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Social & Emotional Issues - Teacher Resources

Help develop your students' social skills, emotional skills, and quality of character. These printables, lessons, and other resources will supply guidelines and advice for addressing social and emotional issues. You'll find literature guides that deal with friendship, love, and bullying, advice on conflict-resolution, tips for talking to your students about war, death, and violence, help with understanding your students' development and social skills, and many other cross-curricular activities to use in your classroom. From writing to math, we have plenty of resources to help you deal with your students' social and emotional issues.


My Friend Writing Printable
Feeling Words Chart
Similar and Different
Resolving Conflicts
My Side of the Mountain
Island of the Blue Dolphins Activities
Facial Expressions Chart
More Popular Social/Emotional Printables

Lesson Plans

Many Ways to Resolve Conflict
Acting Out Conflict
Similar and Different
Talk It Out Together
Table Manners
What's So Bad or Good About Conflict?
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Resolution Vocabulary
Dwight D. Eisenhower's Little Rock Response
Fourth Grade Basic Skills
Drug Use by Americans, 12 Years and Older
Second Grade Basic Skills
Third Grade Basic Skills
Fifth Grade Basic Skills
More Social/Emotional References

Conflict Resolution Resources

Popular Conflict Resolution Resources
Exploring the Nature of Conflict
Responding to Conflict Amongst Young Children
Five Styles of Handling Children's Conflicts
Picture the Conflict
Controversial Issues: Conflicts in Society
Survey About Conflict and Me
More Popular Conflict Resolution Resources

Bullying Resources

Dealing with Technology in the Classroom
Socially Inappropriate Behaviors
Shooter Reading Guide
Bully-Proof Your Classroom
Cyberbullying: The Downside of New Media Technology
A Guide to Teaching Terry Trueman's Cruise Control, Inside Out, and Stuck in Neutral
Touching Spirit Bear and Ghost of Spirit Bear Reading Guide
Bullying Prevention Resources
Discussion Guide to Bystander
Fight Bullying With Books!: A Guide for Teachers, Librarians, Parents and Caregivers
Adam Canfield, Watch Your Back! Discussion Guide
Pledge to Play Nice! Children's Literature Activities
Dork in Disguise, Dork on the Run, and Midsummer Night's Dork Teaching Guide
Think Twice, Play Nice: Using the Power of Children's Literature to Take a Stand Against Bullying
Educator's Guide to the World of Patricia Polacco
Cyber Bullying: A Guide for Teachers
Bluefish Classroom Ideas
Educator's Guide for Playground
Discussion Guide for Emma-Jean Books by Lauren Tarshis
Laws Against School Bullying

Feelings & Emotions

Intervention Strategies for Suicide
Talking With Children About War and Violence In the World
Tess of the D'Urbervilles Literature Guide
Emotion Similes
Bully-Proof Your Classroom
Tess's Tree Literature Guide
Background Information -- Understanding Different Points of View
More Popular Resources on Feelings & Emotions

Social Skills

Positive Classroom Behavior
Class Meetings
Talk It Out Together
It Could Happen to You
The Golden Rule
What About Fighting?
What Is a Peaceable Classroom?
More Popular Resources on Social Skills

Dealing with Death

Death and the Grief Reaction Process
If I Stay and Where She Went Discussion Guide
Wintergirls Discussion Guide
Defense Mechanisms Used to Cope With Death
Common Strategies Used to Cope With Death
A Monster Calls Discussion Guide
The Leanin' Dog Reading Guide
September 11, 2001: Attack on New York City Teacher's Guide
After the Wreck, I Picked Myself Up, Spread My Wings, and Flew Away Reading Guide
Strays Discussion Guide
Development of a Child's Understanding of Death
Ways to Help Others Grieve
Relationship Between Crisis and Special Education
Impact of Death on Students with Exceptionalities
Intervention Strategies for Terminal Illness
Remembering Mrs. Rossi Teacher's Guide
Milo: Sticky Notes and Brain Freeze Discussion Guide
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town Common Core Teacher's Guide
The Secret Hum of a Daisy Common Core Educator's Guide
How It Went Down Common Core Teacher's Guide

Literature & Social/Emotional Issues Connected

Maniac Magee Literature Guide
The Taming of the Shrew
A Tale of Two Cities
Poptropica Teaching Guide: Mythology Island
The Little Engine That Could: Activity Booklet
Seedfolks Teacher's Guide
Silas Marner
More Popular Literature Resources for Social/Emotional Issues

Art & Social/Emotional Issues Connected

Cooperation Quilt
Friends Are Fun! Bulletin Board
Build a Friend
Friends Across the Wall
Changing Feelings
Build Your Own Train
More Art Activities about Social/Emotional Issues

History & Social Studies Resources

Feeling Words Chart
Maniac Magee Literature Guide
The Middle Ages: Life on a Manor Activity Packet
Table Manners
Katie Kazoo: Talk About Friendship and Jealousy
Rosa Parks Coloring Page
More Popular History & Social Studies Resources for Emotional Issues

Science & Social/Emotional Issues Connected

Disasters – Natural and Unnatural
Left-Handers Are All Right
Healthy Teeth
Animal Survival Instincts
Reading Guide for The Underneath
Hurricane Resource: Storm Surge
Edible Wild Plants
More Science Resources on Social & Emotional Issues

Discussing Natural Disasters

Intervention Strategies for Disaster
Hurricane Resource: Storm Surge
Flooding Safety
Hurricane Resource: High Winds
Hurricane Song Discussion Guide
Disaster Supply Kit
Family Disaster Plan
More Natural Disasters Resources for Teachers

Language Arts & Social/Emotional Issues Connected

Feeling Words Chart
Morse Code
Table Manners
Friendly Interview
Pygmalion Teacher's Guide
Remembering Names
Sign It, Don't Say It
More Language Arts Resources on Social & Emotional Issues

Writing & Social/Emotional Issues Connected

My Personal Goals
Emotion Similes
Daily Journal Topics: Friends Forever
I'd Prefer... (Solving Conundrums)
What is Friendship?
"Flowers of Love" Thank You Writing Activity
An Interview with a Friend
More Writing Activities on Social & Emotional Issues

Related Resources

Suicide Prevention and Awareness Resources
Drug Prevention Resources
Eating Disorders Prevention and Awareness Resources

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