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The SEL Solution

The SEL Solution

Integrate Social and Emotional Learning into Your Curriculum and Build a Caring Climate for All


Research shows that a socially-emotionally supportive setting is the solution to increasing student achievement. The SEL Solution helps students and adults master critical social-emotional skills, encourages student leadership, provides effective and compassionate behavior management strategies, and increases student success.

Based on William Glasser’s Choice Theory, the book shows educators how to integrate lessons on empathy, cooperation, self-regulation, leadership, and a range of other social-emotional learning topics into the school day and into social studies and language arts curriculum. This book provides dozens of strategies that are classroom tested and proven successful. Both fun and easy-to-use, these lessons and activities provide everything needed to create a positive school culture.

For use by teachers, counselors, coaches, principals, and other educators, the strategies in this book provide a plan for engaging the whole school community in identifying, celebrating, and sustaining its positive values. Digital content includes customizable forms from the book and a PDF presentation for professional development.
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ISBN: 978-1-63198-437-2
Audience: Teachers and administrators, K–12
Trim Size: 8.5" x 11"
Page Count: 200
Digital Content: Includes customizable forms from the book and a PDF presentation for use in professional development
Praise for the previous edition of The SEL Solution

The School Climate Solution is a valuable resource for educators to use in classrooms or throughout a school. Erwin provides a blueprint for establishing a positive school climate and includes step-by-step instructions in how to involve various stakeholders to implement a supportive and effective school atmosphere.”—School Administrator magazine

“One of the strengths of School Climate Solution is its dual focus. Erwin offers strategies and plans for both whole school and single classroom environments, making this a good handbook for almost any educator at any level of influence. The practical nature of the text makes it ideal for group study or action-based work with a school improvement committee or other professional learning community.”—MiddleWeb

“Jon Erwin has been a consistent voice for innovation and rationality in education. He understands, from very practical experience as an educator and as a consultant and trainer, what schools should be. This book is another great contribution from his unique perspective, focusing on school climate and its constituent parts. All schools need to take these ideas very seriously.”—Marvin W. Berkowitz, Ph.D., Sanford N. McDonnell Professor of Character Education
Emotional Intelligence in ELA and Social Studies: Integrating Social-Emotional Learning into the Curriculum in Ways that Satisfy State Standards
A Free Webinar with Jonathan C. Erwin, M.A.

Join Free Spirit’s edWeb community, Social-Emotional Learning, Positive Behavior, and Student Achievement, to take a short quiz based on the webinar below and earn a free CE credit.

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