Everyday SEL in High School: Integrating Social-Emotional Learning and Mindfulness Into Your Classroom

Everyday SEL in High School: Integrating Social-Emotional Learning and Mindfulness Into Your Classroom

by Carla Tantillo Philibert

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With this new book from educational consultant Carla Tantillo Philibert, you’ll gain practical strategies for teaching Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), mindfulness, movement, and team-building to help your students grow into contributing and compassionate citizens of the world. You’ll find out how to lead students through meditation activities, simple yoga poses, breathing techniques, and other practical methods to help you proactively manage your classroom by meeting your students’ SEL needs. Topics include:

  • Empowering your students to understand their emotions, improve their focus, manage stress, and regulate their behavior
  • Introducing your students to the concept of mindfulness and how it fits within the SEL framework
  • Crafting an emotionally, physically, and mentally safe classroom climate and culture
  • Engaging your students in activities to strengthen peer-to-peer communication, community-building, and leadership skills
  • Providing your students the safe space to test their SEL skills through experiential learning, team work, and class discussions
  • Honing your own SEL competency through professional development so both you and your students can get the most out of your school’s SEL experience

This book also offers a set of Professional Development Facilitator’s Guides to help you and your colleagues master the core competencies of SEL and implement them effectively across your school or district. The appendix provides additional strategies for teaching personal space, Safe Touch, and making mindful accommodations for students who have experienced trauma.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138207844
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/13/2017
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 440,947
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Carla Tantillo Philibert is the founder of Mindful Practices, one of Chicago’s leading school Social-Emotional Learning organizations, and oversees a team of 20 dedicated practitioners who empower teachers and students across the nation through mindfulness, yoga, and SEL to create an equitable educational environment.

Table of Contents


Meet the Author 



1 Social-Emotional Learning: An Approach, Not a Program

2 Connecting SEL and Mindfulness

3 Setting Up Your Classroom


Talking Stick

Boom Board!

Pants on Fire!

Thought Partner Debrief

4 Thumb Check, POP Chart and Activities

5 SELF Activities

Students work individually


Brain Massage

Seated Yoga Sequence

Standing Yoga Sequence

Write and Rip

Gratitude Journal


Still Point

Ready to Learn Breath

5-Part Breath

Mooka Meditation

Owning My Story Journal

Cool Down Breath

Memory Minute

Expansion Project: Screen Detox

6 SOCIAL Activities

Students work in pairs or small groups


Cooperation Circle

Pass the Clap Circle

Movement Improv

Index Card Scavenger Hunt

Compliment Partners

Drawing Out Loud


Check-In and Pass the Squeeze

Shoulder Share

Silent Practice

Proud of Myself Postcard

Cause and Effect Drawing

Goal Setting Postcard

Expansion Project: Community-Based Service Learning Project

* This section includes adaptations for Restorative Practices

7 Crafting SEL Stories

8 The Power of Professional Development

9 Professional Development Facilitator’s Guides


Educator Pre/Post Survey

Questions from the Field

References and Further Reading 

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