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Video Title: Promoting Social & Emotional Competence

Module 2: Social-Emotional Teaching Strategies


Video Clip 2.5 - "Problem Solving"

Teacher: Milana, there's no spaces available right now.
Milana: But…
Teacher: I know. Are you feeling disappointed? Yeah. It's not a choice right now, though, 'cause it's all full.
Milana: Pizza cutter.
Teacher: There's the pizza cutter. What else could you do? (pause) I know you really wanna play there, Milana. I think computers are open, and the scan table's open. That's not a choice right now, Milana, because look, it's all full. (pause) Should we ask some other people for a solution? See if anybody else has an idea of what to do? … Taylor, come on over here, we have a problem. You see, Milana really wants to play here, and all the areas are full. So do you have a good solution? Can you think of what she could do?
Helen: I could.
Teacher: What do you think she could do?
Helen: She could share one of these books.
Teacher: She could share a book with her? Did you hear that? Helen said you could share a book with her, so that would be okay, if we have one more person over here? Can you show her which one's yours? Helen, way to go! I never would've thought of that! But you guys can share that. Boy, look at Milana's face! You made her happy.

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