Using Children’s Literature to Promote Social-Emotional Learning with Equity in Mind In these divisive, anxiety-inducing times, how can we take .. Read more action to counter negative behavior, change patterns, and bring positive light into our school communities? How do we encourage reflective thinking, inclusion, and compassion for people from different backgrounds? In this session, learn how using children’s literature, in tandem with adult-guided activities, can be used to help build student’s social-emotional learning skills and motivate them to step up when it comes to promoting a culture of respect, acceptance and inclusion in schools. Trudy Ludwig has been featured on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” PBS’s nationally syndicated show, “Keeping Kids Healthy,” Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Reading Rainbow, the National Crime Prevention Council’s Circle of Respect program, and has served as an expert panel member on Sesame Workshop’s video series addressing bullying. Her books (My Secret Bully, Just Kidding, Sorry!,Trouble Talk®, Too Perfect, Confessions of a Former Bully, Better Than You, The Invisible Boy, Gifts from the Enemy, Quiet Please, Owen McPhee!, and The Power of One) have received international praise for helping children connect and engage with their peers in kind, caring ways. For more information about Trudy’s work, visit trudyludwig.com.
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