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Stand in My Shoes: Kids Learning About Empathy by Bob Sornson Ph.D. #books This book teaches young children the value of noticing how other people feel.

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Making Friends Is an Art!

relationship-building skills for children


Pure, powerful, and deceptively simple, best-selling author and illustrator Peter H. Reynolds reminds us that children — and the friendships they make — can take flight in unexpected ways. With a strong anti-bullying message, I'm Here teaches children to stand up for others who may not seem to belong.


Giraffes Can't Dance- A great book for teaching diversity and acceptance. This blog also offers a link with great activities for teaching diversity, acceptance, and bully prevention.


Wilma Jean the Worry Machine by Julia Cook #books The goal of the book is to give children the tools needed to feel more in control of their anxiety.


Mr. George Baker (a 100 year old man) learns to read alongside a 7 year-old. Making inferences, show not tell... and the blog includes lesson ideas and the Reading Rainbow video. ~ g. ertel


Show Me the Strategies, compiled by Donna Sears and Linda Stewart, is an UNBELIEVABLY comprehensive list of strategies that can be used throughout lessons, beginning, middle and end. These strategies are meant to keep students interested, engaged and learning.