Social Emotional Learning

Classroom/Curriculum Resources


SEL 287 Resources

Mental Health Intervention Tip Sheets (PDF)

Crisis Support Contacts

Mental Health Co-located Partners (PDF)

Social/Emotional Curriculum Resources (PDF)

SEL Literacy List for Academic Integration (PDF)

Essential Questions

There are many recognized behavior modification/intervention programs used in schools today.  Deciphering the differences between these programs can be difficult.  The six linked documents below contain answers to the same set of questions to better assist you in deciphering the specifics of each of the progams.   

Restorative Practices (PDF)

Responsive Classroom (PDF)

Nurtured Heart (PDF)

Love and Logic (Parenting and Classroom Management Strategy) (PDF)

Judicious Discipline (PDF)

Collaborative Problem Solving, by Ross W. Greene - The Collaborative Problem Solving Approach (PDF)

Recommended Reading for Educators

This is Your Brain on Happiness (from Oprah Magazine, March 2008) (PDF)

Educational Leadership Article (by Judy Willis, Spring 2007) (PDF)

Mindful Kids Peaceful Schools (by Jill Suttie, Greater Good Summer 2007) (PDF)

Scientific American Mind (September, October, 2012) (PDF)

 

External Web Links

Brain Based Learning and Education

Dr. Daniel Amen
Dr. Daniel Amen is a psychiatrist who specializes in children and brain imaging. He provides clinics as well as many other forms of online resources related to psychiatric disorders.

Jensen Learning
This site is an extensive composition of articles, PowerPoint's, books, and many training / workshop opportunities. Its purpose is to better equip educators to foster better learners out of their students.

Character Education

Character Education and Life Skills Lessons
Offering Unique, Affordable, Compelling Online Resources to Help Educators and Parents Change Lives.

Chemical Health

Minnesota Association of Resources for Recovery and Chemical Health (MARRCH-school section)
MARRCH is a membership association that aims to collect research and raise awareness regarding the dangers surrounding chemical dependence. Its ultimate goal is to not only raise awareness but to assist professionals in providing the best care possible to those who suffer from substance abuse.

Prevention-Smart Parents
A free E-Learning Resource for Parents to Protect Children From Drug Misuse.


Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

This organization is apart of the United States Department of Health and Human Services and provides information and resources to help individuals and their families affected by substance abuse and/or mental illness.

Children's Mental Health

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
This organization works to educate those affected by youth mental illnesses and the general public through research projects and other informational tools.

Center of Excellence in Children's Mental Health - University of Minnesota
This web resource is designed to create an effective flow of information between University of Minnesota scientists and education practitioners. It also serves as an up-to-date source of primary information on children's mental health.

Common Sense Media - Family
Family Movie Reviews, Movie Rental Reviews, Family Movies, TV Reviews, Website Reviews, Music CD Reviews, and Video Game Reviews.

Emotional Training Helps Kids Fight Depression by Alison Aubrey


Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health

This organization strives to assist children with mental illness and their families achieve a higher quality of life.

Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health
MACMH provides not only informational resources but various other services constructed to assist children with mental illness and their families.

Minnesota Department of Human Services - Children's Mental
This division of the Minnesota Department of Human Services is dedicated to providing the best care and support for children with severe mental/emotional disabilities.

NAMI
National Alliance on Mental Illness

National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health
This is a division of Georgetown University's Department of Pediatrics that strives to surface the many social issues that are affecting children of today while offering a variety of programs to support and assist those children who suffer from a mental illness.

Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health
Conducts new research and synthesizes existing research to comprise consulting packages and training seminars for educators, governmental organizations, social agencies, advocates, etc.

Research and Training Center of Family Support and Children's Mental Health
This research center helps bridge gaps between children with mental illness and their families and government, educational, and social services that may be beneficial for the child's specific needs.

General SEL Resources

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (Training Modules)
modules designed based on input gathered during focus groups with program administrators, T/TA providers, early educators, and family members about the types and content of training that would be most useful in addressing the social-emotional needs of young children.

Jill Kuzma's Social Thinking Weblog
This is a site created for the families and students Jill works with at Westview Elementary School in Apple Valley, MN as well as teachers and speech language pathologists who work with students on Social Thinking skills. Visitors to this site will find teaching tools to download and use themselves, tips for promoting pragmatic language and social-emotional skill success at home, and other useful links and resources.

Instructional Interventions

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Addresses many of the aspects of teaching and provides strategies to help educators reach all children effectively.

Center for Collaborative Problem Solving
This site is a conduit to information regarding the Collaborative Problem Solving approach that is designed to help educators, parents, and other practitioners effectively control and discipline difficult children.

Intervention Central
This site is designed to offer resources for teachers and parents geared towards promoting positive classroom behavior and effective learning.

National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center
This organization is dedicated to providing easy access to a variety of materials relating to early childhood development and intervention.

What Works Clearinghouse (US Department of Education)
The WWC provides only the most reliable intervention research and programs aimed specifically at modifying educational practices and policies

Linking Health and Learning

The American Association for Health Education
The AAHE envisions health education as a dynamic collaborative process directed at protecting, improving, and promoting the health of all people.

American Indian Health
This website is designed specifically to bring together a list of resources that are specific to the health and needs of American Indians.

American School Health Association
ASHA involves the many organizations involved in the educational system to work toward teaching students healthy habits thereby enriching their overall education.

