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2nd Edition

Everyday SEL in Elementary School
Integrating Social Emotional Learning and Mindfulness Into Your Classroom

ISBN 9780367692278
Published July 30, 2021 by Routledge
160 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

With this bestselling book from educational consultant Carla Tantillo Philibert, you’ll gain practical strategies for teaching Social Emotional Learning (SEL), mindfulness, and well-being to help improve the human connection between you and your students. You’ll find out how to lead students through mindfulness activities, simple yoga poses, and breath-work techniques. Topics include mindful practices, well-being strategies to combat stress and anxiety, giving your students the space to understand their emotions and strengthen peer-to-peer communication, developing the foremost and essential SEL competencies, and engaging in experiential activities to strengthen SEL skills. The new edition reflects the latest CASEL guidelines and includes updated activities, as well as a brand-new directory of terms, and an intentional focus on educators’ and students’ socio-emotional well-being. Perfect for elementary school educators at any level of experience, the book will help you develop positive youth identity and promote connectedness so students can deal successfully with life’s stressors beyond school doors.

Table of Contents



Meet the Author

Directory of Terms


1. An Approach, Not a Program  

2. Three Steps for Getting Started 

3. SEL-Informed Classroom

4. Framing SEL 

5. Implementation and Integration

6. SELF (Intrapersonal) Practices  

7. SOCIAL (Interpersonal) Practices  

8. Crafting SEL Stories  

9. Recruiting Your Administrator


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Carla Tantillo Philibert is the founder of Mindful Practices, one of the Midwest’s leading Social Emotional Learning and well-being organizations. Mindful Practices is a team of dedicated members who share SEL, mindfulness, and well-being practices with school communities across the globe to improve the human connection between students and educators. Carla and her husband, Rob, also co-created the SEL check-in platforms Class Catalyst (second- to twelfth-grade students) and Five to Thrive (early childhood and students with exceptionalities), along with SEL On Demand, a curated catalog of SEL video content.