SEL; Self-management in pictue books

 

What is Self-management?

According to CASEL 5, self-management defines as:

The abilities to manage one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors effectively in different situations and to achieve goals and aspirations. This includes the capacity to delay gratification, manage stress, and feel motivation and agency to accomplish personal and collective goals.

 

Which topics do belong to Self-management?

Here are the topics that CASEL 5 introduced in the category of self-management: 

  1. Managing one’s emotions (Emotion regulation)
  2. Impulse control
  3. Stress management
  4. Self-discipline and motivation
  5. Perseverance
  6. Goal-setting
  7. Organizational skills
  8. Initiative and agency

Let’s review them one by one and look at some picture books in each category.


Managing one’s emotions (Emotion regulation)

 

 

 

Impulse control

 

Stress management

example

Self-discipline and motivation

example

Perseverance

Raja's pet camel

 

 

Moves a mountain

Goal-setting

example

Organizational skills

example

Initiative and agency

example


The next blog post on the series of SEL is about picture books published on the third component of SEL; social awareness. 

 


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