Promoting Emotional and Social Development in Schools

Author: Simon Blake
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1849203628
Format: PDF, Docs
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The social and emotional needs of children have become increasingly important to educators in recent years, as the impact they have on improving behaviour and promoting inclusion has become evident. Written in an accessible style for busy practitioners, this book gives advice on creating an emotionally and socially 'healthy' school. The book: - shows why schools should promote emotional and social development - includes practical ideas & activities for those working in primary & secondary schools - uses a range of case studies to illustrate the impact of good practice - includes INSET / personal review materials, and audit tools

School Discipline and Self Discipline

Author: George G. Bear
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606236849
Format: PDF
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How can schools create safe, well-supervised classroom environments while also teaching students skills for managing their behavior on their own? This invaluable guide presents a framework for achieving both of these crucial goals. It shows how to balance external reinforcements such as positive behavior supports with social-emotional learning interventions. Evidence-based techniques are provided for targeting the cognitive and emotional processes that underlie self-discipline, both in classroom instruction and when correcting problem behavior. Describing how to weave the techniques together into a comprehensive schoolwide disciplinary approach, the book includes over a dozen reproducible forms, checklists, and assessment tools. The large-size format and lay-flat binding facilitate photocopying. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by T. Chris Riley-Tillman.

Promoting Social and Emotional Learning

Author: Maurice J. Elias
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 0871202883
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A guide to establishing high-quality social and emotional education programs describes approaches to social and emotional learning for all levels and includes thirty-nine guidelines and field-inspired examples for classrooms, schools, and districts.

A Practical Guide to Service Learning

Author: Felicia L. Wilczenski
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387465405
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book describes how service learning, an intervention that can be both remedial or preventive and individual or systemic, can enable school psychologists to expand their role beyond special populations to serve students within the academic mainstream. It draws connections between the positive psychology movement, the nurturing of purpose in youth, and the benefits of service learning.

Promoting Young Children s Emotional Health and Wellbeing

Author: Sonia Mainstone-Cotton
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784503118
Format: PDF
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Positive emotional health in a child's earliest years can be a critical factor in their future development. Offering practical suggestions for games, activities and exercises designed to promote emotional wellbeing in young children, this essential guide showcases a wide range of approaches such as mindfulness and meditation, Forest School and Reggio Emilia to provide a hands-on reference for teachers and parents. Drawing on over 25 years' experience as an early years professional, the author explores topics including playfulness, stillness, sensory play, creativity and staff wellbeing. Each topic references current best practices and international examples, and also includes a comprehensive list of further resources and activities. Providing an informative introduction to both theory and practice, this book demonstrates easy-to-implement ideas for any professional or parent engaging with young children.

Your Child s Social and Emotional Well Being

Author: John S. Dacey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118976231
Format: PDF, ePub
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Your Child's Social and Emotional Well-Being provides a practical guide full of proven strategies for promoting social and emotional learning (SEL) skills in children aged 4-16. A practical guide designed to support parents and education professionals in developing social and emotional skills in children, a form of learning that can be neglected in formal education Demonstrates how to foster social and emotional learning (SEL) at home and in the classroom, and shows how parents and professionals can work together for success Includes a wealth of exercises for promoting social and emotional wellbeing, along with tips, tools, and coverage of new developments such as computer-assisted instruction Written by authors with a wealth of practical and writing experience

Social and Emotional Learning in the Classroom

Author: Kenneth W. Merrell
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606235516
Format: PDF, ePub
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This highly engaging, eminently practical book provides essential resources for implementing social and emotional learning (SEL) in any K–12 setting. Numerous vivid examples illustrate the nuts and bolts of this increasingly influential approach to supporting students' mental health, behavior, and academic performance. Helpful reproducibles are included. The authors offer clear-cut guidance on how to: *Choose the right SEL program for a particular school. *Teach SEL concepts to students, teachers, and administrators. *Weave SEL into the classroom curriculum to boost academic success. *Adapt interventions for culturally and linguistically diverse students and those with special needs. *Monitor outcomes and maximize the quality of interventions. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by T. Chris Riley-Tillman.

