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Social-Emotional Learning: Identifying Emotions in Others

Identifying and managing our own emotions is essential to our personal well-being and happiness. Accurately identifying others’ emotions is essential to our social well-being and happiness. Continue reading

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Social-Emotional Learning: Identifying Emotions in Ourselves

Helping children identify and control their emotions is crucial if we want them to be successful. Learn how to equip children with skills designed to identify and control their emotions. Continue reading

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Social-Emotional Learning: Be Emotionally Literate

Telling students, “Be respectful!” or “Be responsible!” and expecting them to immediately comply is as ludicrous as telling them, “Be literate!” and expecting them to instantly read. Similarly, principles such as respect, responsibility, self-control, and empathy need to be taught directly and systematically. Continue reading

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Social-Emotional Learning: Three Ways of Relating

The type of relationship we choose to create with our students and colleagues goes a long way in determining how effective we will be. Do you have an “I-It” relationship with others? Continue reading

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What is Social Emotional Learning and Why Does it Matter?

“Oh, no!” you might say to yourself!  SEL, another educational acronym or abbreviation to go along with ELA, AIS, PD, ESL, GRE, ADHD, ED, PTA, NCLB, SST, SAT, ERIC, GED and literally hundreds of others.  The three-letters alone could be … Continue reading

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Social-Emotional Learning: Identifying Emotions in Others

In a recent article, I focused on an essential aspect of EI (emotional intelligence): being able to accurately identify one’s emotions.  This article addresses why and how to teach young people to attune to others’ emotional states. Identifying and managing our own emotions is essential to our personal well-being and happiness. Accurately identifying… Read More


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Social-Emotional Learning: Identifying Emotions in Ourselves

This article is a follow-up to “What is Social-Emotional Learning and Why Does It Matter,” (which defines SEL and explains the research-based benefits) and “Social-Emotional Learning: Be Emotionally Literate” (which explains how to teach students the prerequisite foundational knowledge.)  This article focuses on why and how to teach young people… Read More


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Social-Emotional Learning: Be Emotionally Literate

Telling students, “Be respectful!” or “Be responsible!” and expecting them to immediately comply is as ludicrous as telling them, “Be literate!” and expecting them to instantly read; or “Be athletic!” and expecting them to promptly become strong and well-coordinated.  As everyone knows, in order to “be literate” one must learn… Read More


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