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  1. 1. Promoting Children’s Success: Building Relationships and Creating Supportive Environments (Module 1) WestEd San Marcos
  2. 2. Welcome & Introductions <ul><li>We’re happy to be here too! </li></ul><ul><li>The Leadership Team </li></ul><ul><li>Sites </li></ul><ul><li>WestEd </li></ul>We are all jumping for joy to see you here!
  3. 3. Connecting with Others <ul><li>This group will be together over the next few months </li></ul><ul><li>During breaks and small group activities, please introduce yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Take advantage of the time together </li></ul>
  4. 4. Who Are We? <ul><li>WestEd San Marcos </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A part of the WestEd Center for Child & Family Studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Our projects focus on inclusive practice for all children </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Website: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CSEFEL: Federally funded Office of Head Start/Child Care Bureau </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Website: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>TACSEI: Federally funded Office of Special Education Programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Interventions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Website: </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Materials For You! <ul><li>Notebook: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Today is Module 1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many of the Modules handouts will be added at future trainings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Make the Materials Useful to You </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Take notes (Paper provided or on the handouts) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mark for later review (use the post-it notes) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Articles provide lots of background information </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bring the Notebook to every training </li></ul>
  6. 6. Climate for Learning <ul><li>Take Care of Yourself </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Move or stand if you need to (Stretch) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the restroom as needed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jot down question as we go </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make notes of ideas to try in your setting </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Take Care of Each Other </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Turn cell phones off or on silent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speak up when sharing from the audience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be mindful of those around you </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Learner Objectives <ul><li>Participants will be able to identify strategies that can be used to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>build positive relationships with children, families and colleagues; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>design environments, schedules, and routines; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>structure transitions; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>help children learn expectations and routines; and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>plan activities that promote engagement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>acknowledge and encourage children’s positive social behaviors </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. What is Social-Emotional Development? <ul><li>The developmentally and culturally appropriate ability to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manage Emotions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relate to Adults </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relate to Peers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feel Good About Self </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. What Does Healthy Social Emotional Development Look Like? <ul><li>A sense of confidence and competence </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to develop good relationships with peers and adults/make friends/get along with others </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to persist at tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to follow directions </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to identify, understand, and communicate own feelings/emotions </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to constructively manage strong emotions </li></ul><ul><li>Development of empathy </li></ul>
  10. 10. When there is NOT Healthy Social Emotional Development <ul><li>What do children do when they don’t develop these skills? </li></ul><ul><li>When children do not have these skills, they often exhibit challenging behaviors </li></ul><ul><li>We must focus on TEACHING the skills! </li></ul>
  11. 11. Promoting Social Emotional Competence Teacher Training and Implementation Administrative Supports Program Philosophy Well defined procedures Designing Supportive Environments Building Positive Relationships Social Emotional Teaching Strategies Module 1 Module 2 Module 3a, 3b Individualized Intensive Interventions
  12. 12. Building the Pyramid
  13. 13. We Need to Teach! “ If a child doesn’t know how to read, we teach . If a child doesn’t know how to swim, we teach . If a child doesn’t know how to multiply, we teach . If a child doesn’t know how to drive, we teach. If a child doesn’t know how to behave, we……..... Why can’t we finish the last sentence as automatically as we do the others?” Tom Herner (NASDE President ) Counterpoint 1998, p.2) …… .teach? …… .punish?
