Looking for books to help you teach social-emotional skills in your classroom? In this episode of The Balanced Educator Podcast, we’ve invited 4th grade teacher Andrea Burns, to share her list of the best books to read with your students to support social-emotional development.
Andrea Burns is extremely passionate about all things bookish. This includes children’s literature, the smell of a brand new book, or adding new picture and chapter books to her already full bookshelf. Andrea is also passionate about Social Emotional Learning. She is an author and has a children’s book coming out that is SEL related. Andrea lives in Kansas. She is a teacher and has a Masters of Science in Curriculum & Instruction. She loves helping other educators implement SEL into their classroom.
In this episode, Andrea also shares her method for incorporating SEL and mindfulness in her classroom and the planning strategy she uses to connect the books she chooses with the learning outcomes and standards in the curriculum. You’ll leave this episode with social-emotional learning and mindfulness ideas, resources, and strategies that you can start using in your K-12 classroom right away.