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CSEFEL: Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning

CSEFEL: Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
The Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children. We have developed extensive, user-friendly training materials, videos, and print resources which are available directly from this website to help early care, health and education providers implement this model. State Partnerships Visit our states page to find more information about any of our state partners or new resources and information for all states. State Partners: California, Colorado, Hawaii, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nebraska, North Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, and Wisconsin. Stay Connected to CSEFEL: sign up for our electronic updates

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Feelings Chart Free Printable Feelings Charts Printable List of Feelings This feelings list can be printed and used by kids (and adults) to describe their feelings. You can use this list of feelings on its own or together with a feelings chart / emotion chart from the selection below. Assessing the New Federalism Changing research focus: Federalism to Private/Public Context The Urban Institute's Assessing the New Federalism Project closely followed struggling families over the past decade as many left welfare—first in a booming economy, then through a recession, and now in a period when wages have stagnated and health insurance costs have skyrocketed. Building on more than a decade of ANF research, ANF has changed focus to become the new Low-Income Working Families project.

Building Social and Emotional Skills in Elementary Students: Passion and Strengths In this nine-part series, we will look at important factors that influence the happiness and social and emotional learning of elementary school age children. These are very useful in helping students learn, manage emotions better and increase empathy. Each blog features one letter of the acronym HAPPINESS: H = Happiness A = Appreciation P = Passions and Strengths P = Perspective I = Inner Meanie, Inner Friend N = Ninja Mastery E = Empathy S = So Similar S = Share Your Gifts Karel: Book Citation Karel the Robot A Gentle Introduction to the Art of Programming Authors: Richard E. Pattis (2nd Edition), revised by Jim Roberts and Mark Stehlik Publisher: John Wiley and Sons, Inc ISBN: 0-471-59725-2 Copyright: 1981, 1995, by John Wiley and Sons, Inc Abstract: Karel the Robot teaches you the fundamental concepts and skills of programming -- quickly and easily! By emphasizing logic and structure over calculation, it provides a non-threatening introduction to the central ideas in programming -- the same ideas that apply to all programming languages. This widely-praised guide begins by introducing Karel, a literal-minded robot whose built-in capabilities allow him to explore his world and manipulate simple objects in it.

Basic Tips Child Care Providers Can Use to Guide Children's Behavior Children need adults to teach, guide, and support them as they grow and learn. Child care providers play an important role in guiding children's behavior in positive, supportive, and age-appropriate ways. The most appropriate ways to guide behavior are different at different ages, depending on their developmental abilities and needs. For example, two-year-olds have limited understanding and need a lot of redirection, but five-year-olds can learn to be good problem solvers. Effective guidance strategies also depend on the individual child's personality. Strategies that work well for one child may not be effective for another child of the same age.

LGBTQ Student Rights Harassment of LGBTQ Students All students have the right to be treated equally and to be free from bullying, harassment and discrimination, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Respecting Transgender and Gender-nonconforming Students' Rights Illinois Learning Standards for Social/Emotional Learning(SEL) The standards describe the content and skills for students in grades K - 12 for social and emotional learning. Each standard includes five benchmark levels that describe what students should know and be able to do in early elementary (grades K - 3), late elementary (grades 4 - 5), middle/junior high (grades 6-8), early high school (grades 9-10), and late high school (grades 11-12). These standards build on the Illinois Social/Emotional Development Standards of the Illinois Early Learning Standards.

MERMAID STORIES There are two types of mermaid stories here: One is neither myth nor folk tale but fiction written by a known author. The other type are the odd ball stories were the mermaid plays a small but important role. She may, for example, only appear at the very end or beginning of the story. FICTION The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen The Fisherman and His Soul by Oscar Wilde Undine by Friedrich de la Motte Fouque The Mermaid's Twin Sister by Lynn Joseph, who was born in Trinidad ODD BALLS The Golden Mermaid - she's the prize The Nixie in the Mill Pond - she's the terror The Mermaid's Vengeance - better watch out! Check out Mermaid Mythology and the Legend of the Mermaid for more mermaid stories. Blink Coping skills (resilience) stress; resilience; self esteem; change; comforters; ritual; self control; family break-up; support; problems; routine; resiliency; confident; confidence. ; Resilience is a person's ability to cope with living in spite of stresses. We cannot always prevent things going wrong for our children, but we can help them build strengths so that they are more able to successfully face challenges and setbacks.

50 Years of Government Spending, In 1 Graph : Planet Money Of each dollar the federal government spends, how much goes to defense? How much goes to Social Security? How much goes to interest on the debt? And how has this sort of thing changed over time? Social & Emotional Issues - Teacher Resources Highlights Earth Day Kids love hearing about the Earth and ways we can be better to our environment! We've gathered some great resources to help you celebrate Earth Day (April 22) with your class. Some of our most popular activities include this Pollution Matching Worksheet, Recycling Videos and Activities, and Renewable and Non-renewable Energy Worksheet, Recycled Art Lesson Plan, and a Trash & Climate Change Activities Packet! Videos Interested in using different types of media in your classroom?

Questioning Toolkit Essential Questions These are questions which touch our hearts and souls. They are central to our lives. They help to define what it means to be human. Most important thought during our lives will center on such essential questions. What does it mean to be a good friend?