Social Emotional Learning

ParentsHelping Parents Helping Parents [web resource]

ParentsHelping(PHP) helps families who have children of any age with special needs.

PHP’s mission is to help children and adults with special needs receive the support and services they need to reach their full potential by providing information, training, and resources to build strong families and improve systems of care. Read more ›

CEC Logo Council for Exceptional Children [web resource]

CEC LogoThe Council for Exceptional Children is a professional association of educators dedicated to advancing the success of children with exceptionalities. Read more ›

Community Ed Session Growing Up Male: It’s Not Easy [presentation]

Which emotions do you associate with males that define masculinity? How well do you handle emotions such as sadness, frustration, vulnerability, shame, or fear?

This presentation discusses emotional development and the emotional development of boys and men. Learn about some of the myths regarding emotional development and how parents can help their sons to both express and manage emotions. Read more ›

Community Ed Session Dyslexia and Learning Differences: Signs and Classroom Strategies [presentation]

In this class for educators, Lisa Parnello, MEd, DP and Sand Hill Teacher & Instructional Coach Valerie Stephens discuss learning differences (LD) and their signs, the social-emotional impacts of LD, and classroom strategies that work. Read more ›

Community Ed Session The Teenage Brain and Parenting with a Growth Mindset [presentation]

Project Cornerstone’s programs and services help individuals and communities build a web of support around young people so that they grow into healthy, caring and responsible adults.

Anne Ehresman, LCSW, Executive Director of Project Cornerstone presents this class in which she reviews adolescent brain development, Read more ›

Community Ed Session Seven Habits of Happiness [presentation]

Project Happiness teaches proven habits to increase daily happiness and to increase resilience for coping with life’s many twists and turns. Find out how to bring more happiness into your life with this presentation by Project Happiness’s founder Randy Taran. Read more ›

parent-toolkit Tips for Parents on Social & Emotional Development [web resource]

parent-toolkitIt may be hard at this age to engage your child in a long discussion about emotions, but taking a couple of minutes a day to ask “What made you feel good today?” or “Did anything upset you today?” is a great way to show you care. Try to avoid questions that will get a “yes” or “no” answer to create more conversation.

Even if there isn’t always a discussion started, simply by providing daily interactions around your child’s emotions you’re creating an environment where your child knows he can talk to you. This will make him more likely to talk to you when he is ready to, or really needs to. Read more ›

Community Ed Session Social Emotional Learning: Best Practices [presentation]

In this presentation for educators, Sand Hill School’s Nick Ratcliff and Elaine Antipuesto explain the five social-emotional (SEL) learning core competencies and review SEL best practices. Read more ›

Community Ed Session Social Emotional Learning for Life Success [presentation]

Social Emotional Learning involves the processes through which people acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. Read more ›

Study Finds Social Skills Can Predict Future Success

A study finds that children who demonstrate more “pro-social” skills — those who share more and who are better listeners — are more likely to have jobs and stay out of trouble as young adults.

New research has tracked children from kindergarten into young adulthood, and it’s found that the most important predictors of long-term success are not intellectual skills but social and emotional ones. Read more ›