Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

G.U.I.D.E. for Life

Social Emotional Resources

Leveraging Social Emotional Learning

Teacher Self-Care and Emotional Resilience

The Compassion Resilience Toolkit from Rogers in Health and WISE (End Stigma Together) is a toolkit for schools that offers information, activities, and resources for school leadership and staff to understand, recognize, and minimize the experience of compassion fatigue and to increase compassion resilience perspectives and skills.



Books (Great for teacher book clubs)

  • The Path to Serendipity - Allyson Apsey
  • Through the Lens of Serendipity - Allyson Apsey
  • Balance Like a Pirate - Jessica Cabeen, Jessica Johnson, Sarah Johnson
  • Run Like a Pirate - Adam Welcome
  • A Passion for Kindness - Tamara Letter
  • Be Real - Tara Martin
  • Be the One for Kids - Ryan Sheehy
  • Sanctuaries - Dan Tricarico
  • The Zen Teacher - Dan Tricarico


  • The Zen Teacher Experience
  • In AWE Podcast with Sarah Johnson


  • Calm App: Leading the way with meditation in schools to help teachers and students deal with concerns, while improving the overall climate of the classroom
  • Headspace App: A guided meditation and mindfulness app designed to be used daily by adults and children
  • Be Strong App: The Be Strong app unites power with choice that saves & changes lives. You'll find resources, support, and intervention for those who are affected by bullying, depression, or suicide, and best practices on combatting many adversities. We know this generation is facing issues and disadvantages that result in bullying and we want to help. If you have friends who are struggling with hunger, housing, escaping violence and much more, sit down with them and put your zip code in the local support section of the app – Help is at your fingertips!

Trauma-Informed Practices

Remote Learning

Social Emotional Learning Lessons

For more information, please contact:

Susan Jobe, G.U.I.D.E. for Life Specialist
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Curriculum Support Services
Four Capitol Mall, Room 202-B
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-683-0175

State Standards

Learn more about the standards that define the knowledge and skills Arkansas students should have in order to be ready for college and careers.

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Licensure & Certification

Find critical information about renewing Arkansas educator licenses, adding areas of licensure, licensing by reciprocity from other states, background checks and more.

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