Self-Management Books and Resources

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Explore self-management books & resources to use in your classroom. You will find reading lists on anxiety, integrity, jealousy, patience, and responsibility, among others.

Social & Emotional Learning:

Self-management is one of five components of social and emotional learning. The other components are social awareness, responsible decision-making, relationship skills and self-awareness.  

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.


CASEL’s core SEL competencies

Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) describes self-management.

The ability to successfully regulate one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in different situations — effectively managing stress, controlling impulses, and motivating oneself. The ability to set and work toward personal and academic goals.


What is Self-Management?

Self-management builds on from social awareness. It helps students recognise how different situations influence their behaviour, emotions and judgments. This recognition allows them to respond in constructive ways and regulate their emotions in demanding situations. Students prepared to self-manage are self-motivated, organised and show perseverance.

Self-Management Characteristics

  • Control emotions, thoughts, and behaviour in different situations
  • Promote perseverance in personal and academic life
  • Integrate mindfulness practices to manage stress
  • Motivating themselves to persevere in overcoming challenges
  • Set goals, both personal and academic, and work towards them
  • Develop organisational skills and stick to routines

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