Welcome to the Changing Perspectives Resource Library. This resource library is designed to provide educators with summaries and links to other publications and organizations for further reading about a range of topics related to social-emotional learning, differences, diversity, and education. Our hope is to curate resources that you can use for your own learning, share with colleagues and/or parents to support greater awareness, education and practical tools for improving student well-being.
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From Education Week: “Student perception of teacher connection has declined over time to a new low in the current school year. Less than a quarter of students said that their teachers make an effort to understand what their life is like outside of school.”
From Child Mind Institute: “Studies show that praise for behavior you want to encourage gets more results than calling out behavior you want to stop. Learn how to positive attention to change behavior.”
From Edutopia: “The beginning of a new school year is an exciting time. An elementary classroom’s layout and routines that begin on day one can help start the year with a focus on social and emotional learning.”
From Edutopia: “Teachers can guide teens to further develop self-regulation skills, a critical factor in learning and problem-solving. When students understand their individual strengths, they can advocate for themselves and meet their own needs.”
From Education Week: “Experimenting with new types and arrangements of furniture can radically change your students’ classroom experience.
From Facing History & Ourselves: “These back-to-school activities and teacher resources will help you lay a foundation for a reflective and caring community at the start of the school year.”
From Edutopia: “School leaders and classroom teachers should view their school or classroom spaces as culturally inclusive classroom communities where everyone is welcome. Here are six strategies for building the strong relationships with students.”
From Pathway 2 Success: “As educators, we’ve all encountered disrespectful or rude behavior in the classroom. Here are some strategies to help you manage these challenging behaviors and get back to what you do best – teaching your students.”
From Disability Scoop: “The creator of the venerable children’s show “Arthur” is developing a new series for preschoolers that features characters with disabilities and is about embracing differences.”
From Education Week: “Creating a space for all children is not a political agenda. It is time for principals to become more than performative for the students we serve. It is time to turn our words, values, and ideals into action.”
From CASEL: “An informational video by CASEL and Chicago Public Schools for parents on social and emotional learning (SEL). The video aims to inform parents on SEL in schools and provide them with insights on SEL in their own parenting practices in order to support their children’s social and emotional know-how.”
From The Knowledge Center, Inc: “If you had knowledge of another person’s experiences: what they see, hear, feel… Would it change the way you respond to individuals?” A short video to educate about empathy.