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How SEL can beassessed and taught.  Please also see SEL Assessment & Monitoring and Social Skills & Technology.
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Got Anger? Try HEArt Anger Management! #dailysswscoop

Got Anger? Try HEArt Anger Management! #dailysswscoop | Socio-Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
The HEArt Program book by Howard Lipke, Ph.D, equips social workers with potent and unique anger management tool for client work and self-regulation.
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This looks like an interesting /easy approach to teach to people about anger.  The blogpost features the premises of the concept and a nice infographic.   Thanks @swcareer for sharing. 
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11 Principles | Character.org

11 Principles | Character.org | Socio-Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
Character.org's 11 Principles of Effective Character Education are the cornerstone of Character.org’s philosophy on effective character education. Each principle outlines vital aspects of character education. This document serves as an excellent outline for program planning and can easily be integrated into staff development and self-evaluation.
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Considering integrating character education into your building.  Consult this before purchasing a program.  It provides a free framework. #dailysswscoop
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CSEFEL: Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning

CSEFEL: Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning | Socio-Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5. CSEFEL is a national resource center funded by the Office of Head Start and Child Care Bureau for disseminating research and evidence-based practices to early childhood programs across the country.
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Another resource for Early Childhood PBIS.

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Benefits of Social-Emotional Programs Far Outweigh Their Costs, Study Finds #SEL

Benefits of Social-Emotional Programs Far Outweigh Their Costs, Study Finds #SEL | Socio-Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
Social-emotional learning programs yield big benefits for schools, students, and society, researchers found.
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A nice brief article which would be a great discussion starter for promoting #SEL. 

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The Emotion Revolution: What We Learned from the Young People

The Emotion Revolution: What We Learned from the Young People | Socio-Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
The Emotion Revolution was launched on the basic belief - supported by a growing body of scientific research - that emotions are fundamental to a young person's decision making, academic achievement, and overall well-being.
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Another article that points to how we need to be assisting kids with handling feelings and creating positive cultures. Marc Brackett, co-author, will be speaking at Oakland Schools in January. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Ways to Reduce Test Stress #TeacherNinja

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Ways to Reduce Test Stress #TeacherNinja | Socio-Emotional Learning | Scoop.it

Keith Hughes is best known for his fantastic history lesson videos for students. There is more than just history lessons on his YouTube channel. He has a playlist of 27 videoscontaining practical tips and advice for new teachers. My favorite of those videos is 5 Ways for Teachers to Chillax Students on Test Day. Even experienced teachers will find something helpful in Keith's Teaching Stuff playlist.

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This is a great, short video with some quick and easy tips for reducing student anxiety about taking a test.

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13 Tips to Support Your Socially #Worried Child | GoZen!

13 Tips to Support Your Socially #Worried Child | GoZen! | Socio-Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
Socially worried child? Nurture your child by noticing her needs and responding to them, plus 12 other tips.
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There are some really nice tips in this infographic for parents and educators.  

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Therapy 101 - Behavior Modification and Dealing with Triggers - Social Work Helper

Therapy 101 - Behavior Modification and Dealing with Triggers - Social Work Helper | Socio-Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
Imagine for a second you really want a chocolate bar. You have been thinking about it all day. You have been trying to give up chocolate because you’re concerned about your bone density, and you’ve heard it can contribute to lower bone density. You also tend to eat (what you feel like is) too much …
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This is a good basic article to explain the concepts of reinforcement and punishments.  We should always be thinking as educators about what we can prevent and teach. 

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How People React To Failure [Infographic] | Daily Infographic

How People React To Failure [Infographic] | Daily Infographic | Socio-Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
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What a great infographic!  It really could open up some discussion on how we react to failure and what we are thinking.

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Lihi Telem's curator insight, January 20, 1:32 AM

אינפוגרפיקה יפה על התמודדות עם כישלון, מיומנות חשובה שצריך להנחיל ללומדים ומשפיעה בצורה דרמטית על התנהלות ביים באופן כללי.

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Size of your Feelings with Disney Pixar's Inside Out movie characters

Size of your Feelings with Disney Pixar's Inside Out movie characters | Socio-Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
I saw the movie, Inside Out last week and was practically jumping out of my seat with exhilaration thinking about all of the teaching opportunities this movie brings forth.  I think my teenage sons...
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Kudos to Jill Kuzma for these awesome ideas in using the InsideOut movie characters.  I like the size activities. #sel 

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Hard-Hitting Nature Valley Ad Shows The Terrifying Side Of Kids Addicted To Technology

Hard-Hitting Nature Valley Ad Shows The Terrifying Side Of Kids Addicted To Technology | Socio-Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
Nature Valley Canada recently sat down three generations of families and asked them one simple question, "What did you like to do for fun as a kid?" Take a mome
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This video really shows how times have changed.    It would be a good discussion starter for adults as well as groups of kids to talk about other options.

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Disney Pixar Movie Inside Out: FREE Activity Sheets & Coloring Pages!

Disney Pixar Movie Inside Out: FREE Activity Sheets & Coloring Pages! | Socio-Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
I am excited to see the new Disney Pixar Movie Inside Out that will open in theaters on June 19! I think it looks very creative and super cute. Here are some FREE Activity Sheets & Coloring Pages! Click the images below for a high quality printable PDF file. Pin this post for later!  …
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More ideas to use Inside Out Movie as a medium of exchange to begin conversations about feelings. 

