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Can Emotional Intelligence Be Taught? by Jennifer Kahn, nytimes: So-called noncognitive skills like self-restraint, persistence and self awareness - might actually be better predictors of a person's life trajectory than standard academic measures. #Education #School #Emotional_Intelligence


your mind.

A post on Social Skills

Books with strong characters for girls (not princess books)

The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes. great for teaching that mistakes are ok...and how to learn from mistakes. So great for setting up a positive learning environment. Good for beginning of year

Rachel's Challenge

The Daily 5: Mini Lessons using trade books. Great list!!!


A great story about waiting your turn to speak and listening

'Calm Down Jar' - shake the jar and the child has to watch the jar until the glitter settles. great alternative to using 'time out' as calm down time.

shared norms

i love this

Problem solving

Because we can't expect our kids to do well academically if their needs aren't being met socially and emotionally. Love the Responsive Classroom.

Choice Board