  14. 14. Some Basic Assumptions <ul><li>Challenging behavior usually has a message- I am bored, I am sad, you hurt my feelings, I need some attention </li></ul><ul><li>Children often use challenging behavior when they don’t have the social or communication skills they need to engage in more appropriate interactions </li></ul><ul><li>Behavior that persists over time is usually working for the child </li></ul><ul><li>We need to focus on teaching children what to do in place of the challenging behavior </li></ul>
  15. 15. What is “Good” Or “Bad”? <ul><li>What is “good” or acceptable behavior to you? </li></ul><ul><li>What is “bad” or unacceptable behavior? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you think that your answer matches that of the families of the children in your settings? </li></ul><ul><li>Does your answer match your colleagues? </li></ul>
  16. 16. Behavior is in the Eye of the Beholder <ul><li>Our views of behavior are shaped by our family, values, culture, beliefs, and information we receive. </li></ul><ul><li>You may have different definitions, yet be able to make it work for the child </li></ul><ul><li>What do you believe about behavior? </li></ul><ul><li>What ideas do you bring from your family and culture about behavior? </li></ul>
  17. 17. Getting To Agreements About Behavior <ul><li>Why do we have rules? </li></ul><ul><li>To let us know what we expect from each other </li></ul><ul><li>When rules are “told” to children, they do not necessarily represent agreements </li></ul><ul><li>We want agreements between all members of the class and school – adults & children </li></ul><ul><li>Take a moment to write down the “rules” you have in your classroom </li></ul>
  18. 18. How Do Children Know What Is Expected of Them? <ul><li>Most classroom rules group together under three broad expectations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We Are Safe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We Are Respectful </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We Are Friendly </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Try this with your rules </li></ul><ul><li>Keep this in mind as we move through the day </li></ul>
  19. 19. Reflect and Check <ul><li>Throughout the day we will stop and reflect on what we’ve just done and think of how you might use the information </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Check Number 1 of your Personal Action Plan </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Circle1-2 key points that you want to remember </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>On your Team Plan, write one thing you might want to think about, discuss in your team, or have help with in the third column </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Hierarchy of Brain Development Abstract thought Logic Reasoning Attachment Contextual Memory Sexual Behavior Emotional Reactivity Appetite/Satiety Blood Pressure Body Temperature Motor Regulation Balance Heart Rate Breathing FOREBRAIN Cortex “ Executive Center” MIDBRAIN Limbic “ Emotional Center” HINDBRAIN Cerebellum & Brainstem “ Alarm Center”
  21. 21. Buttons in Our Brain Analytical Response Emotional Response Reactive Response Reflexive Response
  22. 22. Buttons in Our Brain Analytical Response Emotional Response Reactive Response Reflexive Response
  23. 23. Buttons in Our Brain Analytical Response Emotional Response Reactive Response Reflexive Response
  24. 24. Buttons in Our Brain Analytical Response Emotional Response Reactive Response Reflexive Response
  25. 25. Examining Our Attitudes about Challenging Behaviors <ul><li>What behaviors push your buttons? </li></ul><ul><li>How do these behaviors make you feel? </li></ul><ul><li>How does this impact your relationship with a child and his/her family? </li></ul>1.2 Handout 1.2 Hot Button Activity Behaviors Feelings Impact
  26. 26. <ul><li>If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves. </li></ul><ul><li>Carl Jung – psychiatrist . </li></ul>
  27. 27. Managing Personal Stress: Reframing Upsetting Thought (Representing the Problem) “ I can’t handle this job anymore!” “ She ruins everything! This is going to be the worst year of my career.” Calming Thoughts (Reframed Statement) “ I feel undervalued right now – I need to seek support from my peers and supervisor.” “ Having her in my class is going to be a wonderful Professional Development experience.”
  28. 28. Managing Stress from Children: Reframing Upsetting Thought (Representing the Problem) “ That child is a monster. This is getting ridiculous. He’ll never change.” “ She never sits in circle time. I’m sick of dealing with these behaviors!” Calming Thoughts (Reframed Statement) “ This child is testing to see where the limits are. My job is to stay calm and help him learn better ways to behave.” “ I can handle this. I need to move to my thinking brain. My buttons are being pushed.”
