Give students lots of opportunities to SELF-CORRECT their own challenges - TOGETHER.
You love teaching, but correcting the same challenging behaviors, even though it "comes with the territory," can be the most exhausting part of any day.
You want, and your students deserve, more time for actual teaching!
I've been there, and I almost quit. Then I remembered my own childhood as a headstrong kid: I resisted being told what to do. I remember wishing that my teachers would treat me like a person who mattered, instead of treating me like a problem that needed to be 'fixed.'
We do a disservice to kids if, by age 4, we aren't enabling them as competent problem solvers... while also, very importantly, helping them to discover how much they share feelings, values, understanding and challenges with their peers and classmates.
We can nurture kids' healthy independence and build healthy belonging (a natural human need), when we consistently facilitate peer group problem-solving discussions, preemptively, around familiar SEL challenges.
Short-term + long-term results:
Less 1-on-1 corrections = More win-win's!!!
Everyone wants to belong... it's human nature. An essential element of belonging is being 'seen.' Even brief moments, when authentic, have lasting influence.
Implementing the brain science of learning just makes good sense ... and the constructive results accumulate rapidly.
Teachers who've adopted this approach agree: professional advantages are worth the gentle learning curve involved.
You can develop students' social and emotional learning with easy-to-implement resources that ...
... do NOT make more work for you, but instead genuinely engage
children's own natural instincts to collaboratively solve their own problems.
IMMEDIATE & LONG TERM RESULTS:
Connecting & Communicating
Inclusion that rings true
Collaborating for Win-Win-Win
Accountability & Independence
Body language awareness
Conscience & Character
Heart & mind integration
Brain science of learning
Critical thinking / analysis
TEACH SMARTER, NOT HARDER by activating and anchoring your students' own wisdom
(in other words, their: innate empathy, critical thinking skills, constructive reasoning abilities
and natural-born instinct to solve problems collaboratively).
Learn how to facilitate consistent opportunities for your students to discover how much they and their classmates know and deeply understand
about what works best for everyone.
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