Resources & Research

The Need for School Culture Shifts
for Social Emotional Learning and Well-Being

Online articles:

Anderson, M. & Cardoza, K. (2016, August 31) “Mental Health In Schools: A Hidden Crisis Affecting Millions Of Students”. nprEd How Learning Happens.

Baulkman, J. (2016, April 23) “Suicide In America: Rate Reaches All-Time High, Especially Among Teen Girls,” Medical Daily/the Grapevine.

Dreher, D. (2015, August 6) “Why Are Today’s College Students So Emotionally Fragile?” Psychology Today.

Gray, P. (2015, September 22) “Declining Student Resilience: A Serious Problem for Colleges,” Psychology Today.

Heffernan, L. and Wallace, J. (2016, January) “To get into college, Harvard report advocates for kindness instead of overachieving.” Washington Post.

Kamenetz, A., (2016, June 7) “What’s At Risk When Schools Focus Too Much on Student Data?” KQED Mind/Shift.

Toppo, G. (2015, October 23) “Our high school kids: tired, stressed and bored.” USAToday.

Tough, P. (2016, June 9) “Why Character Can’t Be Taught Like The Pythagorean Theorem.” KQED Mind/Shift.

School Culture & Climate


Olson, Kirke. The Invisible Classroom: Relationships, Neuroscience & Mindfulness in School. W. W. Norton & Company, 2014.

Powell, Sara Davis. Wayside Teaching: Connecting with Students to Support Learning. Corwin, 2010.

Online articles:

Haberman, M. (2013, June 10). “Why School Culture Matters, and How to Improve It” (2013, April 10 Web blog post).

Inlay, L. (2014, September) “Inside Out: The Power of Relationships,” Educational Leadership.

Inlay, L. (2008, March) “Orchestrating School Culture,” Educational Leadership.

Inlay, L. (2003, March) “Values: The Implicit Curriculum,” Educational Leadership.

Osher, D. and Boccanfuso, C. (2011, March 3 Webinar) “Making the Case for the Importance of School Climate and its Measurement.”

Tough, P. (2016, June 9) “Why Character Can’t Be Taught Like The Pythagorean Theorem.” KQED Mind/Shift.

Teaching as Moral Endeavor


Borba, Michele, Building Moral Intelligence, Jossey-Bass, 2001.

Harris, Maria. Teaching and Religious Imagination: An Essay in the Theology of Teaching, Harpercollins, 1987.

Palmer, Parker. The Courage To Teach Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life, Jossey-Bass, 2007.

Social Emotional Learning


Goleman, Daniel. Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships Bantam, 2007

Goleman, Daniel and Senge, Peter. The triple focus: A new approach to education More Than Sound, 2014.

Siegel, Daniel J. Brainstorm: The power and purpose of the teenage brain, Tarcher Perigee, 2015.

Online Articles:

Inlay, L, (2005, March). “Safe Schools for the Roller Coaster Years,” Educational Leadership,

Singh, M. (2015, January 2) “Why Emotional Learning May Be As Important As The ABCs” KQED Mind/Shift.

Felton, E. (2016, March 2) “When Social and Emotional Learning Is Key to College Success.” The Atlantic.

Samuels, C. (2015, July 16) ”Social Competence in Kindergartners Linked to Adult Success.” Education Week.

Shallcro, L. (2015, December 17) “Why Social and Emotional Skills Are Vital to Keep At-Risk Students on Track.” KQED Mind/Shift.

For Parents


Hoefle, Vicki. The Straight Talk on Parenting, Bibliomotion, 2015.

Mackenzie, Robert. Setting Limits with Your Strong-Willed Child, Harmony, 2013.

Mathews, Dona and Foster, Joanne. Beyond Intelligence The Secret to Raising Happily Productive Kids, House of Anansi Press, 2014.

Rose Nancy. Raise the Child You’ve Got Not the One You Want, Braeside Press, 2013.

Santana, Luz, Rothstein, Dan, and Bain, Agnes. Partnering with Parents to Ask the Right Questions, ASCD, 2016.

Online articles:

Bhattacharya, S. (2016, August 17) “The kids are alright – if you leave them alone.” New Scientist.

Brown, E. (2015, Oct. 15) “Former Stanford dean explains why helicopter parenting is ruining a generation of children.” The Washington Post.

Kamenetz, A. (2016, June 5). “How To Raise Brilliant Children, According To Science.” nprEd How Learning Happens.

Rutsch, P. (2015, March 10). “The Difference Between Praise That Promotes Narcissism vs. Healthy Self-Esteem.”

Wergin, C. (2015, March 20). “The Case for Free-Range Parenting,” NY Times,

Yuhas, D. (2015, January 1) “How Pushy Parents Could Harm Kids’ Social Skills,” Scientific American,


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