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How SEL can beassessed and taught.  Please also see SEL Assessment & Monitoring and Social Skills & Technology.
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Time for Straight Talk about Mental Health Services and MH in Schools

Time for Straight Talk about Mental Health Services and MH in Schools | Socio-Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
When you hear the term Mental Health in Schools or School Mental Health, what comes to mind? Probably you think about students who have psychological problems, about what services they need, and how schools don’t provide enough of such services. This is not surprising given the widespread tendency for the term mental health to be thought of as referring to mental disorders/illness and for relevant interventions to be seen as services (e.g., counseling/therapy). As a result, many well-intentioned initiatives and policy reports have focused on expanding mental health services in schools. Bluntly stated, however, advocacy for more mental health services in schools often detracts from efforts to encourage policy makers to address the full range of mental health concerns confronting school staff, students, and their families. Our analyses of policy and practice stress understanding the following matters as key to advancing a broad approach to mental health in schools.*
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This  paper emphasized the importance of have a continuum of services from School Wide SEL to Mental Health Counseling. The contracting out of services will not provide what a school needs.  
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Tier 1: Classroom Strategies That Work

Tier 1: Classroom Strategies That Work | Socio-Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
My name is Marjorie Colindres Metcalf and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  I have been working in K-12 schools in the Chicagoland area since 2012.  As a professional in the field of school social work, I have had the pleasure to collaborate with many educators.  More specifically, when I was an Elementary School Social Worker, I had …
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Tier 1 interventions that are easy to implement.
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Why Social-Emotional Learning Matters | Resources and Expert Advice

Why Social-Emotional Learning Matters | Resources and Expert Advice | Socio-Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
Social-emotional learning methods provide concrete improvements for K-12 students at schools that implement SEL curricula. Check out this guide for info and expert insights on SEL methods & outcomes.
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This is a great primer on Social Emotional Learning.  Good for people new to the discussion. 
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How To Respond To Your Child’s Friendship Issues

How To Respond To Your Child’s Friendship Issues | Socio-Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
It is devastating to see your child struggling with friendship issues. It is also difficult to know what is the best way to respond. Here is a logical and helpful guide.
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This blog might be good for some parents who have a hard time with how tohelp their children.
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A 5 is Against the Law!

A 5 is Against the Law! | Socio-Emotional Learning | Scoop.it

 A 5 is Against the Law!  Building on Kari Dunn Buron s popular The Incredible 5-Point Scale, this book takes a narrower look at challenging behavior with a particular focus on behaviors that can spell trouble for adolescents and young adults who have difficulty understanding and maintaining social boundaries. Using a direct and simple style with lots of examples and hands-on activities, A 5 Is Against the Law! speaks directly to adolescents and young adults. A section of the book is devoted to how to cope with anxiety before it begins to escalate, often leading to impulsive and unacceptable behavior. Throughout the book, the reader is encouraged to think about and create his own behavior on an anxiety scale that applies to his particular emotions and situations.

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This resource was featured on the #OakSSWlistserv in response to someone asking about dealing with a student who has been taslking sexually inappropriate with peers. 
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Brain Injury for Children and Youth: A Manual for Educators

