Washington in the U.S., focuses on teaching children …

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Using babies to teach children about empathy

Roots of Empathy is a program that brings babies and parents into classrooms (K to Grade 8) to help students …

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Assessing social, emotional and physical well-being and after-school activities of children in middle childhood: The Middle Years Development Instrument

The Middle Years Development Inventory (MDI) is questionnaire completed by youth in Grade 4 and Grade 7. Developed by the …

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A teacher assessment inventory of kindergarten children’s development: The Early Development Inventory

The Early Development Inventory (EDI) is 104-item questionnaire developed by Dr. Dan Offord and Dr. Magdalena Janus through the Offord

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Identifying effective programs for violence prevention: the Canadian Best Practices Portal

The Public Health Agency of Canada’s Violence Prevention Portal focuses on issues of neglect, abuse (physical, sexual, psychological), suicide, and …

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Assessing social-emotional skills in Kindergarten through Grade 3 students: SELweb

SELweb is a computer-administered assessment of children’s social-emotional comprehension from kindergarten through grade three developed by the Rush NeuroBehavioral Center …

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Evaluating social-emotional competencies in early childhood

This 2008 research synthesis, developed by the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning at Vanderbilt University …

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Assessing bullying in schools: The CDC Compendium of Measures

This compendium, published by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention in 2011, provides educators, researchers, and practitioners with …

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Identifying “model” SEL programs and “promising” SEL programs: University of Colorado’s Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development

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Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development is a project hosted by the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at …

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Choosing effective SEL programs for Teens: The 2015 CASEL Guide

Building upon CASEL’s 2005 Safe and Sound Guide, the 2015 CASEL Guide considers advances in social and emotional learning …

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Choosing effective SEL programs for preschool and elementary children: The 2013 CASEL Guide

Building upon CASEL’s 2005 Safe and Sound Guide, the 2013 CASEL Guide considers advances in social and emotional learning …

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Finding SEL programs that work – CASEL’s 2005 Safe and Sound Guide

The 2005 Safe and Sound Guide was CASEL’s first compendium of social and emotional learning (SEL) programs, and was designed …

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Choosing the best assessment approach for evaluating the impact of SEL on Middle School Youth

Commissioned by the Raikes Foundation, this report reviews existing assessment tools designed to measure the social and emotional well-being of …

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Implementing and assessing SEL in preschool and elementary school

This 2011 brief, prepared for the National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention in the United States, …

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High-Quality SEL: What do we look for?

This is a 2014 handout from CASEL that highlights six key features of high-quality standards for social and emotional learning …

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Evaluating SEL competencies: Assessment measures for preschool and elementary age students

This compendium, published in 2010 in the United States and supported by CASEL and the University of Illinois – Chicago, …

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