Topic: social emotional

Community Ed Session Growing Up Male: It’s Not Easy [presentation]

Which emotions do you associate with males that define masculinity? How well do you handle emotions such as sadness, frustration, vulnerability, shame, or fear?

This presentation discusses emotional development and the emotional development of boys and men. Learn about some of the myths regarding emotional development and how parents can help their sons to both express and manage emotions. Read more ›

Community Ed Session Dyslexia and Learning Differences: Signs and Classroom Strategies [presentation]

In this class for educators, Lisa Parnello, MEd, DP and Sand Hill Teacher & Instructional Coach Valerie Stephens discuss learning differences (LD) and their signs, the social-emotional impacts of LD, and classroom strategies that work. Read more ›

Community Ed Session The Teenage Brain and Parenting with a Growth Mindset [presentation]

Project Cornerstone’s programs and services help individuals and communities build a web of support around young people so that they grow into healthy, caring and responsible adults.

Anne Ehresman, LCSW, Executive Director of Project Cornerstone presents this class in which she reviews adolescent brain development, Read more ›

parent-toolkit Tips for Parents on Social & Emotional Development [web resource]

parent-toolkitIt may be hard at this age to engage your child in a long discussion about emotions, but taking a couple of minutes a day to ask “What made you feel good today?” or “Did anything upset you today?” is a great way to show you care. Try to avoid questions that will get a “yes” or “no” answer to create more conversation.

Even if there isn’t always a discussion started, simply by providing daily interactions around your child’s emotions you’re creating an environment where your child knows he can talk to you. This will make him more likely to talk to you when he is ready to, or really needs to. Read more ›

Community Ed Session Social Emotional Learning: Best Practices [presentation]

In this presentation for educators, Sand Hill School’s Nick Ratcliff and Elaine Antipuesto explain the five social-emotional (SEL) learning core competencies and review SEL best practices. Read more ›

Community Ed Session Social Emotional Learning for Life Success [presentation]

Social Emotional Learning involves the processes through which people acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. Read more ›

Study Finds Social Skills Can Predict Future Success

A study finds that children who demonstrate more “pro-social” skills — those who share more and who are better listeners — are more likely to have jobs and stay out of trouble as young adults.

New research has tracked children from kindergarten into young adulthood, and it’s found that the most important predictors of long-term success are not intellectual skills but social and emotional ones. Read more ›

EI - Emotional Intelligence Emotional Intelligence Apps and Games

common-sense-mediaGraphite™ is a free service from nonprofit Common Sense Education designed to help preK-12 educators discover, use, and share the best apps, games, websites, and digital curricula for their students. Though Graphite was designed and built with educators in mind, the site open to anyone. As a parent, Graphite can help you find the best tools to meet your child’s particular learning needs. Read more ›

bonding Understanding the Different Ways of Bonding and Communicating With Your Child

bondingThe main predictor of how well your child will do in school and in life is the strength of the relationship he or she has with you, the parent or primary caretaker. This relationship impacts your child’s future mental, physical, social, and emotional health. It is not founded on quality of care or parental love, but on the nonverbal emotional communication between child and parent known as the attachment bond. While it’s easiest to form this secure attachment bond with an infant, it can be formed at any time or at any age. Read more ›

SEL Social-Emotional Apps for Special Education

SELSocial and emotional learning (SEL) is the cornerstone of emotional intelligence, as these abilities do not come naturally for some special education students. Children in special ed settings need to have their confidence, courage, and emotional awareness nurtured in order to successfully play, work, cooperate, and be productive in their studies. We have all heard that technology can be a great playing-field leveler in a classroom with diverse learners. It can also assist in providing social and emotional skills. Let’s face it — the digital lifestyle is here to stay, so using digital technology to enhance SEL makes perfect sense. Read more ›

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