Social Emotional Learning-Educators

Spirit Bear and Children Make History – Video

Spirit Bear and Children Make History tells the true story about how Spirit Bear and his friends stood with First Nations children to help make Jordan’s Principle a reality. A film by Spotted Fawn Productions and the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society.

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Reconciliation Long Overdue

I acknowledge the grief and trauma that Indigenous communities are experiencing as more children’s graves are “discovered” at the sites of closed Canadian Residential Schools. The elders in these communities and those participating in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada have been telling Canadians for decades about the horrors they experienced. Now finally, we

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“Blurters” 1 of 5 : Students Who Call Out

Self-regulation is developmental. Kindergarten aged children usually rely on co-regulation from an adult and are just beginning to self-regulate at times. It is a challenge for them to manage their impulses, especially when they are experiencing strong emotions or when something surprising or unexpected happens. The next few posts will focus on strategies for supporting

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“Blurters” 2 of 5 : Building Relationships

This is post 2 of 5 that focus on strategies for supporting children who “call out”. Build relationships and connect with your students. This seems like a “no-brainer” but it does require finding time in an already busy day. Some students are hard to connect with. These ones usually need you the most. The Responsive

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“Blurters” 4: Social-Emotional Concepts and Skills

This is post 4 of 5 that focus on strategies for supporting children who “call out”. Teach the concepts and skills needed for social-emotional development, including stretching awareness of self and others. Keep in mind that young children are often co-regulated (by another person) and are just starting to self-regulate at times. Michelle Garcia Winner

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“Blurters” 5: Classroom Management Strategies

This is post 5 of 5 that focus on strategies for supporting children who “call out”. Probably the most effective proactive strategy for teachers is to limit the time students are expected to sit and listen. Consider their developmental abilities. You can expect three year-olds to sit for 5 to10 minutes maximum, and five year-olds,

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Recipe for Regulation - Zoom Workshop

Recipe for Regulation – Zoom Workshop online at the Fall 2020 PITA Conference

Register for the PITA Conference here. Recipe for Regulation is an online workshop by Julie Principe and Jan Palmer at the PITA Conference on October 23, 2020 (Provincial Intermediate and Middle Years Teacher’s Association of British Columbia). Increase your understanding of self-regulation and add a dash of mindfulness. This workshop is an overview for those new

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