Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted.
This is a great video that will explain executive functioning and how we can help these skills develop in our young learners.
Follow this link to read about how picture books can be used to develop social/emotional learning.
Here's a short video about the power of drawing in learning.
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"What is the best thing that happened to you today?"
I've made a point to ask the kids before they leave this simple question, "What's the best thing that has happened to you today?" Often they talk about a lesson we did, but I'm hoping for this to evolve into more interpersonal types of responses where children are sharing something positive someone said or did with them. During our class meetings, this type of response should develop as we talk about gratitude and recognize others who have done something to make our day go well. I hope you enjoy this talk as much as I did!