  29. 29. Reframing Activity <ul><li>In pairs or in groups of 3(no one from your classroom) </li></ul><ul><li>See Handout 1.3 (Reframing Activity) </li></ul><ul><li>Read the four examples listed and choose two to three other challenging behaviors from your hot button activity and how you might reframe your thinking about each one. </li></ul><ul><li>In reframing the challenging behaviors, do not come up with solutions but rather come up with a different way to think about it. </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared to share your ideas with the large group. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Reflect and Check <ul><li>Get out the Action plan! </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Check Number 2 of your Personal Action Plan </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Circle1-2 key points that you want to remember </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>On your Team Action Plan, write one thing you might want to do or have help with in the third column </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  31. 31. Module 1: Relationships Supportive Environments Module 1 Building Positive Relationships with Children, Families, and Other Professionals Module 1 Social-Emotional Teaching Strategies Module 2 Individualized Intensive Interventions Module 3a/b Few children Children at-risk All Children Module 4: Leadership Strategies
  32. 32. Why Build Relationships? <ul><li>Relationships are at the foundation of everything we do. Build relationships early – don’t wait until there is a problem </li></ul><ul><li>Children learn and develop in the context of relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Children with the most challenging behaviors especially need these relationships, and yet their behaviors often prevent them from benefiting from those relationships </li></ul>
  33. 33. Strong Relationships <ul><li>Help each child feel accepted in the group </li></ul><ul><li>Assist children in learning to communicate and get along with others </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage feelings of empathy and mutual respect among children and adults </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a supportive environment in which children can learn and practice appropriate and acceptable behaviors as individuals and as a group </li></ul>
  34. 34. Building Positive Relationships <ul><li>Adults’ time and attention are very important to children </li></ul><ul><li>We need to give time and attention at times other than when they are engaging in challenging behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Family members and other colleagues (mental health providers, therapists) are critical partners in building children’s social emotional competence </li></ul><ul><li>We should all work together to ensure children’s success and prevent challenging behavior </li></ul>
  35. 35. “ Every child needs one person who is crazy about him.” Uri Bronfenbrenner
  36. 36. Video 1.1: Adult Child Conversations What are some things that this teacher does to build positive relationships with children?
  37. 37. Building Positive Relationships with Children Play Time & Attention Home visits Share Empathy Happy Grams Carolyn Webster-Stratton Making deposits into children’s emotional banks. Notes home
  38. 38. Ideas for Making Deposits <ul><li>Think of ways that you can make deposits with the children in your classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Make a list with your table group </li></ul><ul><li>See what you included from Handout 1.7 and add your ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Think about how to make deposits with families </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Getting to know the family will help you make deposits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can build up your relationship by positive discussions or notes about their child </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can also build deposits through simple interactions </li></ul></ul>
  39. 39. Build Home/School Connections
  40. 40. Connections Among Adults CONNECTED DISCONNECTED When adults are connected (or disconnected) with each other, what does this look like? What do you see? What is happening?
  41. 41. Filling Your Piggy Bank <ul><li>Think of how YOU like to receive feedback and encouragement </li></ul><ul><li>Share your preferences with your group </li></ul><ul><li>Take a moment to reflect back on how others in your group supported you or participated today </li></ul>
  42. 42. Filling Other’s Piggy Banks <ul><li>We want you to make some deposits with people in your group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You could write them a short note </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You could tell them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You could do something for them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You could let them know Monday </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be creative! </li></ul></ul>
  43. 43. Reflect and Check <ul><li>Get out the Action plan! </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Check Number 3 of your Personal Action Plan </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Circle1-2 key points that you want to remember </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>On your Team Action Plan, write one thing you might want to do or have help with in the third column </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  44. 44. Module 1: Environments Supportive Environments Module 1 Building Positive Relationships with Children, Families, and Other Professionals Module 1 Social-Emotional Teaching Strategies Module 2 Individualized Intensive Interventions Module 3a/b Few children Children at-risk All Children Leadership Strategies
  45. 45. Designing Supportive Environments <ul><li>Physical Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Schedules & Routines </li></ul><ul><li>Transitions </li></ul><ul><li>Large/Small Group Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Expectations for Behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Observing & Positive Attention </li></ul>
  46. 46. 1. Physical Environment <ul><li>Hot and Cool Spots </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching teams , sketch your current classroom. Other staff , pick a common area to sketch in teams </li></ul><ul><li>Identify those places in the room that are </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Hot Spots ” – Places where there are conflicts or problems among children regularly, places where you need to provide extra supervision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Cool Spots ” where things usually work well, groups of children can be together without major conflicts </li></ul></ul>
