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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.


Feeling Words Chart
My Friend Writing Printable
Similar and Different
Facial Expressions Chart
Paper Towns Discussion Guide
Cyber Bullying: A Guide for Teachers
Morse Code
More Popular Social/Emotional Printables

Lesson Plans

Acting Out Conflict
Remembering Names
Many Ways to Resolve Conflict
Similar and Different
Talk It Out Together
Follow Me Freeze
More Social/Emotional Lesson Plans


Resolution Vocabulary
Second Grade Basic Skills
Third Grade Basic Skills
Hurricane Resource: Storm Surge
Behavioral and Social Interventions
Drug Use by Americans, 12 Years and Older
Alcohol-Related Traffic Fatalities on Holidays, 2003
More Social/Emotional References

Conflict Resolution Resources

Resolving Conflicts
Popular Conflict Resolution Resources
Exploring the Nature of Conflict
What's So Bad or Good About Conflict?
Responding to Conflict Amongst Young Children
Five Styles of Handling Children's Conflicts
Picture the Conflict
More Popular Conflict Resolution Resources

Bullying Resources

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

Feelings & Emotions

Art and the World Around Us
Galactic Hot Dogs Teaching Guide: Episodes 5-8
Background Information -- Understanding Different Points of View
Intervention Strategies for Suicide
Talking With Children About War and Violence In the World
Emotion Similes
Changing Feelings
More Popular Resources on Feelings & Emotions

Social Skills

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

Dealing with Death

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

Literature & Social/Emotional Issues Connected

Maniac Magee Literature Guide
My Side of the Mountain
Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out Discussion Guide
Island of the Blue Dolphins Activities
Poptropica Teaching Guide: Mythology Island
The Taming of the Shrew
A Tale of Two Cities
More Popular Literature Resources for Social/Emotional Issues

Art & Social/Emotional Issues Connected

Friends Are Fun! Bulletin Board
Build Your Own Train
Cooperation Quilt
Build a Friend
Friends Across the Wall
Helper Coupons
Then and Now: A Picture of Me
More Art Activities about Social/Emotional Issues

History & Social Studies Resources

Exploring Cultural Points of View
Table Manners
Cooperation Cards
Katie Kazoo: Talk About Friendship and Jealousy
The Middle Ages: Life on a Manor Activity Packet
Poptropica Teaching Guide: 24 Carrot Island
Hunger and Malnutrition
More Popular History & Social Studies Resources for Emotional Issues

Science & Social/Emotional Issues Connected

Disasters – Natural and Unnatural
Healthy Teeth
Hurricane Song Discussion Guide
Reading Guide for The Underneath
Left-Handers Are All Right
How Are We Different?
Hurricane Resource: High Winds
More Science Resources on Social & Emotional Issues

Discussing Natural Disasters

Intervention Strategies for Disaster
Family Disaster Plan
Disaster Supply Kit
Flooding Safety
More Natural Disasters Resources for Teachers

Language Arts & Social/Emotional Issues Connected

Friendly Interview
The Words You Speak
Table Manners Scoring Rubric
Friendship Listening Center
Sign It, Don't Say It
A Katie Kazoo Collection
Pygmalion Teacher's Guide
More Language Arts Resources on Social & Emotional Issues

Writing & Social/Emotional Issues Connected

Friends: Same/Different
I'd Prefer... (Solving Conundrums)
Understanding Discrimination
What is Friendship?
Be a Peacemaker
Gun Safety—What Would You Do?
How Do You Feel?
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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