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Educational LeadershipOctober 2015 / Volume 73, Number 2Emotionally Healthy Kids
The Seven Habits of Highly Affective TeachersRick Wormeli How to respond constructively to emotional needs and equip students to do the same.
Secrets of the Teenage Brain: A Conversation with Frances E. Jensen Deborah Perkins-GoughA neuroscientist describes brain development during the crucial teen years.
Emotions Matter Marc A. Brackett and Dena SimmonsPaying attention to emotions can improve our health, our relationships, and the way we teach and learn.
How Self Control Drives Student AchievementLaurence Steinberg Change the high school experience, this author argues, and we will narrow the “self-control gap” that impedes student success.
Five Practices That Provoke MisbehaviorEric Toshalis Vague rules, open seating policies, and hearing adults reciting “scripts” —all inadvertently cause student resistance, stress, and acting out.
How Not To Be a Mountain TrollJeffrey Benson Emotionally vulnerable kids may feel guarded around all adults. Here’s how to gain their trust.
Rx for Mental HealthJohn E. Desrochers A school that instituted a social and emotional learning program had academic gains as well.
Special Topic: ADHD: From Stereotype to Science Thomas E. BrownAn update on an impairment that affects how students get motivated and organized.
The Five Literacies of Mindful LearningDaniel Rechtschaffen and Taylor RechtschaffenWays to teach students to manage emotions and tap into energy and concentration.
Self-Injury: What Educators Need to KnowSylvia J. Krinsky and Nancy RappaportHow to help students who cut themselves.
The Skill-Building Lens: Helping Students with Behavior ChallengesJessica Minahan and Diana BakerStrategies for teaching persistence, flexible thinking, self-regulation, social interaction, and more.
Being Human in the ClassroomCarol Ann Tomlinson The calling of a teacher is to encourage students to develop good minds and good hearts.
COLUMNS / DEPARTMENTS
Perspectives / Meltdowns and BreakthroughsMarge Scherer
Research Says / Promising, But Incomplete, Results for MindfulnessBryan Goodwin An exploration of the potential of mindfulness programs.
Show & Tell: A Video Column/Hope-Building SchoolsDoug Fisher and Nancy FreyPractices and procedures that build engagement and optimism. Watch the video.
The Techy Teacher / Creating a Safe Digital SpaceCatlin TuckerHere’s how kids can crowdsource their own do’s and don’ts for text messaging.
Principal Connection / What’s an Instructional Leader?Thomas R. HoerrIf being a lead learner doesn’t mean principals know the most, what does it mean?
One to Grow On / Intersections: Emotional Health and LearningCarol Ann TomlinsonLearning only happens when a learner is in a “learning condition.”
Tell Me About/ How You Help Your Students Support One Another
ASCD Community in Action
Index to Advertisers
EL Takeaways / Seven Reminders About Emotional Health
What Research Says About SextingElizabeth Englander When is sexting harassment? and other questions to discuss with kids.
Social-Emotional Learning and Academics: Better TogetherMike AndersonWhy social and emotional learning is integral to all instruction and not something to fit in around the edges.
Is This Student Safe at School?Nancy Rappaport and Justine WittenauerHow to assess behavior that seems threatening as well as how to support troubled kids.
EL Study GuideTeresa Preston
Inservice Guest BloggerJeffrey Benson
EL InterviewAllison Zmuda discusses how to demonstrate faith in students’ ability to learn.
As we learn more about what drives and supports students, social-emotional learning has become a growing area of interest in schools. But what does SEL look like in practice? The October 2018 Educational Leadership examines how educators and schools are integrating SEL into the curriculum, and how schools are measuring its impact.