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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” 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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16 Ideas for Student Projects in Google Docs, Slides, and Forms – by Jennifer Gonzales

Projects: Annotated Bibliography Book Review Collaborative Story Media-Rich Research Paper Super Simple Blog Table Choose Your Own Adventure Story E-Book Magazine Museum Kiosk Short Film Video Tutorial Peer Survey Feedback Form Quiz Data Sets – Visual Representation

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