Brain Injury for Children and Youth: A Manual for Educators | Socio-Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
You might be wondering why you as an educator or school staff member should be interested in brain injury. Many people do not realize how common it is for children to suffer a brain injury. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability among children ages 1 to 19 years in the United States (Faul, Xu, Wald, & Coronado, 2010). Each year, approximately 40 percent of TBIs in the United States occur in the pediatric population (ages 0–19 years) (Faul et al., 2010). The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that more than 60,000 children and adolescents are hospitalized annually in the United States after sustaining moderate to severe brain injuries from motor vehicle crashes, falls, sports and physical abuse; an additional 631,146 children are seen in hospital emergency rooms and released (Faul et al., 2010). In all, nearly 145,000 children aged 0–19 years are currently living with long-lasting, significant alterations in social, behavioral, physical and cognitive functioning following a TBI (Zaloshnja, Miller, Langlois, & Selassie, 2008). The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) reported that from 2007 through 2009, there were 307 TBI-related deaths and 2,392 Colorado children and youth who were hospitalized and discharged with a TBI. TBI was twice as high for Colorado boys and young males ages 0-20 years who were hospitalized (71.7 TBIs per 100,000 population), compared to the rate for Colorado girls and young females (36.0 per 100,000). The leading causes of non-fatal TBI among Colorado children and youth were motor vehicle-related events in traffic or on public roads and falls. Two additional causes more common among children and youth than adults are those involving other transportation (including motor vehicles not in use on public roads, off-road vehicles, trains, airplanes and water transport), and being struck by/against a person or object (such as in recreational and sporting events). Although TBI is a high-incidence medical event, from the point of view of the U.S. Department of Education and most state departments of education, TBI is a “low-incidence” educational disability. A significant discrepancy between the incidence of TBI and the identification of children with TBI for special education services continues to exist. Although approximately 145,000 children live with persistent disability following TBI (Zaloshnja et al., 2008), the total number of students receiving special education services under the TBI category is only 24,602 (U.S. Department of Education, 2007]). Furthermore, given that 60,000 children are hospitalized each year for TBI (Faul et al., 2010), a subset of these children who need services are likely not receiving them. Rates of special education identification are higher for some students with TBI, including those with severe TBI, problem behavior, poor academic performance, and socio-economic disadvantage (Donders, 1994; Ewing-Cobbs, Fletcher, Levin, Iovino, & Miner, 1998; Max et al., 1998; Miller & Donders, 2003; Taylor et al., 2003). This discrepancy exists across all states, including Colorado. As of December, 2012, the Colorado Department of Education reported 497 students identified with brain injury as their primary disability category for special education. Comparing this to the data from the CDPHE which states that approximately 2,392 youth ages 0-20 years are discharged from the hospital with TBI each year, it could be suggested that there may be a significant number of students who are either not receiving special education services at all, or who are receiving services under an inappropriate disability category. While it is difficult to determine how many youth who sustain TBI will experience any long-term educational impact requiring special education support, the Pediatric Registry suggests approximately 19 percent of moderate to severe brain injury will result in on-going, life-long impairment. This data would suggest that we are grossly under-identifying students with brain injury that may benefit from special education services. Additionally, this data only reflects injuries that were of a significant enough medical nature to require hospitalization. Therefore, those with medically “mild” TBI (concussion) who were treated and released from the hospital or who perhaps never sought medical care are not included in these numbers. Schools and districts specifically wanting more information on concussion identification and management and state concussion legislation (Senate Bill 11-040) should refer to http://www.cde.state. co.us/HealthAndWellness/BrainInjury.htm
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This resource has information on brain development, the effects of brain injury, assessments, planning and intervention. A very thorough reference.
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Home | Parent Toolkit

Home | Parent Toolkit | Socio-Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
Produced by NBC News and supported by Pearson, the Parent Toolkit will help you navigate your child's journey from pre-kindergarten through high school.
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A great resource for families and professionals.
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Social Emotional Learning in Elementary School Preparation for Success

Social Emotional Learning in Elementary School Preparation for Success | Socio-Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
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A nice primer on Socio-Emotional Learning and the benefits. 
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Ideas on how we can help youth (and ourselves) in this post-election time - School Social Work  Thanks @mstokek

Ideas on how we can help youth (and ourselves) in this post-election time - School Social Work  Thanks @mstokek | Socio-Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
1 1 Across the country, school social workers are dealing with the aftermath of the 2016 election.  Our students and their families are fearful of what this election means for them, and many of you are sharing big and small examples of how this election has impacted your school climate and made many young people …
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What Type of Procrastinator are You? [Infographic] | Daily Infographic

What Type of Procrastinator are You? [Infographic] | Daily Infographic | Socio-Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
Maybe you're on of those rare people who never puts anything off, but on the off-chance that you're not, here are some tips for you.
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What are the ramifications for our students?  
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16 Habits Extremely Happy People All Share

16 Habits Extremely Happy People All Share | Socio-Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
We all want to live happy lives. Easier said than done. How do we get to our goal?
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This list rings so true. Take a look at it. It is a great checklist to challenge your thinking and the thinking of others. Wonder what would happened if we kept these things in mind when we dealt with difficult students...?
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5 ways fathers matter

5 ways fathers matter | Socio-Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
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A shout out to all dads!  Happy Father's Day!
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Children take longer to learn two languages at once compared to just one -- don't fret

Children take longer to learn two languages at once compared to just one -- don't fret | Socio-Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
Bilingual children from immigrant families are not two monolinguals in one. They develop each language at a slower pace because their learning is spread across two languages. A researcher shows strong evidence that the rate of language growth is influenced by the quantity of language input. She challenges the belief, held in and out of scientific circles that children are linguistic sponges who quickly absorb the language or languages they hear and become proficient speakers of both languages.
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Good to keep in mind when working with kids who have two languages.  
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Social Emotional Thinking Routines  #culturesofthinking #visiblethinking #makingthinkingvisible

Social Emotional Learning Tools Now Available for Educators to Use 
Oakland Schools has released their Social Emotional Thinking Routines webpage. This site features over 20 ready to use thinking routines for Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in classrooms, small groups and individual encounters. Teachers, social workers, counselors, psychologists and other educators can easily start using them today. The website URL is https://tinyurl.com/SELRoutines SEL has been making the education news lately to help create positive school cultures, decrease bullying and improve academic learning. Thinking Routines are one of the 8 cultural forces of Cultures of Thinking (CoT) to help students engage in deeper learning and critical thinking. Using CoT routines with SEL creates deeper student engagement and helps develop empathy, appropriate behavior and personal expression. Most routine lessons require only markers and paper and can be easily modified depending on student age and ability. The lessons can also be used with existing curricula such as Why Try?, Michigan Model, Second Step or Zones of Regulation. The website not only has ready to use lessons, but presents in depth understanding of some of the most frequently used routines for easy adaption to create new learning activities. Classroom teachers and behavior interventionists may use these routines with who classrooms. Social workers, counselors and psychologists will find them useful use in small groups and individual sessions to help their kids express their thoughts, feelings and needs. This website is a result of many CoT for SEL seminars taught in Oakland County, MI by Huron Valley Schools' social worker, Jennifer Hollander, LMSW. Steve Whitmore, LMSW has created the website to curate artifacts from this powerful professional learning.
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Check out our new Social Emotional Learning Thinking Routines Website.  Thinking routines are powerful ways to engage students in learning about feelings and positive behavior.  
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How Does Memory Work? | Daily Infographic

