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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.


The Secret Hum of a Daisy Common Core Educator's Guide
Feeling Words Chart
My Friend Writing Printable
Similar and Different
The Golden Rule
Friendly Interview
Facial Expressions Chart
More Popular Social/Emotional Printables

Lesson Plans

Remembering Names
Similar and Different
Many Ways to Resolve Conflict
Acting Out Conflict
Exploring the Nature of Conflict
Talk It Out Together
More Social/Emotional Lesson Plans


The Story of Labor Day
Resolution Vocabulary
Second Grade Basic Skills
Sixth Grade Basic Skills
Third Grade Basic Skills
Fifth Grade Basic Skills
Declaration of Sentiments
More Social/Emotional References

Conflict Resolution Resources

Resolving Conflicts
Popular Conflict Resolution Resources
What's So Bad or Good About Conflict?
Responding to Conflict Amongst Young Children
Five Styles of Handling Children's Conflicts
Picture the Conflict
Controversial Issues: Conflicts in Society
More Popular Conflict Resolution Resources

Bullying Resources

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

Feelings & Emotions

Intervention Strategies for Suicide
Background Information -- Understanding Different Points of View
Galactic Hot Dogs Teaching Guide: Episodes 5-8
Emotion Similes
Impact of Death on Students with Exceptionalities
Tess's Tree Literature Guide
Tess of the D'Urbervilles Literature Guide
More Popular Resources on Feelings & Emotions

Social Skills

Positive Classroom Behavior
Class Meetings
Identify the Resolution
Sorting Out Feelings
Follow Me Freeze
Tape Recorder Fight Role Play
The Words You Speak
More Popular Resources on Social Skills

Dealing with Death

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

Literature & Social/Emotional Issues Connected

Island of the Blue Dolphins Activities
Maniac Magee Literature Guide
My Side of the Mountain
Paper Towns Discussion Guide
Seedfolks Teacher's Guide
The Little Engine That Could: Activity Booklet
Silas Marner
More Popular Literature Resources for Social/Emotional Issues

Art & Social/Emotional Issues Connected

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

History & Social Studies Resources

Exploring Cultural Points of View
Left-Handers Are All Right
Cooperation Cards
Table Manners
The Taming of the Shrew
The Misfits Teacher's Guide
Poptropica Teaching Guide: 24 Carrot Island
More Popular History & Social Studies Resources for Emotional Issues

Science & Social/Emotional Issues Connected

Disasters – Natural and Unnatural
Healthy Teeth
How Are We Different?
Edible Wild Plants
Hurricane Resource: Storm Surge
Animal Survival Instincts
More Science Resources on Social & Emotional Issues

Discussing Natural Disasters

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

Language Arts & Social/Emotional Issues Connected

Morse Code
Table Manners Scoring Rubric
Sign It, Don't Say It
Friendship Listening Center
A Katie Kazoo Collection
Pygmalion Teacher's Guide
No English Teacher's Guide
More Language Arts Resources on Social & Emotional Issues

Writing & Social/Emotional Issues Connected

My Personal Goals
I'd Prefer... (Solving Conundrums)
The Middle Ages: Life on a Manor Activity Packet
A Reader's Companion to Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie
Daily Journal Topics: Friends Forever
What is Friendship?
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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