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We’re giving away money for your classroom!

We’ve all been thinking a lot about what our students have lost this year: academic gains, time in the classroom, memories with friends. But these challenging months have also created new opportunities for children to gain important emotional, mental, and social skills: resiliency, perseverance, empathy, optimism.

Let’s talk about the positive! October is Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month and with social and emotional learning a strong focus this school year, we’d like to hear from you. How are you seeing students display SEL inside the classroom? Outside on the playground? Or even in the school hallways? Share your story with us and be entered to WIN money for your classroom!

Here’s how to enter our giveaway

  1. Follow us on any of our social media platforms

  2. Like one of our giveaway posts

  3. Tag Reading Plus and share your SEL story on your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Instagram page. How are you seeing students display SEL inside the classroom? Outside on the playground? Or even in the school hallways?

    Don’t forget to use the #showSEL hashtag OR comment on one of our posts

We’re giving away $500 each week! Each lucky winner will receive a Visa gift card for their classroom. We’ll announce winners every Friday during the month of October.


SEL Writing Prompts

Our SEL writing prompts are designed to be used with any classroom text and encourage students to deepen their understanding of SEL competencies as they strengthen writing skills.

Do the Write Thing: Supporting SEL through Writing

This video from curriculum experts shares tips on incorporating SEL into your students’ writing activities and how educators can work with students to support their SEL.

Watch video to learn more

SEL Articles

4 Social-Emotional Practices to Help Students Flourish Now

Article from EdWeek

EdWeek shares four recommendations for approaches that will help students feel understood, express themselves, and flourish during the school year.

How 2 Middle Schools are Prioritizing SEL for Teenage Students

Article from K-12 Dive

Educators in these Minnesota and Tennessee schools have integrated SEL curriculum throughout the day — with exercises included for staff, as well.

For Social-Emotional Learning to Move Beyond Buzzwords, It Must Start with Educators

Article from EdSurge

Few have realized the full, stabilizing potential of social-emotional learning, which emerges when it is integrated into all corners of a community. Yet the promise of SEL has not faded. When done right, it can transform schools and lives.

SEL Practices to Use Every Day

Article from TeachHub

There are many ways to help students foster social-emotional learning skills. Take a look at TeachHub’s recommended strategies.

SEL for Principals: How a Professional Development Program Serves Their High-Stress Needs

Article from EdWeek

The yearlong program centers on self-care and wellness and aims to help principals manage stress, build better relationships with teachers and staff and their school communities, and rediscover joy in their work.

5 Adaptable SEL Strategies for In-Person or Distance Learning

Article from Edutopia

Whatever this school year brings, teachers can consistently use these strategies to promote critical life skills.