1st Edition

Approaching SEL Through Emotion and Color with Advanced Learners A Companion to The Colors of Life

By Marcia Brennan Copyright 2025
    96 Pages 6 Color Illustrations
    by Prufrock Press

    96 Pages 6 Color Illustrations
    by Prufrock Press

    Approaching SEL Through Emotion and Color provides all the information you need to successfully guide your classroom or child through the subject matter presented in The Colors of Life book.

    Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is a pedagogical rubric that focuses on children’s ability to integrate thinking, emotions, and behavior. The narratives, images, and exercises featured in this guidebook engage SEL subjects through learning activities such as imaginative visualizations, reflective journaling exercises, creative writing prompts, and related visual arts projects. These activities allow the student to explore powerful emotions that may not be included in the traditional curriculum of STEM-oriented learners.

    Presenting strategies for the practical implementation of The Colors of Life, this guidebook is the perfect tool for educators and parents of middle school students.

    Part 1: Let's Get This Party Started  Part 2: Colors, Skills, and Emotions: An Overview  Part 3: Strategies For Practical Implementation: How To Use This Book In Your Classroom

    Biography

    Marcia Brennan, Ph.D. is a career educator and an award-winning teacher and author. She is the Carolyn and Fred McManis Professor of Humanities at Rice University and the author of ten scholarly monographs and exhibition catalogues. Since 2009, she has served as Artist In Residence in the Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine at the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.