Teacher Talks Video Series: What is Calm Classroom
Helpful Links and Websites
DESE - Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education
Guidelines on Implementing Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Curricula
Bringing Calm to the Classroom
Stop Breathe Think
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Guided audio sessions to help kids calm down, focus their attention and get ready for whatever's next.
Mindfulness Book List
10% Happierby Dan Harris Year Published:
After having a nationally televised panic attack, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. 10% Happier takes readers on a ride from the outer reaches of neuroscience to the inner sanctum of network news to the bizarre fringes of America’s spiritual scene and leaves them with a takeaway that could actually change their lives.
A Handful of Quiet: Happiness in Four Pebblesby Thich Nhat Hanh (Author) Year Published:
Anxiety Happensby John Forsyth and Georg Eifert Year Published:
Anxiety Workbook for Teensby Lisa M Schab Year Published:
Brainstormby Daniel J. Siegel Year Published:
Between the ages of 12 and 24, the brain changes in important, and oftentimes maddening, ways. In Brainstorm, Siegel illuminates how brain development impacts teenagers' behavior and relationships. Drawing on important new research in the field of interpersonal neurobiology, he explores exciting ways in which understanding how the teenage brain functions can help parents make what is in fact an incredibly positive period of growth, change, and experimentation in their children's lives less lonely and distressing on both sides of the generational divide.
Happierby Tal Ben-Shahar Ph.D. Year Published:
Can You Learn to Be Happy? YES . . . according to the teacher of Harvard University's most popular and life-changing course. One out of every five Harvard students has lined up to hear Tal Ben-Shahar's insightful and inspiring lectures.
Hardwiring Happinessby Rick Hanson Ph.D. Year Published:
Hardwiring Happiness shows how to tap the hidden power of everyday experiences to change your brain and your life for the better. Using this book, you can beat the brain's negativity bias, which is like Velcro for negative experiences but Teflon for positive ones. This bias evolved to help ancient animals survive, but today it makes us feel needlessly frazzled, worried, irritated, lonely, inadequate, and blue.
Master of Mindfulness: How to Be Your Own Superhero in Times of Stressby Laurie Grossman, Angelina Alvarez, Mr. Musumeci’s 5th Grade 5th Class Year Published:
Milton’s Secret An Adventure of Discovery through Then, When and the Power of Nowby Eckhart Tolle and Robert S. Friedman Year Published:
Mindsightby Daniel J. Siegel Year Published:
Mindsight" is a powerful lens through which we can understand our inner lives with more clarity, integrate the brain, and enhance our relationships with others. Mindsight is a kind of focused attention that allows us to see the internal workings of our own minds. It helps us get ourselves off of the autopilot of ingrained behaviors and habitual responses. It lets us “name and tame” the emotions we are experiencing, rather than being overwhelmed by them.
Monkey Mind: A memoir About Anxietby Daniel Smith Year Published:
Raising Worry Free Girlsby Sissy Goff MEd, LPC-MHSP Year Published:
Taming the Anxious Mindby Heidi Schreiber Year Published:
The Lemonade Hurricane: A Story of Mindfulness and Meditationby Licia Morelli (Author), Jennifer E. Morris (Illustrator) Year Published:
The Mindful Child: How to Help Your Kid Manage Stress and Become Happier, Kinder and More Compassionby Susan Kaiser Greenland Year Published:
A book that offers effective everyday practices for educators and parents to offer enjoyable experiences for children and teens to foster resiliency, attention, and resourcefulness.
The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mindby Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D. Year Published:
This amazing book offers practical, insightful and powerful tools to support your child’s developing brains to foster emotional intelligence. Parents will be offered ways to use everyday experiences to help integrate their child’s brain for developing resilience and emotional regulation.
The Worry Trapby Chad LeJeune Year Published:
What Does it Mean to be Present?by Rana DiOrio (Author), Eliza Wheeler (Illustrator) Year Published:
Worried No Moreby Dr. Aureen Pinto Wagner Year Published:
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape Itby JoAnn Deak, Ph.D Year Published:
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