This book is a social-emotional education manual for middle and high school educators. The curriculum contained in this book
is innovative, creative, and draws on the most current research in education, mindfulness, and adolescent brain development.
It will add a vital piece to the growth and development of middle and high school students as it offers them "soft skills"
they will need as they navigate higher education and the workforce. It offers no Right/Wrong solutions and instead helps adolescents
explore their own values and beliefs in a shared space that allows for an honest exchange of ideas. Content areas include
Compassion, Mindfulness, Self-Worth, Positive Mindset, and Dealing with Stress, Anxiety, and Fear. Each lesson addresses more
than one of the CASEL guidelines for social-emotional health, with an appendix mapping the specific skills to each lesson.
Educators will find the lessons flexible in that there is no specific progression or required format. They can be delivered
in one sitting or across several smaller time periods such as homeroom or advisory periods.