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 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.“
From Smart Brief: “When implemented correctly, SEL can have a significant effect on a student’s academic success, lifestyle and character — three insights on how educators and after-school programs can support each other more seamlessly.“
From Disability Scoop: “A mock aircraft, now permanently stationed, will host airport and public safety training exercises, and support MSP programs that help passengers, including those with disabilities, feel more comfortable flying.”
From Smart Brief: “Applying SEL in math lessons can support and engage students in their learning — and help them build a lifelong love for math. Here are examples of how teachers can integrate SEL into math instruction to support the development of five core SEL competencies“