Emotional Health and Well Being

Author: Helen Cowie
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1848605587
Format: PDF, Docs
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`This publication is a valuable and timely contribution to the current investigations into the behaviours of children and young people that impact on their emotional health. The book will serve as a practical guide for schools addressing the problem as they see it, the case studies vividly illustrating situations and behaviours that teachers will readily recognise. This is a well structured book. [It] deserves to be read and can serve as a source of information on how various behaviours have been defined, investigated and addressed. It will be of value to any school, much more than a topical or interesting read but as the basis of an institutional response to a problem seriously affecting educational achievement for individuals and schools. It would particularly serve as a stimulus to in-service training for teachers and support staff' - George Varnava, Young Minds Magazine 'Each of the authors has considerable relevant expertise so the text is rich both in research data and examples, including case studies, from their experience. Readers will find a wealth of practical advice and encouragement that is balanced by the acknowledgement of the limitations of individual interventions and the potential costs, overt and hidden, of each one. A whole-school approach is advocated and exemplified, including schools that have considered the needs of the staff' - Child and Adolescent Mental Health `This work would be of use throughout all age ranges as the different problems and strategies are very easily accessible with a lot of proven, practical support. Professor Cowie and her colleagues have produced a valuable tool for use in all schools on both micro and macro level' - Education Review `The book is an impressive and useful handbook of advice and resources. More than that, because it presents so much evidence, it's able to show, rather than tell, how schools can improve life for their pupils and teachers' - Gerald Haigh, TES Friday Magazine `This book is recommended for the wealth of practical information it contains about strategies that can help young people in distress' - Youth Studies Australia Secondary school is the place where young people are most constrained, observed and challenged to develop. This is not necessarily a stress free process, either for the young person, or for teachers and parents. This book describes behaviours, both disruptive and secretive, which indicates emotional distress. It looks at both the risk factors and the protective factors involved in emotional health, and addresses the impact of issues such as bullying, social exclusion, loss and bereavement. The authors show what schools can do to develop practices grounded in knowledge about the mental health issues which relate to young people. In an accessible way, they present a range of strategies which practitioners have shown to be effective. They focus especially on methods and policies, which have been scientifically evaluated, or which are considered best practice. Issues and interventions are illustrated throughout with case studies drawn from the authors' own practice and experience. Each of the authors has a long-standing interest in ways of creating supportive environments to prevent distress and to facilitate resilience in the young. This book is essential reading for secondary school teachers, educational psychologists, education welfare officers and all those with pastoral care responsibilities.

Promoting Health in Schools

Author: Emma Croghan
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446234738
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Covering all aspects of health and wellbeing including physical, emotional and social health, this book will help schools to encourage children to make positive life choices. It links directly to Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and the National Healthy Schools Standard, and there are lots of: - photocopiable resources - lesson plans - case studies of good practice - useful forms, which can be adapted to suit your setting. This book is full of practical guidance on all aspects of PSHE, including dealing with bullying and family disharmony, and how to encourage good hygiene. Drawing directly from her experience as a school nurse and independent nurse consultant, Emma Croghan provides a clear framework for teachers, school nurses and education professionals to work together. Headteachers, class teachers, School Nurses and PSHE Co-ordinators wishing to attain the National Healthy Schools Standard will find this book essential reading.

Promoting Mental Emotional and Social Health

Author: Katherine Weare
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415168755
Format: PDF, Docs
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Schools are now seen as being one of the key agents which can help redress society's most fundamental problems, create more cohesive communities and promote citizenship and a sense of social conscience in the young. Promoting Mental, Emotional and Social Health: A Whole School Approach provides a clear and practical overview of ways in which mainstream schools can promote the health of all those who work and learn in them. Supported by the latest new evidence from the UK and Europe as well as findings from the USA, it outlines and examines: * evidence that social and emotional learning and academic achievement can go hand in hand and that the same key factors underlie both happy and effective schools * the areas of school life that are the key to promoting social and affective health, including relationships with families and the community, management and the curriculum * the competencies that we all need to become more emotionally literate and relate to more effectively.