Emotional Competence

Empathy is the ability to share someone else’s feelings or motivations and to understand their perspective. Affective empathy is the ability to emotionally relate to someone else’s feelings. Cognitive empathy is the ability to imagine what someone else is feeling. 

link  How One School is Teaching Empathy After the Election

link  If You’re Stressed, You Need Empathic Friends

link  Three SEL Skills You Need to Discuss Race in Classrooms

link  How to Stay Empathic without Suffering So Much

link  Three Ways for Schools to Help Kids Cultivate Kindness

link  How to Listen with Compassion in the Classroom

link  Educating for Empathy

link  Roots of Empathy program

link  Building Empathy in Classrooms and Schools

link  Five Ways to Help Teens Think Beyond Themselves

link  The HEROES Project: Dedicated to building the movement toward creating an emotionally wise world through the cultivation of empathy. Feel free to use or adapt any of these materials.


Behavioral Self-control is the capability to control one’s behaviors or thoughts, particularly in difficult situations, in order to obtain a reward or avoid punishment. 

link  Four Ways to Gain Perspective on Negative Events

link  Five Tips for Helping Teens Manage Technology

link  Five Ways to Help Misbehaving Kids

link  Can Mindfulness Help Kids Learn Self-Control?

link  Wish, Outcome, Obstacle, and Plan “…helps students find and fulfill their wishes…WOOP builds self-control

link  Self-Regulation in the Classroom (games and exercises)

link  Self-Regulated Learning for Academic Success


Emotion Regulation refers to how we manage our emotions and our efforts to control what emotions we feel, when we feel them, and how we experience and express them.   

link  Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain

link  Four Lessons from “Inside Out” to Discuss with Kids

link  How to Help Teenagers Manage Risk

link  9 Tips for Teaching Emotional Regulation (& Improving Classroom Behavior at the Same Time)

link  Zones of Regulation® /Emotional Regulation Activities

link  30 Games and Activities for Self-Regulation

link  Best 25 emotional regulation ideas (quite practical ideas)

link  Emotional regulation lessons

link  Self-Management Toolkit

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