  47. 47. Things to Consider <ul><li>Traffic Patterns </li></ul><ul><li>Minimize large open spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Minimize obstacles and other hazards </li></ul><ul><li>Consider the needs of children with physical and sensory disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Small Group Areas/Centers </li></ul><ul><li>Clear boundaries </li></ul><ul><li>Visibility </li></ul><ul><li>Visual prompts when area or centers are not an option </li></ul><ul><li>Adequate number of areas or centers </li></ul><ul><li>Size & location of centers </li></ul><ul><li>Number of children in areas or centers </li></ul><ul><li>Organization of materials </li></ul><ul><li>Preparation of areas or centers </li></ul><ul><li>Sensory Environment </li></ul>
  48. 48. Create Meaningful & Engaging Small Group or Learning Areas <ul><li>Look at your sketch </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is there a clear entry to each center? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is each center inviting? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are there enough materials (3 or more units of play per child allowed in center)? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is there a system in place for entering and exiting centers? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are centers and materials/shelves labeled? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is there a rotation of materials? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are materials highly engaging? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are the activities relevant to children’s needs, interests and lives? </li></ul></ul>
  49. 49. Reflect and Check <ul><li>Get out the Action plan! </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Check Number 4 of your Personal Action Plan </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Circle1-2 key points that you want to remember </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>On your Team Action Plan, write one thing you might want to do or have help with in the third column </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  50. 50. 2. Schedules and Routines <ul><li>Schedules generally are determined by time </li></ul><ul><li>Many routines are done sub-consciously (brushing teeth, making coffee) </li></ul><ul><li>Some routines become habits </li></ul><ul><li>Good habits help us function </li></ul><ul><li>Clocks, calendars, notes are all supports to provide structure </li></ul>Adult’s Concept of Schedule/Routine: Time & Habit
  51. 51. Children’s Concept of Schedule/ Routine: Order & Predictability <ul><li>Balance activities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>active and quiet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>small group and large group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>teacher- and child-directed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Teach children the schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a routine and follow it consistently </li></ul><ul><li>When changes are necessary, prepare children ahead of time </li></ul><ul><li>Use rituals as cues to build “good habits” </li></ul>Develop a schedule that promotes child engagement & success
  52. 52. Visual Schedules <ul><li>Children appreciate visual reminders of their schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Explore using a large “picture schedule” with your daily routine </li></ul><ul><li>You can indicate a change with pictures beside the typical schedule </li></ul>
  53. 53. Teach with Visual Schedules
  54. 54. 3. Transitions <ul><li>Plan for transitions </li></ul><ul><li>Minimize the number of transitions that children have during the day </li></ul><ul><li>Minimize the length of time children spend waiting with nothing to do </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare children for transitions by providing a warning </li></ul><ul><li>Structure the transitions so that children have something to do while they wait </li></ul><ul><li>Teach children the expectations related to transitions. </li></ul><ul><li>Individualize supports and cues. Songs, activities, and visual cues all work </li></ul>
  55. 55. Transition with Picture & Timer
  56. 56. Transition & Turn-Taking
  57. 57. Transition with Visual Cues
  58. 58. Transition with Choice
  59. 59. Transition with Center Necklaces
  60. 60. Transition with a Buddy
  61. 61. Reflect and Check <ul><li>Get out the Action plan! </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Check Number 5 & 6 of your Personal Action Plan </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Circle 1-2 key points that you want to remember in each </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>On your Team Action Plan, write one thing you might want to do or have help with in the third column </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  62. 62. 4. Planning Engaging Group Activities <ul><li>Planning any activity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consider the length </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be clear about the purpose & goals of the activities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Implementing large group activity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimize large group activities! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide opportunities for all children to be actively involved </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assign jobs to children </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have children lead activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set up the environment to promote appropriate behavior (carpet squares, use objects/visuals, make it interesting, make it infrequent, yet special) </li></ul></ul>
  63. 63. Grouping Children <ul><li>Range of activities done in small groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching new skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skill building/Individualized attention </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Independent work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Socialization </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Planning and implementing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Small is age of children + one (4 children for three year olds) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use materials that encourage collaboration and communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make activities inviting and interesting </li></ul></ul>
