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Reading for Relationship Building: Texts that Transcend Trauma

Written by // Emily Rozmus Wednesday, 04 April 2018

Divorce. Emotional abuse. Neglect. Natural disasters. Poverty. Separation. Violence. Most teachers will agree that they encounter students who display the behaviors caused by severe trauma in their classrooms. Trauma is epidemic.

Reading for Relationship Building: Texts that Transcend Trauma

INFOhio Loves Reading: Using Connected Texts to Inspire Empathy

Written by // Emily Rozmus Wednesday, 31 January 2018

One of the best ways to teach children to understand the feelings and thoughts of others is by using picture books in the classroom. 

INFOhio Loves Reading: Using Connected Texts to Inspire Empathy

Your Weekend Playlist for Professional Growth: Feelings

Written by // Erica Clay Friday, 26 January 2018

The weekend is almost here! It's time to kick back and relax. But we think that the weekend is also the perfect time to get your professional growth on. We're not talking about parking yourself in front of a computer or sticking your nose in a scholarly journal. Instead, we're giving you a weekend playlist for professional growth. So plop down on the couch and turn on your TV, or tune in while you're in your car, or listen on your phone while you go for a walk—and get ready to grow professionally!

Social Emotional Learning Happens in Your Library

Written by // Erica Clay Friday, 07 April 2017

As we mentioned in a previous post, social-emotional learning is trending lately. That may be related to language in the Every Student Succeeds Act that makes provisions for schools to count social and emotional growth toward their improvement strategies. To see how  this topic is making the news, try a search on your favorite social media platform for one of these:

  • #SocialEmotionalLearning
  • #SEL
  • #mindfulness

Texts that Support Social and Emotional Learning

Written by // Erica Clay Friday, 10 February 2017

With Valentine's Day approaching, it's a great time to talk to your elementary students about all kinds of healthy emotions and feelings, and treating others with kindness and respect. Use the entire week of Valentine's Day to boost your students' social and emotional learning. A recent emphasis on social and emotional learning may be related to language in the Every Student Succeeds Act that makes provisions for schools to count social and emotional growth toward their improvement strategies.