Higher Expectations: Promoting Social Emotional Learning and Academic Achievement in Your School

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Teachers College Press, 2001 - Education - 89 pages
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This is the first true guide for educators who want to include social emotional learning in their schools and classrooms. Focusing in detail on the process of implementing an SEL program, Ray Pasi offers direct, usable guidance for busy school administrators, district supervisors, guidance counselors, and teachers of grades 4-12. In a handy, manual format, the author shares the principles that have led him and his colleagues to success -- where others have failed -- including examples of school initiatives and classroom strategies that work.
 

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Contents

Introduction The Case for SEL
1
Beginnings
3
Strategies for Success
5
Some Benefits to Keep in Mind
8
Designing a Program The Basic Principles
10
Designing a Program
14
Program Evaluation
17
Schools as Challenging Caring Communities
19
Attracting District Leadership
37
Involving Parents
38
Utilizing Resources
39
Schoolwide Activities Initiatives That Work
40
Disciplinarians
46
Flexible Resources
48
SEL Across the Curriculum
51
Grouping SEL Skills Thematically
53

Shaping the Environment
20
Laying the Groundwork
22
Building the Foundation
23
Role of the Principal
24
Solving Problems
25
Modeling Forgiveness
26
Getting Started
29
Overcoming Resistance
32
Getting Student Input
35
Recognizing Opportunities for SEL Instruction
55
Selected Activities
58
Classroom Applications
62
Conclusion It Can Be Done
77
Selected Resources
81
References
83
Index
85
About the Author
89
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