Today I am talking to Carolyn, a former kindergarten teacher, who is passionate about social emotional learning and educating her students (and own child!) in a way that honors them but also holds them accountable for their actions.
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We start out the show talking about maternity leave, making the hard decision to step out of the classroom, and then we get into the controversial stuff- clip charts!
Both Carolyn and I are not huge fans of the clip chart system so we talk about alternate ways to monitor student behavior and hold children accountable. Here are some of my top Classroom Management Tips you can get for free.
Carolyn does a great job of sharing practical things we can do and say to our students that model respect to students but still remaining in control of the classroom. She also shares a TON of great resources you can use to educate yourself and your students about social emotional learning.
We wrap up the episode talking about ways you can prepare for a new school year as a kinder teacher all the way up to high school. You just have to accept that it’s going to be crazy and you need to be realistic! That’s how teaching is, right?!?
Social Emotional Learning Resources
Here are all of the books, websites, and ideas we talked about in this episode on social emotional learning.
Resources for the Teacher
- Conscious Discipline: Building Resilient Classrooms by Dr. Becky A. Bailey
- Creating the School Family by Dr. Becky A. Bailey
- Managing Emotional Mayhem by Dr. Becky A Bailey
- Conscious Discipline Website– great website with some free resources, free webinars, and training opportunities
- Love and Logic for Early Childhood: Practical Parenting from Birth to Six Years by Jim Fay & Charles Fay (they have more published books for different age groups too)
- Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster Cline & Jim Fay
Resources for the Student
- Today I Feel Silly by Jamie Lee Curtis
- What Does It Mean To Be Kind by Rana DiOrio
- Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems
- Llama Llama and The Bully Goat by Anna Dewdney
Elizabeth Verdick has a great Behavior Series that includes:
- Germs Are Not for Sharing
- Hands Are Not for Hitting
- Tails are Not for Pulling
- Voices Are Not for Yelling
- Words Are Not for Hurting
Julia Cook also has great Behavior books that maybe suited better for some of the older grades too! Including…
- Teamwork Isn’t My Thing, and I Don’t Like to Share
- I Just Don’t Like the Sound of No!
- My Mouth Is A Volcano
- The Worst Day of My Life Ever!
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