The beginning of the year is a perfect time for a refresher on kindness, empathy, growth mindset, and other important social-emotional learning skills. We asked teachers to share some of their favorite back-to-school books for teaching these themes.

Check out these recommendations from second-grade teachers! Then take a peek at one of the September issues of Scholastic News for second grade. It’s another great resource for SEL instruction!

Scholastic News will help you engage students and provide the perfect jumping-off point for conversations about ways kids can be active and kind members of society.

Bring Scholastic News into your classroom all year long by starting a 30-day free trial today! Subscriptions include print issues for each student, digital access, activity sheets and Teacher’s Guides. If you need to cancel, you can keep the first issues at no cost. Order today!

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