Resources for Educators

Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach. - Aristotle

Health Alert

FASP would like to extend their appreciation to the Dallas Independent School District (Psychological & Social Services) for sharing resources to address concerns related to the Ebola Virus. A Fact Sheet for parents has been developed to support conversations with their children and a classroom guidance lesson with suggested elementary and secondary activities.

Resources for School Success

Stress Related to Immigration Status in Students: A Brief Guide for Schools
This brief guide is designed to provide an overview of detention, deportation, and other immigration status-related stress and its effect on children and families, as well as suggestions for how school personnel can support families in the context of this unique stressor.

Success in School/Skills for Life Online Resource Kit
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) has created this electronic "Success In School/Skills for Life" Online Resource Kit to help schools provide parents easy access to basic information about their children's academic, emotional, and social development. School psychologists are trained to identify and help address a wide range of issues that can impact a child's school experience. They are an important resource for parents, teachers, and students.

Collaborative for Acadmic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
SEL is a process for helping children and even adults develop the fundamental skills for life effectiveness. SEL teaches the skills we all need to handle ourselves, our relationships, and our work, effectively and ethically.

Inventory of Practices for Promoting Children's Social Emotional Competence
This tool is designed to be used to plan a course of action to promote social emotional competence of young children. The tool encompasses four general areas: (a) building positive relationships; (b) creating supportive environments; (c) social emotional teaching strategies; and (d) individualized intensive interventions. The Inventory encourages individual self-reflection, opportunities for teaming between classroom teachers, mentor coaches, supervisors, site directors, and other administrators, and promotes effective practices for direct service staff.

SEL Self-Assessment Guide
Originally appearing in CASEL's book, Promoting Social and Emotional Learning: Guidelines for Educators, this guide is designed to help you reflect on SEL practices at your school. The questions ask about social and emotional learning goals and activities, classroom-based skills instruction, coordination and integration, and social and emotional learning planning and evaluation.

Schools, Families, and Social and Emotional Learning: Ideas and Tools for Working with Parents and Families
Includes: 1) background information on the role of families in teaching SEL, and how families and teachers can work together to promote SEL, 2) parent handouts, '10 Things You Can Do at Home,' '10 Things You Can Do with Your School,' 'Tips for Parents,' and 'Books for Parents,' 3) parents' views on SEL programs being used at their children's schools based on a series of interviews with parents, and 4) books, organizations, and programs emphasizing SEL.

Implementing a Multi-Tiered System of Support for Behavior: A Practical Guide
A Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS), in Florida, represents the integration of RtI for academics and RtI for behavior into a unified model of service delivery that recognizes the reciprocal influence academic performance and social/emotional/behavior performance has on each other (Algozzine, Wang & Violette., 2011).

Character education lesson plans, curriculum, handouts, and more
The best way to develop character is to weave it into the fabric of your curriculum and programs. The free resources and lesson plans on this page can help you do that.

What Works Clearinghouse
As an initiative of the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) was created in 2002 to be a central and trusted source of scientific evidence for what works in education.

English Language Arts Common Core State Standards Formative Assessment System Professional Development Modules
These modules are designed to provide professional development resources to support the implementation of the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards and the English Language Arts Formative Assessment System.

Strengthening Teaching
The US Department of Education provide various resources including: Teacher Talks, Classroom Resources, The Teaching Profession, and more.

National Association of State Directors of Special Education
NASDSE offers strategies and tools to move to implementation of best practices through communities of practice, training on current issues, technical assistance, policy analysis, research, national initiatives and partnerships to enhance problem-solving at the local, state and national levels. We work to engage students, families, communities, professionals and policymakers as full partners. NASDSE recognizes that "we are better together" and works hard to build meaningful and productive collaborative efforts with key educational partners.