References & Resources

Websites, books, articles, and more to get you started.


Problem Solving

Dr. Becky Kennedy—Parenting with Dr. Becky
Ross Greene—Collaborative & Proactive Solutions

SEL Curriculum

Random Acts of Kindness—Free SEL Curriculum

Executive Functioning
Cognitive Connections

Emotional Identification Tools

Emotion Wheel—Anna Freud Institute
Emotions—Smile & Learn
Emotions Song—Diane Alber

Emotion Modulation Tools

Zones of Regulation
Size of Feelings—by SEL Sketches
Size of the Problem—Michelle Garcia Winner
Size of the Problem Video—West Ottawa Elementary PBIS Specialists

Self-Calming Tools

Cosmic Kids Yoga
GoNoodle Body Breaks
Muscle Relaxation—Kids & Adults
4-7-8 Breathing for Kids & Teens—Fablefy
5-4-3-2-1 Grounding Exercise to Manage Anxiety—Partnership in Education 



Cooper-Kahn, J. (2013), Boosting Executive Skills in the Classroom.Wiley-Blackwell

Dawson, P., & Guare, R. (2008). Smart but Scattered. Guilford Publications.

Faber, A., & Mazlich, E. (1980). How to talk so kids will listen, and listen so kids will talk. New York, NY: Scribner/Simon & Schuster Inc.

Gottman, J. M., Katz, L. F., & Hooven, C. (1997). Meta-emotion: How families communicate emotionally. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Gottman, J. M., Declaire, J., & Goleman, D. (2015). Raising an emotionally intelligent child. Simon & Schuster Paperbacks.

Rose, J., Gilbert, L., & McGuire-Snieckus, R. (2015). Emotion coaching – A strategy for promoting behavioural self-regulation in children and young people in schools: A pilot study. European Journal of Social and Behavioural Sciences, 13, 1766–1790.

J. Rose, R. McGuire-Snieckus, L. Gilbert & K. McInnes (2019) Attachment Aware Schools: the impact of a targeted and collaborative intervention, Pastoral Care in Education, 37:2, 162-184, DOI: 10.1080/02643944.2019.1625429