Strong social-emotional skills help students succeed in the classroom and beyond—but many teachers report that they lack the tools and time to effectively support social-emotional learning (SEL). Help is here with The Social-Emotional Learning Toolbox, an introductory guide that shows K-5 teachers how to infuse their existing curriculum and routines with high-quality, evidence-based SEL instruction. Created by a seasoned educator with three decades of experience, this engaging, research-supported guidebook is filled with classroom-tested tips and techniques for teachers who want to begin integrating SEL practices into each part of their school day. You’ll learnthe fundamentals of designing effective classroom environments and lessons with easy-to-implement, inclusive SEL supports for every student, whether they have ongoing behavior and learning challenges or just need a little extra help. With engaging and unique strategies and numerous online printable tools and worksheets, you’ll help your students reduce acting-out behaviors, strengthen relationships, and develop critical skills like self-discipline and empathy. A must-have resource for current and future teachers who are new to this critical topic, this book will help educators learn the basics of SEL, make the most of teachable moments each day, and give every student a foundation for success in school and in life.
DISCOVER HOW TO:
• Build self-regulation skills in students so they can manage their emotions and be ready to learn
• Help students develop emotional intelligence so they can understand and express their feelings
• Create a warm, caring, and inclusive classroom atmosphere
• Strengthen executive functioning skills to boost both social and academic competence
• Develop positive, trusting relationships with students
• Explicitly teach and model empathy in your classroom
• Promote a growth mindset to improve students’ motivation, productivity, and confidence
• Teach mindfulness practices to help students relax, maintain attention, and focus on the present moment
ONLINE MATERIALS: You’ll get a complete package of more than 60 forms, worksheets, handouts, checklists, and printable classroom signs for supporting your students’ social-emotional skills.
Table of contents:
Chapter 1: Making the Case for Social-Emotional Learning
Chapter 2: Social-Emotional Learning and the Self: Emotional Intelligence
Chapter 3: Self-Regulation: Helping Your Students Understand Their Emotions
Chapter 4: Developing Executive Function Skills in Students
Chapter 5: Mindfulness in the Classroom
Chapter 6: Supporting a Growth Mindset
Chapter 7: Social-Emotional Learning and Relationships: How to Create a Caring, Positive Classroom Environment
Chapter 8: Fostering Empathy in the Classroom
Chapter 9: Relationships: Strengthening Bonds
Appendix A: Additional Resources
Appendix B: Children’s Books to Support Social-Emotional Learning
Appendix C: Resources for Continued Learning
Appendix D: Trauma-Informed Resources
About the Author:
Dr. Kathy Perez is an international consultant, presenter, teacher, administrator, instructional coach, and author has worked with students from preschoolers to university graduates. Dr. Kathy is Professor Emerita at Saint Mary's College of California. She has extensive teaching experience as a general and special educator, literacy/ESL coach, and administrative experience as a principal and curriculum/staff development coordinator. Teachers from all grade levels and subject areas rave about Kathy Perez's dynamic approach to teaching. Her innovative and interactive workshops, books, articles and blogs are loaded with teacher-tested materials and activities you can use immediately and share with others. Kathy provides lively and informative strategies to reinforce hands-on and minds-on learning. Participants learn from an experienced and informed educator who knows first-hand the daily instructional challenges of classroom teachers. Her enthusiasm is infectious!
Dr. Kathy has worked extensively with teachers, administrators and parents throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, China, Qatar, Brazil, Britain, Colombia, Caribbean, Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore. Kathy holds a bachelor's degree in Honors English from Holy Names University, a Master of Science degree in Educational Psychology from California State University East Bay, and a Doctorate of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Brigham Young University.