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Social Emotional Booklist: SEL

Booklist Organized by SEL Concept


"Literature and the arts have always been fuel for the heart, mind, and imagination. When we read, view, or listen to stories, we show greater kindness and willingness to cooperate, are more empathetic, and understand how others may react in a situation. After all, we are storytelling creatures. Our brains are neurologically hardwired for stories, and a story-rich life is one key to building strong social-emotional learning (SEL) skills."

~Katie Egan Cunningham, author of Start with Joy: Designing Literacy Instruction for Student Happiness


SELF-AWARENESS: The abilities to understand one’s own emotions, thoughts, and values and how they influence behavior across contexts.

SELF-MANAGEMENT: The abilities to manage one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors effectively in different situations and to achieve goals and aspirations.

RESPONSIBLE DECISION MAKING: The abilities to make caring and constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions across diverse situations.

RELATIONSHIP SKILLS: The abilities to establish and maintain healthy and supportive relationships and to effectively navigate settings with diverse individuals and groups.

SOCIAL AWARENESS: The abilities to understand the perspectives of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and contexts


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