Suggested readings: Kriete & Bechtel, 2002; Lewis, Schaps & Watson, 1996; O’Neil, 1997;Osterman, 2000
CASEL’s essential skills for academic and social-emotional learning
Specific instruction is required on issues like smoking, sexuality, drug use, alcohol, violence and bullying. Children will benefit from structured, explicit, developmentally sensitive instruction in the prevention of issues affecting young people.... Many more can be included in this list. Don’t wait until children show that they are having difficulties in these areas. Teach them the skills before they become involved in risky behaviour.