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Everyday SEL in the Virtual Classroom
Integrating Social Emotional Learning and Mindfulness Into Your Remote and Hybrid Settings

ISBN 9781032009032
Published March 22, 2022 by Routledge
120 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Learn specific strategies for implementing social emotional learning (SEL), mindfulness, and well-being in a virtual classroom. This essential new resource from well-being experts Carla Tantillo Philibert and Allison Slade will help you build students’ Self-Awareness and Self-Regulation skills, school connectedness, Social Awareness, voice, and agency in remote or hybrid settings.

Appropriate for teachers of all grade levels, as well as for instructional leaders and parents, the book emphasizes the educator’s own self-care and emotional intelligence, so you can become more aware of how the environment affects you along with your students. It also offers ideas for planning collaboratively with colleagues and engaging families in the virtual environment. Throughout, the authors share a variety of activities and practices you can implement immediately, along with sample scripts and educator tips.

With the inspiring advice in this book, you’ll be able to help create emotionally healthy classrooms and school environments so that all students and educators can thrive, even during the most uncertain times.

Table of Contents

1: Becoming Emotionally Intelligent in a Virtual Teaching Environment;  2: Creating the Climate and Conditions for a Socio-Emotionally Healthy Virtual Classroom;  3: Self-Awareness and Self-Regulation: Activities to Promote Reflection and Self-Management Virtually;  4: School Connectedness and Teacher Trust;  5: Social Awareness: Activities to Promote Social Interaction Virtually;  6: Student Voice and Agency;  7: Virtual SEL for Collaborative Planning with Colleagues;  8: Engaging Families in SEL in the Virtual Environment


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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 dedicated team who share SEL, mindfulness, and well-being practices with school communities across the globe. Carla and her husband Rob also co-created the SEL check-in platforms Class Catalyst (2nd – 12th grade students) and Five to Thrive (early childhood and Learners with Exceptionalities), along with SEL On Demand, a curated catalog of SEL video content.

Allison Slade, Ed.D. is an educational innovator who founded the Namaste Charter School in 2004 in Chicago, IL. It serves 485 students in grades K-8 with the mission to "Educate Children from the Inside Out." After 14 years as a school leader in the city and suburbs, Allison has moved to impact future leaders as the Director of Instructional Leadership at Roosevelt University, where she is redesigning the Principal Preparation program, challenging leaders to become emotionally intelligent educators, and grow emotionally safe and intentional spaces for students.