Tag Archives: social-emotional learning

Term of Art: Affective Education

“affective education: schooling that helps students deal with their emotions and values. This term is used to distinguish such schooling from cognitive education, which refers to academic knowledge and studies. Some would argue that the two are actually intertwined and that affective education increases students’ readiness to learn by addressing their emotional problems.”

Excerpted from: Ravitch, Diane. EdSpeak: A Glossary of Education Terms, Phrases, Buzzwords, and Jargon. Alexandria, VA: ASCD, 2007.

A Lesson Plan on Psychiatrists and Psychologists

If you want or need to help students differentiate between psychiatrists and psychologists, this lesson plan on the subject along with its short reading and vocabulary-building and comprehension worksheet might serve your purpose. And if you think longer versions of these documents (i.e. more vocabulary words and a few more questions) might be better, you’ll find them under this hyperlink.

If you find typos in these documents, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.

A Lesson Plan on Smoking

If you need a lesson plan on smoking, this one features the least equivocal short reading on this filthy, dangerous, and expensive habit. Here’s the vocabulary-building and comprehension worksheet that accompanies the reading. Also, if you’d prefer slightly longer versions of the reading and worksheet, you can find them here.

I’ve seen If you find typos in these documents, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.

A Lesson Plan on Panic Disorders

Here is a lesson plan on panic disorder with the short reading and vocabulary-building and comprehension worksheet. Also, if you prefer, here is a slightly longer version of the reading and worksheet.

If you find typos in these documents, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.

A Lesson Plan on Depression

Moving right along, here is a lesson plan on depression with the work that comprises it, namely this short reading and vocabulary-building and comprehension worksheet. If you’d like to use slightly longer versions of these documents, they are available under this hyperlink.

If you find typos in these documents, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.

Sesame Street

I just whipped up this reading on Sesame Street and its accompanying vocabulary-building and comprehension worksheet if you can use them.

If you find typos in these documents, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.

A Lesson Plan on Attention Deficit Disorder

I’ve used this lesson plan on attention deficit disorder regularly over the years. While I cannot honestly tag it as high-interest material, I can say that it has helped kids gain some insight into why school seems so hard for them. Here are the short reading and vocabulary-building and comprehension worksheet that comprise the work for this lesson (and if you’d like slightly longer versions of these documents, you can click here).

If you find typos in these documents, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.