Welcome to Norton Books in Education's Social and Emotional Learning Solutions Series, forthcoming in Summer 2019. In this series, leading researchers and educators present accessible, research-based strategies for incorporating social and emotional learning development into daily classroom instruction across all grade levels. Learn more about the books and their authors below, and sign up for our newsletter to receive updates about the series, get a free excerpt from Patricia Broderick's Mindfulness in the Secondary Classroomand be entered to receive a free copy of each book in the inaugural series.

Patricia (Tish) Jennings, PhD, MEd, series editor of the SEL Solutions Series and author of the forthcoming Mindfulness in the PreK-5 Classroom. is an internationally recognized leader in the fields of social and emotional learning and mindfulness in education. She is an Associate Professor of Education at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, and is the author of Mindfulness for Teachers in the Social Neuroscience of Education Series.

Meena Srinivasan, author of the forthcoming SEL Every Day: Integrating Social and Emotional Learning with Instruction in Secondary Classrooms, is core faculty for Transformative Educational Leadership, a yearlong training for educational leaders focused on Mindfulness-Based Social, Emotional, Academic and Ethical Learning for K-12 Systemic Change. Meena brings more than 15 years of experience teaching and leading with an equity focus in the fields of Mindful Awareness Practices (MAP) and SEL and has taught and worked in a variety of school settings—public, private, and international. She is the author of Teach, Breathe, Learn: Mindfulness in and out of the Classroom.

Patricia "Trish" Broderick, PhD, author of the forthcoming Mindfulness in the Secondary Classroom, recently joined the research faculty at the Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center at Penn State University. She holds a Ph.D. in School Psychology from Temple University. She is a licensed psychologist, certified school psychologist, and a certified school counselor. Prior to training in psychology, she was a high school teacher. She was trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, and is the author of The Life Span: Human Development for Helping Professionals.

Clark McKown, PhD, author of the forthcoming Assessing Students' Social and Emotional Learning: A Guide to Meaningful Measurement, is an Associate Professor of Behavioral Sciences at Rush University Medical Center. He is Founder and President of xSEL Labs, and is a member of the steering committee of The Practical Social-Emotional Competence Assessment Work Group. He is a nationally recognized leader in the field of SEL assessment, and findings from his research have been published in scientific journals including Psychological Assessment, Journal of School Psychology, and Child Development.

Catherine P. Bradshaw, PhD, MEd, co-author of Preventing Bullying in Schools: A Social and Emotional Learning Approach to Prevention and Early Intervention, is a Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development at the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education. She is also the Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence and the Johns Hopkins Center for Prevention and Early Intervention. With over 20 years of conducting research, she is an expert in the topics of bullying, school climate, and youth violence prevention. She has also published extensively on these topics, and most recently edited the Handbook on Bullying Prevention: A Lifecourse Perspective.

Tracy E. Waasdorp, PhD, MEd, co-author of Preventing Bullying in Schools: A Social and Emotional Learning Approach to Prevention and Early Interventionis a research faculty member in the Department of Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and a research scientist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Waasdorp’s research focuses on school-based bullying prevention and intervention, forms of aggression, bullying and peer victimization (e.g. relational aggression, cyberbullying, and bystander behaviors).  She examines coping with bullying, teacher and parent perceptions and responses to bullying, and school safety, climate, and connectedness. Based on this work, she collaborates on developing and validating school-based programming that focuses on reducing all forms of bullying and aggression for youth