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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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“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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“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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Joint Attention Examples

Simply, joint attention is a shared experience between you and your child – when you both realize it is a shared experience – even if it is just for a fleeting moment. We need joint attention before we can communicate effectively. The Official Definition: Joint attention is the ability to “maintain a common focus with

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Social Stories about the Pandemic – by Carol Gray

For free stories on the pandemic, click here.  Topics:-“Some Day – A Story of Hope”-“Watching a Pandemic on Television”-” COVID-19: I Can Help! “Father reading bedtime stories to child. Dad putting son to sleep. Quality family time.

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