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Natural Resources: Free resources about and for fathers

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This is a collection of free resources about and for fathers. Please note that the use of the term “father” in this document, consistent with Head Start protocol, refers to “fathers and other men who play a significant role in raising a child. This person may be a biological father, adoptive father, or stepfather. He may be a grandfather, another adult male family member, a foster father, a guardian, or a significant other.”
Publication Date
June 2022

Topic: 

  • Family
  • Family Engagement

Resource Type: 

  • Handouts/Tipsheets

Gumdrop: Sesame Street: Common and Colbie Caillat Sing “Belly Breathe” with Elmo

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A fun example of how to teach the emotional regulation strategy of deep breathing to children. For more support in teaching SEL skills from our friends at Sesame Street check out their videos on Empathy, Growth Mindset, Impulse Control, Self-Regulation, Conflict Resolution, and Being an Upstander.

Resource Type: 

  • Video

Fundamentals of SEL

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This Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) website provides information about the importance of social and emotional learning (SEL) in schools. Topics include the research basis for SEL, how SEL supports equity, and CASEL’s widely accepted framework of social and emotional learning competencies.

Resource Type: 

  • Website

Emotional Literacy and Problem Solving for Children

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This brief overview offers ideas and resources for addressing these two components of social emotional learning for young children. To discover additional resources for building the components of SEL for young children through children’s books, access the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations of Early Learning Book Nook.

Resource Type: 

  • Website
  • Handouts/Tipsheets

The Pyramid Model for Promoting Social and Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children

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A great starting point for learning about social emotional competence is the Pyramid Model. This website provides an overview of Pyramid Model organization, tiers, and research, as well as connections to additional resources. Additional resources on key components of teaching social and emotional skills – friendship skills, emotional literacy, self-regulation and anger management, and problem solving – are readily available by using the search feature at the National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations website.

Resource Type: 

  • Website

Why is Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Important? Tips on Implementing SEL Principles at Home, in School, and in the Community

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Social-emotional learning is a broad term referring to how students regulate their emotions, communicate with others, use compassion and empathy to understand the needs of other people, build relationships and make good decisions. This website has evidence about the importance of SEL and links to lots of resources for building social-emotional competence in early elementary students.

Resource Type: 

  • Website
  • Handouts/Tipsheets

“Min Jee’s Lunch": A Read-aloud Video for Young Learners

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Min Jee’s Lunch is a Learning for Justice original children’s story written by author and educator Elizabeth Kleinrock. In this video, narrated by Kleinrock and beautifully illustrated by Janice Chang, a classmate announces that Min Jee’s Korean lunch is “how everyone got sick.” Min Jee and her friends must decide how to respond. Find the story and accompanying reader questions at https://www.learningforjustice.org/magazine/fall-2020/min-jees-lunch?utm_source=Learning+for+Justice&utm_campaign=0c919f1691-Newsletter+5-18-2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a8cea027c3-0c919f1691-83000183

Resource Type: 

  • Video

Types of Diversity: 

  • Children and Families who are Culturally, Racially, and Ethnically Diverse

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