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A2 I think knowing the expected or typical development of a child helps you identify the stage they're at so you know how to help support them as they grow. Similar to how knowing the progression of standards helps you support Ss academically. #SEL#5thchat
A1: Social emotional learning to me refers to both the social/emotional health of a child & their ability or access to learning important human social skills like empathy, compassion, cooperation, self-control & self-awareness. #5thchat
A2: Understanding the developmental progression for children and adolescents, and what step our Ss are currently working through, can guide us on how to support, guide or empower them with academics and building relationships. #5thchat#SEL
#5thchat Oran, I like what your wrote here "The addition of SEL in instruction provides students and teachers an opportunity during the school day for introspection which in turn creates an environment more conducive to learning."
#5thchat Oran, I like what you wrote here "The addition of SEL in instruction provides students and teachers an opportunity during the school day for introspection which in turn creates an environment more conducive to learning."
A4 I read a lot of books the kids can connect to to help develop their sense of empathy. We read stories from multiple perspectives (like the 3 pigs from the wolf's POV) I also include a lot of cooperative group work to develop collaboration and teamwork skills #SEL#5thchat
A3: The longer I teach the more I’ve come to terms with how huge the teacher’s mood & language impact a class (& individual kids). When a teacher feels hopeless or overwhelmed, so do the kids. We need to support each other so we can remain positive, so they can, too! #5thchat
A5 Ss need to learn how to be mindful of how their thoughts and emotions effect their actions and others. I teach some self regulation breathing techniques and have a "safe place" in my room where kids can go when they need to calm down or just need a moment #SEL#5thchat
A4: Reading biographies seems a perfect fit for teaching #SEL as a class reads about empathy or perseverance, that’s an natural time to share stories & make the moment count. But, also, in science or history there are many opportunities for connections! #5thchat@MarkNechanicky
A3: #5thchat#sel teacher language is crucial to SEL... words hold tremendous power and sometimes teachers are the only positive interactions students may receive we also need to think about tone as well as words we use
A5: These perspectives remind us that these *are* teachable skills & that we, as teachers, need to keep our own #GrowthMindset when we deal with kids who come to us already labeled “bullies” or “out of control” so that we remember to add “Yet” to the criticisms... #5thchat
A6: With a focus on #SEL including problem solving Ss are able to work through social problems constructively and that helps create a positive classroom climate. Teaching how to solve problems is crucial to #SEL and carries over to all other academic areas. #5thchat
While it is important to teach these as skills, I think it is also important to remember that some #SEL skills differ by cultures. We need to recognize when kids some to us with these skills when they look different from the dominant culture #5thchat
A6: This is key to class management/student discipline & the secret to a functioning #RestorativeJustice program. A teacher must consider #SEL as part of analyzing problems as well as solutions. It’s not easy & it takes time, but the pay-off is *SO* worth it! #5thchat
A8 we follow the same morning meeting ritual every day so the kids know what to expect and feel safe. I don't use morning meeting as a place to discuss classroom problems that need solving as I want it to be a time to build relationships #SEL#5thchat