Inspiring, practical guide on integrating SEL into the curriculum, fostering positive behavior and leadership, and creating a culture of excellence in the classroom and school. Research shows that a socially and emotionally supportive setting is the solution to increasing student achievement. The SEL Solution:
helps students and adults master critical social and emotional skills
encourages student leadership
provides effective and compassionate behavior management strategies
increases student success
Based on William Glasser's Choice Theory, the book shows educators how to integrate lessons on empathy, cooperation, self-regulation, leadership, and a range of other SEL (social and emotional learning) topics into the school day and into social studies and language arts curriculum. This book provides dozens of strategies that are classroom tested and proven successful. Both fun and easy-to-use, these lessons and activities help create and sustain a positive, thriving school culture. For use by teachers, counselors, coaches, principals, and other educators, the strategies in this book provide a plan for engaging the whole school community in identifying, celebrating, and sustaining its positive values. Digital content includes customizable forms from the book and a PDF presentation for professional development.