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Promoting Social Emotional Competence

Promoting Children’s Success: Building Relationships and Creating Supportive Environments

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Learner Objectives

1.Participants will be able to describe the relationship between children’s social emotional development and challenging behaviors

2. Participants will be able to describe the importance of building relationships with children, families, and colleagues

3.Participants will be able to describe the relationship between a number of environmental variables and children’s challenging behaviors

4. Participants will be able to identify strategies to build positive relationships

5. Participants will use positive feedback and encouragement appropriately

6.Participants will evaluate their work

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Examining Our Attitudes about Challenging Behavior

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Managing Personal Stress: Thought Control

Upsetting Thoughts

Calming Thoughts

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Managing Personal Stress: Thought Control

Upsetting Thought

Calming Thoughts

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Key Social Emotional Skills Children Need as They Enter School

Key Skills

When children don’t have these skills, they often exhibit challenging behaviors

We must focus on teaching the skills!!

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Some Basic Assumptions

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Classroom Preventive Practices - Promoting Children’s Success

Create a context that makes EVERY child feel good about coming to school

Design an environment that promotes child engagement

Focus on teaching children what To Do!

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[Pyramid: top to bottom]

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Building Relationships with Children

Why is it important?

How do we build relationships with children?

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Strategies for Building Relationships

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[Pyramid: top to bottom]

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Classroom Arrangement and Design: Traffic Patterns

Carefully plan traffic patterns

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Classroom Arrangement and Design: Learning Centers

Physical Design

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Classroom Arrangement and Design: Learning Centers

Create Meaningful and Engaging Learning Centers

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Classroom Arrangement and Design: Activity

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Schedules and Routines

Develop a schedule that promotes child engagement and success

Establish a routine and follow it consistently

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Plan for transitions

Teach children the expectations related to transitions

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[Photo of classroom door area with cutouts of feet lined up on floor and stop sign on door]

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[Photo of Center Time chart]

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[Photo handwashing chart]

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[Photo of computer with removable child's photo and name posted on it. A timer sitting beside computer.]

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[Photo of picture and image cards on a metal ring. One card reads: "quiet voice" ]

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[Photo of computer usage chart]

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[Photo of Circle chart]

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[Photo of Songs chart]

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Photo of Snack chart]

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Schedule Activity

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Large Group Activities

Planning the activity

Implementing the activity

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Circle Activity

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Both Clips:

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Small Group Activities

Importance of small group activities

Planning and implementing

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Adaptations and Modifications
(Sandall & Schwartz, 2002)

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Giving Directions

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Giving Directions

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General Guidelines about Rules and Directions

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Involving Children in Developing the Rules

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Rules Should Address

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Rules Activity

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Fun Ways to Reinforce the Rules

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Ignoring Misbehavior

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Ignoring Misbehavior

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To Use Ignoring

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When You Ignore

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Ongoing Monitoring and Positive Attention

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Positive Attention Activity

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Using Positive Feedback and Encouragement: 4 Principles

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Using Positive Feedback and Encouragement

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Increasing Positive Behaviors: Activity

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Sample Certificate

This certificate is to certify that Marleco is a SUPER FRIEND!!

Today, Marleco used his words to ask Malen nicely for a turn on the swing. When he was done swinging, he asked Malen if she wanted another turn and then helped to push her. At circle time, he gave his friend Cesar a compliment! YAY Marleco!! What a Super Friend you are!!

Give yourself a pat on the back!!

Signed by: Miss Gail & Mr. Jim
Date: January 7, 2003

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Major Messages

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This material was developed by the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning with federal funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (Cooperative Agreement N. PHS 90YD0119). The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, nor does mention of trade names, commercial projects, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. You may reproduce this material for training and information purposes.

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