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ELE 2050: Social Emotional Resources: Home
A guide to the Ballenger Teachers Center's curriculum and juvenile literature resources on Social Emotional Learning Topics
100 Ideas for Supporting Pupils with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties by Roy Howarth
Call Number: BTC LC4801 .H65 2008x
"Providing 100 practical ideas to enhance and develop learning, this is a resourceful guide for anyone working to support pupils with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Each idea has been tried and tested.
It is increasingly challenging for teachers to educate without a deeper understanding of the experience of their students. This is particularly the case in marginalised groups of young people who are subject to loss, grief, trauma and shame. Through a snapshot of the diverse student populous, this book explores the impact of these experiences on a student's learning and success. Topics covered include poverty, obesity, incarceration, immigration, death, sexual exploitation, LGBT issues, psychodrama, the expressive arts, resilience, and military students. The authors share the children's perspective, and through case studies they offer solutions and viable objectives.
While social and emotional learning (SEL) is most familiar as compartmentalized programs separate from academics, the truth is, all learning is social and emotional. What teachers say, the values we express, the materials and activities we choose, and the skills we prioritize all influence how students think, see themselves, and interact with content and with others. If you teach kids rather than standards, and if you want all kids to get what they need to thrive, Nancy Frey, Douglas Fisher, and Dominique Smith offer a solution: a comprehensive, five-part model of SEL that's easy to integrate into everyday content instruction, no matter what subject or grade level you teach.
The Heart and Science of Teaching shows readers why and how to connect essential social-emotional factors and critical cognitive aspects of learning for all students. Incorporating the latest research demonstrating that students really cannot learn well without social-emotional connections within their learning communities, the book depicts classroom applications that link academic content and SEL with examples at all grade levels and all subject areas. Each chapter addresses current and emerging research around a particular component and shows how to make it work in real classrooms. Sections ground teachers in three interlocking aspects of instruction: The Heart of Teaching: Social-Emotional Learning (SEL); The Science of Teaching: Evidence-Based Instructional Practices; and 21st-Century Classroom Applications: Project-Based Learning and Digital Technologies. Blending the latest research in education, neuroscience, and cognitive psychology, this text is a practical resource that will assist K-12 teachers in creating an emotionally supportive classroom environment that makes a positive difference in student learning. Book Features: Explores the transformative power of SEL on student learning and well-being. Highlights the critical importance of the teacher-student relationship in the classroom. Illustrates how teacher feedback can assist students in developing a growth mindset. Brings voices of real teachers in each chapter who share their application of the chapter's ideas, and their positive results with their students. Lists targeted book, website, and video resources in each chapter with more examples and information to support teachers' implementation. Examines the implications of current research in neuroscience for classroom teaching. Describes evidence-based models of teaching and how they positively affect student engagement and learning. Shows how to support project-based and other student-led learning while connecting to standards. Describes how to use blogs, podcasts, and an array of web tools to promote engaged learning.
This guide is an introduction to Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum and juvenile literature found in the Ballenger Teachers Center. In addition, we have developed a curated list of free web resources and videos. Please use the themes tab to explore resources about specific SEL themes, including:
The "Zones" concept and learning activites help children and adults manage their emotions and sensory needs while also addressing executive functioning skills and "Social Thinking" concepts. The "Zones" teaches students and clients how to identify their levels of arousal and/or sensory need, which calming strategies work for them.
Social Decision Making/Social Problem Solving, Grades 4-5 (Book and CD) by Maurice Elias; Linda Bruene
Call Number: BTC HQ783 .E422 2005x
Developed over three decades of implementation in a wide range of schools, this research-validated curriculum focuses on teaching students to be reflective, nonimpulsive, and responsible decision makers and problem solvers--while emphasizing essential literacy skills. It is ideal for classroom use and can be adapted for small-group settings.The program uses a variety of cooperative learning methods, including small-group brainstorming, problem-solving, and role-playing activities. Students learn skills such as self-control, listening, respectful communication, giving and receiving help, and working cooperatively and fairly in groups.
Why Teach Social Thinking? by Michelle Garcia Winner
Call Number: BTC HQ783 .W56 2013x
A provocative discussion about the connection between social thinking, academic success, and later success in life as an adult.
Integrating Sel into Your Ela Curriculum by John Dacey; Lindsey Neves Baillargeron; Nancy Tripp
Call Number: BTC LB1072 .D334 2019
In this helpful book, you'll learn how to seamlessly infuse social-emotional learning into your middle school English language arts curriculum. With the growing emphasis on student assessment and learning outcomes, many teachers find they lack the time and the encouragement to begin implementing SEL techniques into their instruction.
Think Social! by Michelle Garcia Winner
Call Number: BTC LC4704 .W57 2008x
Includes detailed lessons, worksheets and vocabulary for a social skills curriculum for children.
Social Thinking and Me by Linda Murphy; Michelle Garcia Winner
Call Number: BTC LC4704 .W5666 2016
Companion book sold as a set with Social Thinking and Me: A Kids' Guidebook to Social Emotional Learning
Sanford Harmony is a no-cost social emotional learning program for Pre-K-6 grade students designed to foster communication, connection, and community both in and outside the classroom, and develop boys and girls into compassionate and caring adults.
The Second Step program for Kindergarten through Grade 5 is a universal, classroom-based program designed to increase students' school success and decrease problem behaviors by promoting social-emotional competence and self-regulation.
Education Librarian / Ballenger Teachers Center (BTC) Coordinator