Teaching is no longer only about academics—it has become about educating the whole child. Practical and research-based, this resource empowers teachers, school counselors, psychologists, and social workers to harness their collective power to support learners in their social-emotional lives. Discover how to form teams, navigate group challenges, and collectively pave the pathway to meaningful, purposeful, and sustainable student success.
Use this resource to examine how all educators can work together for maximum positive impact:
Discover how cognitive science and neuroscience can help educators better understand challenging students and plan interventions.
Understand why teams, rather than just groups, matter and how they can achieve true team cohesion through practical advice for connection building and goal setting.
Develop greater sensitivity to the needs of a diverse array of students, and discover ways to build trust, respect, and inclusivity within schools.
Learn how to examine and resist one's own implicit biases.
Gain a deeper understanding of how social-emotional learning (SEL) positively impacts students and classrooms and how to incorporate it into everyday instruction.
Chapter 1: Social-Emotional Risk Factors
Chapter 2: Mindfulness
Chapter 3: Growth Mindset and Resilience
Chapter 4: Trauma-Informed School Practices
Chapter 5: Restorative Practices
Chapter 6: Dysregulated Students and Intervention Implementation
Chapter 7: Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Chapter 8: Safety and Implicit Bias
Chapter 9: Educator Well-Being
Chapter 10: The Future of the Mental Health Professional–Teacher Team
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