The SEL Solution

Integrate Social-Emotional Learning into Your Curriculum and Build a Caring Climate for All

Includes Digital Resources!

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SKU: D171-Net

The SEL Solution provides everything teachers need to create a safe and positive learning environment. With dozens of fun and easy-to-do lessons and activities, educators have a clear path to integrate SEL lessons into social studies and language arts curriculum as well as throughout the school day.

Additional sections for SEL directors and school leaders offer a blueprint for building a school-wide community that:

  • helps students and staff master critical social and emotional skills, like self-awareness, the ability to focus, self-control, self-regulation, the ability to empathize, actively listen, and cooperate
  • engages everyone—kids and adults—in effective, compassionate behavior management strategies
  • increases student success

For use by teachers, counselors, coaches, principals, and other educators, the strategies in The SEL Solution 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.

Written by Jonathan C. Erwin
Paperback ISBN 9781631984372
Grades K-12
200 pages
Release Date August 1, 2019

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Free Spirit Publishing

Jonathan C. Erwin, M.A., has been a secondary English teacher, professional development specialist, college professor, and director of training and curriculum for a federally funded character education program. His previous books include The Classroom of Choice (ASCD, 2004) and Inspiring the Best in Students (ASCD, 2010). Jon is currently an independent educational consultant, a senior faculty member of the William Glasser Institute, and a trained HealthRhythms Facilitator. Jon’s work focuses on providing research-based approaches to teaching, managing, counseling, and training that appeal to intrinsic motivation and help children, adolescents, and adults develop physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially. A musician and martial arts enthusiast, Jon has earned a second degree black belt in karate and a first degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He lives in western New York.

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