188 pages | 8 B/W Illus.
With this new book from educational consultant Carla Tantillo Philibert, you’ll gain practical strategies for teaching Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), mindfulness, movement, and team-building to help your students grow into contributing and compassionate citizens of the world. You’ll find out how to lead students through meditation activities, simple yoga poses, breathing techniques, and other practical methods to help you proactively manage your classroom by meeting your students’ SEL needs. Topics include:
This book also offers a set of Professional Development Facilitator’s Guides to help you and your colleagues master the core competencies of SEL and implement them effectively across your school or district. The appendix provides additional strategies for teaching personal space, Safe Touch, and making mindful accommodations for students who have experienced trauma.
"With her well-crafted approach, Carla Tantillo Philibert has created a resource that provides research and practical strategies and tools today's educators can use to support and engage students and school stakeholders in developing skills essential to successfully navigating a changing and challenging world."
- Marjorie Cave, SEL Lead Consultant, DuPage Regional Office of Education, IL
"Today’s busy educator wants a book that sifts through the lounges of research on Social-Emotional Learning and gets right to the essences of why it is important, how it looks on a daily basis and what can be done to better prepare students for the challenges school and life offer. In this must read, Tantillo Philibert provides a plethora of ready-to-use strategies, tools and techniques teachers can put to use the next day in their classrooms."
Meet the Author
1 Social-Emotional Learning: An Approach, Not a Program
2 Connecting SEL and Mindfulness
3 Setting Up Your Classroom
Pants on Fire!
Thought Partner Debrief
4 Thumb Check, POP Chart and Activities
5 SELF Activities
Students work individually
Seated Yoga Sequence
Standing Yoga Sequence
Write and Rip
Ready to Learn Breath
Owning My Story Journal
Cool Down Breath
Expansion Project: Screen Detox
6 SOCIAL Activities
Students work in pairs or small groups
Pass the Clap Circle
Index Card Scavenger Hunt
Drawing Out Loud
Check-In and Pass the Squeeze
Proud of Myself Postcard
Cause and Effect Drawing
Goal Setting Postcard
Expansion Project: Community-Based Service Learning Project
* This section includes adaptations for Restorative Practices
7 Crafting SEL Stories
8 The Power of Professional Development
9 Professional Development Facilitator’s Guides
Educator Pre/Post Survey
Questions from the Field
References and Further Reading