Social Emotional Learning-Parents

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” 3 of 5 : Classroom Norms

This is post 3 of 5 that focus on strategies for supporting children who “call out”. Create age-appropriate classroom norms. Collaboratively establishing norms (instead of rules) encourages student agency and ownership. It also creates a safe learning space and helps to build classroom community. Having said, that, it is more difficult to set norms collaboratively …

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Dealing with Temper Tantrums

From the Preschool Mindfulness Summit – Dr. Rick Hanson What does the science say? slow it down – buy yourself some time “train” before the “oatmeal flies” (Do what you need to do before the tantrum to learn skills and strategies and take care of yourself.) focus on the actual issue move into “repair” the …

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