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1598579533
ISBN-13:
9781598579536
Pub. Date:
08/01/2016
Publisher:
Brookes Publishing
Merrell's Strong Kids--Grades 3-5: A Social and Emotional Learning Curriculum / Edition 2

Merrell's Strong Kids--Grades 3-5: A Social and Emotional Learning Curriculum / Edition 2

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ISBN-13: 9781598579536
Publisher: Brookes Publishing
Publication date: 08/01/2016
Edition description: New
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 385,143
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author


Dianna Carrizales-Engelmann, Ph.D., is currently an instructor at the University of Oregon in Eugene specializing in performance assessment for teacher preparation. Over the course of her career in the field of education, Dr. Carrizales-Engelmann's has maintained a consistent focus in the development, research, and troubleshooting of educational assessments. Dr. Carrizales-Engelmann's assessment development experience includes state assessments, nationally standardized assessments, and classroom and curriculum-based assessments. In addition to her role in the field of educational assessment, Carrizales-Engelmann has had several years of policy-related experience related to education and assessment at the Oregon Department of Education.


Laura L. Feuerborn, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the University of Washington, Tacoma. She received her PhD in school psychology, with an emphasis in social and emotional learning, from the University of Oregon. Since joining the faculty at the University of Washington in 2006, she has taught a wide range of graduate-level courses for educators in both general and special education. Her areas of teaching expertise include classroom management, systems of prevention and supports, collaborative consultation, and assessment and evaluation. Further, she developed and now leads a course that focuses expressly on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) for classroom teachers. She is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, has served as faculty advisor for the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), and serves as a reviewer for several scholarly journals. Her research focuses on the science of implementing systems change. She is a lead author of the Staff Perceptions of Behavior and Discipline (SPBD), an assessment tool that helps leadership teams understand the perceptions and needs of school staff in the implementation of PBIS. Currently, she is developing a book that provides practical guidance to teams in securing staff commitment and managing staff resistance in the implementation of both PBIS and SEL. She has published over a dozen scholarly articles in the fields of SEL and PBIS, presented in over 30 national and international conferences, and collaborated with over 50 national and international agencies to facilitate the development of sustainable, multi-tiered systems of social, emotional, and behavioral supports.


Barbara A. Gueldner, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and Nationally Certified School Psychologist who works with children and families in Steamboat Springs, CO. She obtained her doctorate in school psychology from the University of Oregon and has worked in educational, medical, and community settings for 20 years. Dr. Gueldner specializes in promoting wellness and resilience through social and emotional learning (SEL) program development and implementation, parent education and support, integrating mental health care into primary care and schools, and early detection and intervention with developmental, behavioral, social, and emotional problems. She has published in the areas of SEL and general childhood mental health issues, co-authoring journal articles, book chapters, the first edition of Strong Kids and Strong Teens, and a book on implementing SEL in schools. Dr. Gueldner is involved in a variety of public outreach and educational initiatives in her community.


Oanh K. Tran, Ph.D., teaches in the Child Clinical/ School Psychology (CCSP) Program at California State University, East Bay (CSUEB). The CCSP program is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Dr. Tran also practices as a school psychologist in the San Francisco Bay Area and consults with school districts and mental health agencies. Dr. Tran's direct experience includes working with diverse and at-risk populations in public and nonpublic schools as well as residential, foster care, outpatient, and in-home settings. Her research and professional interests include psychoeducational assessments, special education, social and emotional learning, academic and behavioral consultation, response to intervention, positive behavioral supports, cognitive behavior therapy, and parent-training. She has presented locally and nationally and published articles, chapters, and prevention curricula in the area of children's mental health. Dr. Tran continues her research and mentoring of her graduate students in social-emotional development and learning for students in K–12.


Hill M. Walker Ph.D. is Director of Center on Human Development, College of Education, University of Oregon


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Table of Contents


About the Downloadable Material
About the Authors
Foreword Hill M. Walker
Acknowledgments

Section I Introduction and Overview
    Chapter 1 About Strong Kids
    Chapter 2 Preparing Your Lessons and Your Students
    Chapter 3 Overview of the Lessons
    Chapter 4 What's New: Updates to Strong Kids and Strong Teens

Section II The Strong Kids—Grades 3–5 Curriculum
    Lesson 1 About Strong Kids: Emotional Strength Training
    Lesson 2 Understanding Your Emotions 1
    Lesson 3 Understanding Your Emotions 2
    Lesson 4 Understanding Other People's Emotions
    Lesson 5 Dealing with Anger
    Lesson 6 Clear Thinking 1
    Lesson 7 Clear Thinking 2
    Lesson 8 Solving People Problems
    Lesson 9 Letting Go of Stress
    Lesson 10 Positive Living
    Lesson 11 Creating Strong and SMART Goals
    Lesson 12 Finishing UP!

Section III Appendices
    Appendix A Strong Kids Knowledge Test: For Use with Students in Strong Kids—Grades 3–5
    Appendix B Basic Fidelity Checklist

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