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"Spin-Doctor Parenting": 10 Things to Say to an Anxious Child

"Spin-Doctor Parenting": 10 Things to Say to an Anxious Child | Socio-Emotional Learning | Scoop.it

With estimates as high as 1 in 5 children being affected by a mental health concern, it is time to stand up and take notice.  Parents, teachers, physicians and anyone who cares for children need to be educated and informed to help ALL kids succeed.  

Anxiety is a tangible force in the lives of many kids.  It may range from mild to severe and can impact both social and academic aspects of a child's life.  Knowing what to say to help can make all the difference in the life of an anxious child.  

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What a nice poster for quick and kind responses! (Taken from MASSW Pinterest page).

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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) | Socio-Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a tremendous impact on future violence victimization and perpetration, and lifelong health and opportunity. As such, early experiences are an important public health issue. Much of the foundational research in this area has been referred to as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
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People who have four or more factors as children die 10 years earlier.  It is important to address risk factors and allow kids to deal with traumas.  Check out this website.
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Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention

Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention | Socio-Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
The Pyramid Model for Promoting the Social and Emotional Development of Infants and Young Children is a conceptual framework of evidence-based practices developed by researchers and program developers in the areas of social skills and challenging behavior.
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PBIS for younger children,

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Program for parents helps sustain learning gains in kids from Head Start to kindergarten

Program for parents helps sustain learning gains in kids from Head Start to kindergarten | Socio-Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
NIH-funded study shows involving parents sets the stage for later academic success.
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A good article to have knowledge of when have discussions with others about the benefits of prevention programs that address #SEL. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: Get Kids Exercising With Fun Activites from Sworkit Kids

Free Technology for Teachers: Get Kids Exercising With Fun Activites from Sworkit Kids | Socio-Emotional Learning | Scoop.it

Sworkit Kids a new iOS and Android app designed to get kids moving with short, fun exercises. The app features workouts of five to thirty minutes in length (you pick the length). Each workout has a mix of fun exercises like diagonal hopping, crab walking, and hopping on one foot. You can choose exercises or let the app create a sequence of exercises for you.

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This looks like it would be great for sensory breaks.  

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Dr. Stephen Sroka: The Power of One Website #massw15

Dr. Stephen Sroka: The Power of One Website  #massw15 | Socio-Emotional Learning | Scoop.it

The Power of One motivational speaker who integrates cutting edge research with reality based strategies for dealing with the issues that face our youth today including sex, drugs, violence, bullying, suicide and academic achievement as well as mental health and school safety. He stresses the importance of the whole child, trusted relationships, and social emotional learning. He addresses the challenges of communication, collaboration, culture and caring. He offers honesty, humor and hope that everyone can Make a Difference. His presentations change your life professionally and personally.

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This is the website for Dr. Stephen Sroka who gave The Power of One Keynote at Thursday's #MASSW2015 Conference. It features many of the articles and resources that were referenced.

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Everything I wish I knew before I started middle school: a letter to my rising 6th grader.

Everything I wish I knew before I started middle school: a letter to my rising 6th grader. | Socio-Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
what I wish I knew before middle school teachmama.com
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There are some nice thoughts in here. This is good for parents to look at with their kids.  I am also wondering how this would work for a new students group to a school.

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Daniel Goleman Introduces Emotional Intelligence - YouTube

The author explains his theories of emotional intelligence.
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This 5 minute video gives a good overview of Emotional Intelligence or Socio-Emotional Learning. Good arguments for SEL instruction.

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How Children's Social Competence Impacts Their Well-Being in Adulthood

How Children's Social Competence Impacts Their Well-Being in Adulthood | Socio-Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
A 20-year retrospective study suggests that kindergarten students who are more inclined to exhibit “social competence” trait may be more likely to attain higher education and well-paying jobs.
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This is an interesting study.  It doesn't address, however, the impact of intervention on adult functioning. 

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Emotional Intelligence Isn't Being Nice To People

Emotional Intelligence Isn't Being Nice To People | Socio-Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
Emotional Intelligence will help you control yourself and your life, just don't use it to control others.
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This infographic features some nice points about Emotional Intelligence.

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Pavel Barta's curator insight, August 3, 2015 4:33 PM

This infographic features some nice points about Emotional Intelligence.

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Girls Guide To End Bullying

Girls Guide To End Bullying | Socio-Emotional Learning | Scoop.it

The Girls Guide to End Bullying shows girls what bullying looks like and provides girls specific actions they can take to end bullying. The Guide can be used as a comprehensive anti-bullying intervention as well as an anti-bullying resource. Plus, girls can use The Guide on their own or with their friends, teachers, or parents.

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This guide has a number of activities and videos to discuss bullying with girls.  It includes a teacher's guide and a parent guide and addresses a number of types of bullying as well as strategies. #bully #sel

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A Fun Way To Teach Children to Control Emotions

A Fun Way To Teach Children to Control Emotions | Socio-Emotional Learning | Scoop.it

My kids and I loved the Disney/Pixar movie, Inside Out! (Have you read my Inside Out movie review for foster/adoptive parents?) What makes the Inside Out movie a great tool in parenting is that it gives kids …

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Here's some great ways and reminders to help kids manage their feelings. They don't necessarily need to purchase toys, etc. (Taken from the MASSW Pinterest Page).

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