Social and Emotional Learning in the Classroom
Promoting Mental Health and Academic Success
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This trusted resource--now in a thoroughly updated second edition reflecting the tremendous growth of the field--provides a best-practice guide to planning and implementing social and emotional learning (SEL) in K-12 classrooms and schools. The authors present a roadmap to help practitioners choose exemplary programs and strategies, integrate SEL with academics and mental health interventions, create culturally affirming programming for diverse students, use assessment to guide data-based decision making, and support educator SEL. In a convenient large-size format, the volume includes illustrative vignettes and 24 reproducible worksheets and other practical tools. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.
New to This Edition
*Chapter on educators’ social and emotional competence and teacher wellness.
*Expanded coverage of implementation and systems issues, strategies for weaving SEL into the school day, applying SEL within a multi-tiered system of support, and professional development.
*Numerous new and revised worksheets--now downloadable--including new educator reflection activities in each chapter.
*Timely topics and themes infused throughout--such as culturally responsive and trauma-informed practices, teacher–family–community partnerships, and relationships as a foundation to SEL success--plus updated SEL resources.
This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by Sandra M. Chafouleas.
Table of Contents
1. Social and Emotional Learning: What It Is and What It Can Do for Your Students
2. Strategic Planning for Social and Emotional Learning
3. Social and Emotional Learning Curricula: A Review of Programs and Guide to Selection
4. The Essentials of Using Social and Emotional Learning in the Classroom
5. Academics and Social and Emotional Learning: An Interconnected and Integrated Relationship
6. One Size Does Not Fit All: Adapting Social and Emotional Learning in Our Multicultural World, with Sara Castro-Olivo, Ana d’Abreu, Jessica Furrer, & Oscar Widales-Benitez
7. Assessment and Evaluation Strategies in Social and Emotional Learning
8. Social and Emotional Learning and Mental Health Interventions: A Multi-Tiered and Ecological Approach
9. Educators’ Social and Emotional Competence
Barbara A. Gueldner, PhD, NCSP, IMH-E® Infant Mental Health Specialist, is a licensed psychologist in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. She has worked for over 20 years with children and families, educators, medical and mental health professionals, community agencies, and postsecondary students across a range of settings including private practice, schools, a university-based clinic, pediatric primary care clinics, and a large children’s hospital, and served as Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Oregon. Dr. Gueldner’s research, publications, program development, workshops, and community service focus on social and emotional learning, childhood mental health and prevention, internalizing problems and solutions, supporting adults to facilitate children’s social and emotional development, and facilitating excellence in early childhood programs. She is a coauthor of Kenneth W. Merrell’s Strong Kids and Strong Teens social and emotional learning (SEL) programs.
Laura L. Feuerborn, PhD, NCSP, is Professor in the School of Education at the University of Washington Tacoma. As a core member of the faculty since 2006, she has founded master’s degree study options and graduate-level coursework in social and emotional learning (SEL) and systems change. Dr. Feuerborn’s school and community partnerships, national and international presentations, and teaching expertise are grounded in the field of social, emotional, and behavioral supports. Her research and peer-reviewed publications focus on implementation science, SEL, and supporting school staff in the implementation of schoolwide positive behavior interventions and supports. She is a coauthor of Kenneth W. Merrell’s Strong Kids and Strong Teens SEL programs.
Kenneth W. Merrell, PhD, until his death in 2011, was Professor of School Psychology and Director of the Oregon Resilience Project at the University of Oregon in Eugene. For 25 years, Dr. Merrell’s influential teaching and research focused on social-emotional assessment and intervention for children and adolescents and social-emotional learning in schools. He published over 90 peer-reviewed journal articles; several books and nationally normed assessment instruments; and the Strong Kids programs, a comprehensive social and emotional learning curriculum. Dr. Merrell was a Fellow of the Division of School Psychology (Division 16) and the Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (Division 53) of the American Psychological Association. He received the Senior Scientist Award from Division 16, the Division’s highest honor for excellence in science.
"The authors have created a very readable, practical, and comprehensive how-to manual for creating system change to support SEL. This updated second edition is a 'must read' for those in the fields of education and mental health who want the most up-to-date information on SEL. The book presents numerous ideas and actions that will help any school or teacher support students and create caring, compassionate, and supportive classrooms for all."--Mark T. Greenberg, PhD, Emeritus Bennett Chair of Prevention Science, The Pennsylvania State University; Chairperson, CREATE for Education
"Gueldner and colleagues offer hands-on advice on how to implement SEL in real-world classrooms and schools. They provide critical information on how to select and implement evidence-based SEL curricula, as well as how to adapt SEL interventions to best meet the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students and families. Whether you are new to the world of SEL or have been engaged in implementation for years, this book is an essential resource. I look forward to sharing this book with future educators and school psychologists, and to using it in my own research within schools."--Katie Eklund, PhD, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin–Madison
"This is a key reference for anyone interested in 'walking the talk' of SEL. The volume offers practical wisdom to educators committed to meaningful, lasting, and effective practices. Rooted in the latest research and hard-won experience in the field, the book reflects a deep commitment to helping educators do SEL well. It is sophisticated yet accessible and practical--a rare combination. This book is important reading for practitioners, advanced undergraduates, and graduate students alike."--Clark A. McKown, PhD, Division of Behavioral Sciences, Rush University Medical Center-