Children Who are Connected, Stay Protected
This online parenting course helps parents of kids who need support in social-emotional learning and executive functioning. The course is designed to give parents tools to teach their children with friendships, school, and managing big emotions.
Mindful March - Make Social Learning Stick!
What are your self-help tools when you feel sad? How about afraid? I find myself drawn to increase my mindfulness practice. This is the one thing that keeps me grounded and brings a sense of calm back to the here and now. March is my favorite month of the year, not only because my son …
Preschool Classroom Reveal - Happy Home Fairy
See this room? It is my new home. It has literally eaten up my entire life in the span of a few short weeks. 🙂 I teach all morning, work in the afternoon for the school’s front office, and then take my boys home to feed them the same thing for the 3rd night in […]
HOW TO LINE UP YOUR STUDENTS and WALK in a LINE | Clutter-Free Classroom | by Jodi Durgin
Kids have motives when it comes to lining up. Either they are pushing to be first in line, dawdling to be last or they are wiggling their way to be near their friends. In many schools, teachers lead their lines to places where the children remain in “line order” (assemblies, a lunch line, dismissal, etc). ... Read more
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In the Group
From the album "The Incredible Flexible You," by Tom Chapin, the 3-time GRAMMY®-winning 'pioneer of children's music'. This is one of a dozen new songs that ...
Social and Emotional Learning: A Schoolwide Approach
Through a mosaic of schoolwide strategies and practices focused on social-emotional learning, Symonds Elementary provides students with a safe, supportive sp...
Whole Body Listening Larry’s Brain is Out of the Group!
There’s been a horrible accident in the science lab. It looks like Whole Body Listening Larry was unable to keep his eyes, hands, feet, heart, and brain in the group! Our social learning group had …
Taking a Deeper Look at Whole Body Listening: It’s a Tool Not a Rule
Listening with your whole body involves integrating all of the body senses (sensory processing), along with executive functioning (self-control of brain and body), and perspective taking (thinking of others and what they are saying). This is not an easy task. Many children do not fully understand what is expected of them or may not be able to meet the expected demands when it comes to listening. In teaching whole body listening we are providing a tool not a rule. We know this concept will…
Whole-Body Listening - A Helpful Tool - CW Therapy & Speech Language Pathologists
By Elizabeth Sautter, M.A., CCC-SLP “Pay attention!” and “Are you listening to me?” are common refrains spoken by teachers, parents, and caregivers. Adults often complain that children struggle to pay attention, but some children do not fully understand what is expected of them, or they may not be able to meet the expected demands when…
"Are You Listening?" What Inattentive ADHD Looks Like — and Responds To
You've asked your child eight times now to put on his shoes, yet still he's building that LEGO. Daily behavior like this may look and feel like disobedience, but it may actually be ADHD inattention. Learn more about inattentive symptoms and solutions.