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Social Emotional Tools for Life

by Michelle M. Forrester and Kay M. Albrecht
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ITEM #: 4101020

Social Emotional Tools for Life: An Early Childhood Teacher's Guide to Supporting Strong Emotional Foundations and Successful Social Relationships provides teachers of young children with easy-to-use strategies to support emotional and social development in the classroom. It will help early childhood educators capitalize on day-to-day interactions and caregiving routines to build positive relationships with and between children. Vignettes and specific language examples guide teachers in applying the strategies during everyday moments.

Both Forrester and Albrecht bring clear voices to the discussion of the importance of relationships to children's well being and share the "how" of supporting strong emotional connections. Numerous examples bring suggested teaching strategies to life and make the book something an early childhood teacher can return to again and again for guidance.


"Written with compassion, wisdom, and insight, SET for Life: An Early Childhood Teacher's Guide to Supporting Strong Emotional Foundations and Successful Social Relationships offers practical guidance for educators who seek to nurture young children's social and emotional development through their relationships with them. Experienced and novice teachers will learn about the power of observation, the significance of language, the importance of self-regulation, the value of play, the influence of each child's individuality, and the importance of an adult's thoughtful, reflective approach. With the knowledge that early learning is based on children's social experiences and emotional well-being, SET for Life: An Early Childhood Teacher's Guide offers a volume of best practices to support all areas of development for young children in the classroom. A valuable, valued resource."

~ Ross A. Thompson, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor
Department of Psychology
University of California Davis

"SET for Life: An Early Childhood Teacher's Guide to Supporting Strong Emotional Foundations and Successful Social Relationship, is informative, practical, and important. This thoughtful approach helps educators see the everyday moments with children, as well as the more difficult moments, as opportunities for building social and emotional skills. These strategies empower teachers to be more intentional about creating environments and interacting in ways that allow children to thrive."

~ Tina Bryson, Ph.D.
Co-author of The Whole Brain Child

"SET for Life: An Early Childhood Teacher's Guide to Supporting Strong Emotional Foundations and Successful Social Relationships gives me a way to focus my teaching on emotional and social skill building each and every day in my classroom. The strategies in this book help the children I teach thrive as they learn new skills. And, they also work with my own children at home!"

~ Christina Alton
Infant/Toddler Teacher

"Reading Set for Life I am both moved and inspired to be a better special education teacher. This guide will go with me to my classroom, so I can revisit the helpful and easy to use teaching strategies."

~ Parrish McDonald
Elementary and Special Education Teacher
Lincoln, Nebraska

"Thank you for an amazing introduction to SET for Life: An Early Childhood Teacher's Guide. I have not felt this energized regarding change in my program in quite some time, so thank you for igniting the spark."

~Riana Sherman
Houston, Texas

ISBN: 978-0-985929-91-6

Social Emotional Tools for Life