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 KQED: ” While mispronouncing a student’s name may seem minor, it can have a significant impact on how they see themselves and their cultural background, causing feelings of anxiety, invisibility, shame, resentment and humiliation, all of which can lead to social and educational disengagement.”
From Edutopia: “When math students work together to solve logic puzzles on the first day of class, they learn to trust one another, setting the stage for the classroom community that we will cocreate throughout the year.”
From Edutopia: “PE is a subject that supports the full picture of healthy lives. As a result, physical education offers a valuable opportunity to impact all areas of student development—physical, mental, social, and emotional. Better yet, all of these are packed into the national standards for physical education.”
From eSchool News: “Encouraging dialogue about social-emotional and mental health is already a serious and often daunting endeavor for educators. Using comics can make the discussion welcoming and successful for diverse learners.”
From Publishers Weekly: “Three teachers and one librarian who are trying their best to help their students navigate their emotional lives through SEL storytimes, explain their successes and favorite titles.“
From eSchool News: “Any school or district that wants to adopt an SEL platform must put some time and effort into the selection process, make time for the SEL lessons, and then create a school culture that embraces and benefits from SEL. Four tips from a Wisconsin HS Principal.“
From EdSurge’s Podcast: “Barbara Oakley, a professor of engineering at Oakland University, talks about why teachers should think about the diversity of thinking styles they have in their classrooms—and she has some tips on how to make adjustments for it.”
From Edutopia: “With the right prompts, the bulletin boards in a school hallway—and their digital equivalents—can be used to foster social and emotional learning.”
From Faculty Focus: To successfully educate and tutor students, their emotional state must be considered. Noorina Mirza, English professor at Nova Southeastern University considers psychologist Albert Bandura’s Social Learning Theory to understand the emotional connection to education.
From K-12 Dive: “There’s broad and strong support for the concepts and tangible outcomes that come with the practices. Parents and families want these skills prioritized in their children’s classrooms“
From EdWeek Market Brief: “Education organizations can help educators and families take full advantage of SEL through intentional practices that deepen social-emotional development.”
From Inside SEL: “By implementing social and emotional learning strategies at home, you can be a strong support system while educating your teenager on how to manage their emotions on their own as they get ready to step into the real world.“