  64. 64. 5. Expectations for Behavior <ul><li>Expectations are a framework for the behaviors that are “expected” for everyone in the program: children, staff, families while on the site </li></ul><ul><li>Expectations are best when set “program-wide” and examples are created for specific settings such as in the classroom, in the outside yard, in the bathroom, in the hallway, and so forth </li></ul>
  65. 65. General Guidelines about Expectations <ul><li>Have a few simple expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Involve the children in developing the examples </li></ul><ul><li>Post the expectations and examples visually </li></ul><ul><li>Teach the expectations systematically </li></ul><ul><li>When first learning the expectations, call attention to children when they follow them, linking the behavior and expectation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wow, you walked quietly to the bathroom. That was really respectful! </li></ul></ul>
  66. 66. Share Program-Wide Expectations <ul><li>Be Safe </li></ul><ul><li>2. Be Respectful </li></ul><ul><li>3. Be a Team Player (Friendly) </li></ul>
  67. 67. Other Examples
  68. 68. Developing Expectation Examples <ul><li>Keep examples positive – what you see when the behavior meets the expectation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For “We Are Safe” an example could be picking up toys (to prevent tripping) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Unlike rules, which may need constant additions, expectations are often broad enough to encompass new and unexpected situations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>After some juice spills, a child knows to wipe it up to keep people safe (not just to “clean up”) </li></ul></ul>
  69. 69. Developing Expectation Examples <ul><li>In groups, you will focus on one or two activity areas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Arrival & Departure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared space (large group areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work Time (small centers) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outside </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meals (snack & lunch) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bathrooms </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For your assigned activity area, generate several examples for each Program-Wide Expectation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We Are Respectful </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We Are Safe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We Are Friendly </li></ul></ul>
  70. 70. Stop/Go Teaching Expectations
  71. 71. Practicing Classroom Expectations
  72. 72. Reflect and Check <ul><li>Get out the Action plan! </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Check Number 7, 8, & 9 of your Personal Action Plan </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Circle 1-2 key points that you want to remember in each </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>On your Team Action Plan, write one thing you might want to do or have help with in the third column </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  73. 73. 6. Ongoing Observing and Positive Attention <ul><li>Studies have shown that most adults talk to children by giving directions or correcting inappropriate behavior </li></ul><ul><li>We need to monitor our behavior to ensure that we are spending more time in genuine conversation or positive commenting </li></ul><ul><li>Give children attention when they are engaging in appropriate behaviors </li></ul><ul><li>When giving attention, be specific in our acknowledgement of what they are doing </li></ul>
  74. 74. Close to Magic <ul><li>Acknowledgement Vs. Praise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Think of some positive behaviors you want to encourage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>List some examples of how you would praise a child for those behaviors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How you would acknowledge and encourage instead? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Being explicit and specific </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be as specific as you can with your acknowledgment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instead of saying “You were so nice to Kendra” or You really were a big help to Juan” say “When you gave Kendra the toy when she was watching you, that was very kind and nice” or “Holding the jar for Juan as he filled it was very helpful.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-verbal acknowledgement is great too! </li></ul></ul>
  75. 75. Don’t Assume… <ul><li>Being explicit and specific works for directions too </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be specific when making a request of a child </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ It looks like the play dough needs to be put away. Would you like to put away the green or the red play dough?” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on teaching skills, acknowledge them when they are used, and apply the strategies thoughtfully </li></ul></ul>
  76. 76. Using Positive Feedback and Encouragement <ul><li>You can also use nonverbal forms of positive feedback and encouragement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You could arrange a special signal with a child who needs lots of encouragement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Individualize use of positive feedback and encouragement based on children’s needs and preferences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some children prefer quiet, small-style encouragement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Encourage other adults and peers to use positive feedback and encouragement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Children can learn to give compliments (and they enjoy it!) </li></ul></ul>
  77. 77. Action Plan <ul><li>Look over your Team Action Plans and see where you wanted to focus </li></ul><ul><li>As a classroom team, select one or two areas you would like to focus on from the “Building Positive Relationships” and one or two areas from the “Designing Supportive Environments” </li></ul><ul><li>You will have a few minutes to come together as a site to share your Team Action Plans </li></ul><ul><li>The Action Plan will help guide the support that you receive from your coach </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure the coach has a copy! </li></ul>
  78. 78. Continuous Improvement A Way of Fine-Tuning Together
  79. 79. What Worked? Suggestions
  80. 80. See You Next Time! <ul><li>Focus on </li></ul><ul><li>Building relationships </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>Creating supportive environments! </li></ul>