Peg Sawyer, B.S.Ed.: Using Children’s Literature to Support Social and Emotional Learning
Lunchtime Seminar November 3, 2011 (42:55 min.)
Anyone who has read aloud to children has seen that stories can evoke strong emotional responses and can stimulate new ways children view themselves and others. It is this potential for emotional and intellectual engagement that makes children’s literature such a powerful resource for anyone engaged in children’s social and emotional development. Peg Sawyer, B.S.Ed., presents a brief overview of the field of social and emotional learning, and provided examples of literature that connect to some key developmental skill areas: self-awareness, self-management, empathy, dealing with conflict, and problem-solving. Sawyer is a Trainer and Coach with the Open Circle program.
- Presentation Slides (PDF)
- Literature List (PDF)