How Does Memory Work? | Daily Infographic | Socio-Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
It'd be pretty hard to function without your memory, but how does memory work? Learn more about the science of remembering, and gain a few tips for improving your memory.
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This infographic could be used with a SEE, THINK, WONDER to start off a coversation about memory.  It could possibly be broken up into sections for difference conversations.  #CoTSEL
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Socio-Emotional Learning

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How SEL can beassessed and taught.  Please also see SEL Assessment & Monitoring and Social Skills & Technology.
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This is curated content that I have found on the web. It features thoughts, activities, ideas and resources on teaching Socio-Emotional Skills.
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Parenting on the Go: Bullying

West Bloomfield Youth Assistance and Civic Center TV present "Parenting on the Go", a campaign designed for parents, grandparents, and guardians for quic
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Way to go, Julie McDaniel!  Great video with good definitions and statistics.
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Peace Rooms and Mindfulness: New School Discipline Philosophy One Year Later

Peace Rooms and Mindfulness: New School Discipline Philosophy One Year Later | Socio-Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
School districts had a year to implement a state law that banned zero-tolerance policies and emphasized restorative justice practices. We check back in
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Restorative Justice is a better way to go than suspension.  The benefits are great!
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Navigating Social and Emotional Learning from the Inside Out

Navigating Social and Emotional Learning from the Inside Out | Socio-Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
There are many social and emotional learning (SEL) programs. Wallace Foundations looks at the 25 leading programs to assess their effects on students.
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This report addresses a number of considerations when creating or purchasing an #SEL Program. It is very comprehensive and includes reviews of 25 evidenced based programs.  Thanks @ACSSW.
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Solution- focused practice: A toolkit for working with children...

Solution- focused practice: A toolkit for working with children... | Socio-Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
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This program is based on Solution Focused practice and highlights the use of strengths.  It is not known if there is any solid research on its effectiveness. 
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Incorporating Social Skills Into Every Activity - The Autism Helper

Incorporating Social Skills Into Every Activity - The Autism Helper | Socio-Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
Social skills are not only the job of the SLP or social worker. Sorry, my friend, but you aren’t off the hook. Most of our learners struggle with social skills. Social skills are very important. However, we can’t just take a break from math or literacy to work just on social skills. Math and literacy are important too! So how do we fit this all in one busy school day? It’s a challenge. My recommendation is to incorporate social skills into every activity you do. Social skills are that important. Incorporating these targets into your academic instruction will not only help these skills generalize but will also make sure you fitting in as much learning as you can!
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This is a good remidner that everyone in a school is responsible for teaching social skills.
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7 Negotiation Techniques that Never Fail [Infographic] | Daily Infographic

7 Negotiation Techniques that Never Fail [Infographic] | Daily Infographic | Socio-Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
Negotiation isn't just something that ambassadors and heads of state do, it's part of our daily lives.
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Wondering if these might be helpful in dealing with conflicts betweeen students or with schools.  Would teaching students these skills be helpful? 
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Preschool Social Skills Development | HighScope

Preschool Social Skills Development | HighScope | Socio-Emotional Learning | Scoop.it

The HighScope approach gives adults the tools they need to help children develop strong and positive relationships with adults and peers.


Learning to Resolve Conflicts Helping children manage frustrations and resolve social conflicts is an area of social learning that is often particularly important to teachers. Teachers find that HighScope's six-step conflict resolution process is especially useful. The six steps summarized below are used to help children settle disputes and conflicts. Children can often carry out this sequence on their own by program’s end.

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Shared today at EC Mental Health Meeting.  Easily steps/process that will work with kids at any age.  Very effective in pre-school. A long unhurried process.
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How Playing Sports Benefits the Brain and Body (Free Technology for Teachers)

How Playing Sports Benefits the Brain and Body (Free Technology for Teachers) | Socio-Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
The victory of the underdog. The last minute penalty shot that wins the tournament. The training montage. Many people love to glorify victory on the field, cheer for teams, and play sports. But should we be obsessed with sports? Are sports as good for us as we make them out to be, or are they just a fun and entertaining pastime? Leah Lagos and Jaspal Ricky Singh show what science has to say on the matter.
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This video talks about the benefits of team sports to a person's emotional well being.  The video is not only good for older kids, but also good for adults as well. 
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