Bears, Bears Everywhere!
Supporting Children's Emotional Health in the Classroom
Teachers College Press
Noted psychotherapist, educator, and bestselling author Lesley Koplow shares her extensive experience working with young as well as school-aged children to offer teachers a proven way of addressing social and emotional issues in the classroom. In Bears, Bears Everywhere!, Koplow discusses innovative strategies for integrating Teddy Bears into classroom life to help teachers address unresolved emotional issues that hinder children’s socialization and learning processes. She explains how using Teddy Bears can help children connect to their feelings and express them in constructive ways, establishing a safe and supportive learning environment for every student. The book includes lesson plans with developmentally appropriate activities for pre-K through 5th-grade teachers.
Lesley Koplow is the director of the Center for Emotionally Responsive Practice at Bank Street College in New York City. Her books include Unsmiling Faces: How Preschools Can Heal and Creating Schools That Heal: Real-Life Solutions.