Minnesota Department of Education - Linking Health and Learning
This webpage is specifically geared towards surfacing the direct correlations between healthy behavioral habits and learning. It also provides resources regarding education and prevention services to help ensure the safety and health of children.

National Assembly on School Based Health Care
This program is dedicated to ensuring health care for all students based on the principals that healthy lifestyles are linked to finer educations.

National Association for Sport and Physical Education
This profit membership organization promotes sports and general physical education as a crucial part of children's education.

Mental Health Interventions

Intervention Central
This site is designed to offer resources for teachers and parents geared towards promoting positive classroom behavior and effective learning.

Mental Health America
This website provides a thorough and extensive list of links specific to various mental illnesses while also providing links within each mental illness webpage designed specifically for the general public's needs.

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
PBIS is dedicated to providing the most current and reliable data relating to behavioral intervention across a range of age levels. Its ultimate goal is to provide assistance to the education process by supplementing current disciplinary practices with innovative techniques and adaptations.

William Glasser
Dr. William Glasser provides training in behavioral and educational sciences.

Mental Health Disorder Intervention Tip Sheets
Tips from the Minnesota Department of Education

Mental Health in Schools

Attention Deficit Disorder Association
This site provides focused and thorough information and resources about ADD.

Center for School Mental Health Assistance
This website is a link to the University of Maryland's School of Mental Health. Its primary goal is to serve the community by analyzing and deciphering recent research about mental health practices in schools.

National Alliance on Mental Illness
This is the official website of NAMI which provides information on mental illness and the progression of research targeting the eradication of all mental illnesses.

National Institute of Mental Health
This is a government run site that includes links to other related websites, informational resources, participation opportunities and general information about various mental illnesses.

School Mental Health Project - UCLA
This program helps schools and educators provide better social emotional support for students who require special assistance due to mental illness by analyzing research and making it available to educators.

Movement and Learning

Pumping Up The Brain - CBS News Video
Researchers are finding that exercise can not only keep you fit, but make you smarter. A school in Illinois has developed a program that gets students moving and learning. Debbye Turner Bell reports.

Life Long Music Making

School Counselors

American School Counselor Association
This website provides a platform for school counselors to help students excel in their academic, social and career development. ASCA is equipped to provide professional development, publications and other research to further expand and centralize resources for school counselors.

Minnesota School Counselors Association (MSCA)
MSCA provides various services for school counselors in Minnesota. It is responsible for awards ceremonies honoring outstanding counselors in the state as well as many other events/opportunities to help foster the development of present and future school counselors.

School Nurses

National Association of School Nurses
The National Association of School Nurses provides a website that includes an exhaustive list of resources for school nurses. The website provides links to affiliated groups, continuing education literature, Journal of School Nursing, and various other research and information.

School Nurse Organization of Minnesota (SNOM)
This website is a direct link to SNOM and provides users with an opportunity to review the goals and duties of school nurses. It also serves as a conduit to related links, research, and resources.

School Psychologists

Minnesota School Psychologist Association (MSPA)
The MSPA provides membership to school psychologists and provides an extensive list of resources to help provide the best research and support programs to date. The association also sponsors conferences in which members have a chance to attend and hear current and pending developments highly related to school psychology.

National Association of School Psychologists
This national association is dedicated to furthering and enriching education through the effective and thorough support of students by school psychologists. This site provides research, related links, details about conventions and membership opportunities to school psychologists across the nation.

School Social Work

Minnesota School Social Worker Association (MSSWA)
The MSSWA serves as a comprehensive reference guide for both school social work practitioners and school administrators. This website has been developed by the MSSWA but in collaboration with the Minnesota Department of Education to help ensure it provides the most current and useful resources.

National Association of Social Workers
This website is home to the National Association of Social Workers and provides various opportunities and information across the country.

School Social Worker Association of America
This organization in dedicated to enhancing the educational process through professionalism in school social work. This website provides useful and related materials regarding upcoming events sponsored by the association, current research and other related resources.

Special Education

The Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning
C.A.S.E.L. works with both scientists and educators to provide and highlight the most prominent and applicable research relating to social, emotional, and academic learning. The literature covers studies relevant from the preschool level through high school.

IDEAdata.org
This web site provides public access to the most recent data about children with disabilities served under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

Minnesota Department of Education - Special Education
This webpage provides a centralized location for a variety of resources, support and updates specifically pertaining to Special Education in Minnesota.

Minnesota Department of Health - Minnesota Children with Special Health Needs
This website provides an extensive list of links to a variety of materials pertaining to research and other information regarding children with special needs. This website is valuable because it is organized by the categories of needs that children may have.

National Center for Learning Disabilities
Expansive site that includes a range of informational resources and various online publications that includes all age levels and all types of disabilities.

National Center on Secondary Education and Transition
This website is dedicated to providing information on issues concerning students in special education and general information and links pertaining to children with disabilities.

Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (Based in MN)
PACER works to provide the educational systems, government agencies, and parents the necessary information and assistance to help ensure a fair and free education for all children nationwide.

Special Education Resources
This website solely consists of links to other websites and articles pertaining to resources for parents, children and educators.

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI)
This is a resource for students who are blind/visually impaired. Social Interaction Skills Curricula and Resources.

US Department of Education
This site offers US Department of Education publications and teaching resources covering a range of interest.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Intermediate District 287
Social/Emotional Learning
1820 N Xenium Lane
Plymouth, MN 55441

763.550.7111

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