The Social Emotional Classroom: A New Way to Nurture Students and Understand the Brain

  • 2h 56m
  • Anna-Lisa Mackey, Melissa Ragan
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2022

Learn to implement powerful new learning techniques in your classroom experience

In The Social Emotional Classroom, celebrated educators and authors Anna-Lisa Mackey and Melissa Ragan deliver an insightful, rigorous, and accessible treatment of social emotional learning in education. Using research from the Theory of Constructed Emotion, the authors highlight the relationship between the new view of neurobiology and Social Emotional Learning.

The book connects five key competencies, including self-awareness, social awareness, self-management, responsible decision-making, and relationship skills, to this new understanding of the brain. You'll also learn from:

  • Teacher stories included in each chapter
  • The inclusion of over two decades worth of experience and research in the field of social and emotional learning
  • Instructions and guides for educators to embed social and emotional learning into their everyday practices

Perfect for K-12 educators, principals, superintendents, and other education leaders, The Social Emotional Classroom will also earn a place in the libraries of parents and caregivers who are responsible for young people's day-to-day learning.

About the Author

Anna-Lisa Mackey is the CEO of PATHS Program LLC, a publisher and distributor of award-winning social emotional learning programs for students and teachers. She is an SEL expert with more than 20 years of experience in SEL training, professional development, and student behavior. In addition, she is an international speaker presenting on numerous SEL topics and the host of the Social Emotional Us podcast.

Melissa Ragan (Altadena, CA) is a former high school English teacher and for the past 15 years she has written and delivered professional development resources. She has written for companies like Scholastic, co-created a family engagement program for HMH, and authored a high school transition and social and emotional learning curriculum for an ed tech startup. Melissa has spoken at national conferences on topics focused on English learners, parent engagement, and special education.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Self-Awareness
  • Self-Management
  • Social Awareness
  • Relationship Skills
  • ResponsibleDecision Making
  • SEL for All Students
  • SEL in Every Content Area
  • SEL Lesson Plans and Novel Study Ideas
  • Implementing SEL
  • Advanced SEL Classroom Skills
  • References
  • Resources
  • Epilogue