If theres one thing teachers can agree on, its that social and emotional learning is a hot topic in education. But beyond this, questions still remain. Many educators find themselves wondering, what exactly is SEL? How should it be taught? What does it look like in the classroom? And, is it our job as educators to teach students nonacademic life skills? Based on author Dr. Amy Cranstons experiences with implementing SEL from a practical standpoint, this book defines SEL and digs into the real work of how to incorporate SEL in K12 schools.*Connects Research With Practical Application: The real-life examples and testimonials of SEL in the classroom will help educators effectively implement SEL programming. Featured case studies demonstrate real-world applications of SEL in different types of K12 learning environments.*Targets Varied Interests and Learning Styles: The book addresses students different interests and learning styles and features Mindful Moments that encourage understanding, learning, and reflection.*Curb Discipline Issues and Absenteeism: By supporting the emotional needs of students, educators will not only address behavior issues in the classroom, but will help their students to be more mindful and self-aware.Lay the foundation for all students to succeed by creating encouraging spaces where personal skills are celebrated and cultivated.