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untitled Guide to Social & Emotional Development - Parent Toolkit Social and emotional intelligence involves understanding your feelings and behaviors, as well as those of others, and applying this knowledge to your interactions and relationships. The term “emotional intelligence” was coined in 1990 by Peter Salovey Self-awareness is knowing yourself. It’s about knowing your emotions, strengths and challenges, and how your emotions affect your behavior. Self-management is knowing how to control your behaviors and moods, and setting and working toward goals. Social awareness is the ability to understand and respect the perspectives of others, and to apply this knowledge to interactions with people from diverse backgrounds.

Creativity Resource for Teachers » Teaching Resources 21st Century Skills Resources RSA Animate: 21st Century Enlightenment The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), formed in the 18th century, is a network of people devoted to creative thinking for social progress. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills This is the advocacy website for the implementation of 21st Century Skills. Arts Integration: The Authentic Context for 21st Century Learning This article details how arts integration offers unique and successful methods for instilling 21st Century Learning Skills across the curriculum. Useful Websites for Teachers Art Museums ArtNC This North Carolina Museum of Art website is designed for educators, students, and anyone interested in looking and learning from works of art. ArtsConnectEd This interactive website is full of artworks and resources from the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Walker Art Center. ArtThink Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Online Classroom Activities ArtBabble PBS LearningMedia

Virtual Musical Instruments: play the guitar, piano, drums and flute. How Parents Influence Early Moral Development | Greater ... Parents: Do you want to raise a child with a strong sense of right and wrong? You might want to start by cultivating your own morality—as well as your own empathy. A new study from the University of Chicago suggests that parents’ sensitivity to both other people’s feelings and to injustice may influence early moral development in their children. Developmental neuroscientist Jean Decety and his colleague, Jason Cowell, brought a group of one year olds into the lab to test them on their reactions to moral situations. Afterwards, the researchers offered the children toy figures representing the two “good” and “bad” onscreen characters and noted which the toddlers preferred, based on their reaching behavior. Prior to the experiment, the children’s parents filled out questionnaires measuring their values regarding empathy, justice, and fairness. “All babies make a distinction between good and bad—this has been shown by many studies,” he says. Jean Decety Of course, this is only one study.

RebelMouse: Let Your Content Roar Strategies for Reading Comprehension Strategies for reading comprehension are conscious plans — sets of steps that good readers use to make sense of text. Explicit instruction in comprehension strategies help students become purposeful, active readers. We love the strategies for reading comprehension that Tanny McGregor and other top authors offer us to help children understand what they read. Reading Process Poster Template By enlarging the following template and laminating, you can write (with a dry-erase marker) important reading processes and applications for children to discuss and understand during and after a piece of literature is read. READ-O As mentioned on the Reading Fluency Activities Page, students are encouraged to read each night at home with their families and keep track of the books they read. Strategies for Reading Comprehension Template Use the above template to display the strategies for reading comprehension in your classroom.

How To Use An Effective Reward System ... “I have a ten-year-old boy with Asperger’s Syndrome who is high functioning. We are consistent with making him aware of what is socially unacceptable and why. It seems to go in one ear and out the other though. This can be a “Catch-22” situation because, even though you want your son’s behavior to change in a positive manner, it might become more resistant or rigid if he is confronted or forced to behave in a manner that he finds disagreeable. In this case, giving your son rewards might have better results than imposing punishment. An effective economic-reward system is based on consistency in enforcing it and keeping the list of rewards/penalties attainable and short. A structured reward system works well with Asperger’s children because they do extremely well with structure, consistency, and clarity. Structure, consistency, and clarity will give your son a sense of mastery over his environment. • Anonymous said... adjust expectations.• Anonymous said... Post your comment below...

Webster.pdf Rewards | Consequences | Essentials | Parenting Information Behaviors are more likely to happen again when followed by a positive consequence like a reward. This is true for all behaviors, even those you don’t want to happen again. Rewards are important for many reasons: Rewards can encourage your child’s good behaviors.The way you respond right after your child’s behaviors makes the behavior more or less likely to happen again. Rewards can help get your child to do more of the things you want her to do. Rewards that happen right after a behavior are best. Rewards can help increase self-esteem.Toddlers and preschoolers hear the words “no,”, “stop,” and “quit” many times during the day. Rewards can improve your relationship with your child.When you give a reward to your child, you and your child are both happy. Types of Rewards There are several types of rewards. Examples of Social Rewards Reward Programs A rewards program is a way to keep track of how often your child does what you like. Want to help creating your own reward program?

How to Use the “4 C’s” Rubrics This excerpt appears in the Buck Institute for Education's book, "PBL for 21st Century Success: Teaching Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication, Creativity." Rubrics for each of the "4 C's" are in the book, and we offer guidance below on how to use them in a PBL context. They are also available to download on BIE's website at the following links: What these rubrics assess These rubrics describe what good critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity & innovation look like in the context of Project Based Learning. What these rubrics do NOT assess: “content” These rubrics are designed to assess only the 4 C’s, not subject-area knowledge in, say, math, history, or science. How these rubrics align with Common Core State Standards In these rubrics, note that: Specific ELA standards are cited in the “At Standard” column only, but their intent is reflected in the “Approaching” and “Below” columns too. How to use these rubrics How these rubrics are organized

Rewarding behavior is key to parenting teens, study suggests Parenting is hard, and parenting teens brings about an entirely new set of challenges, from keeping their rooms clean to getting them home before curfew. But, a new study suggests parents who want their teenagers to keep their grades up could have better success if they focus more on rewarding good behavior and less on threatening to punish the bad. According to the report, published in PLOS Computational Biology, British researchers have found that adolescents focus well on positive incentives, but have difficulty staying motivated to avoid penalties. The study shows that teens and adults learn in different ways, according to the study’s lead author Stefano Palminteri, a researcher with the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London. It suggests that “in some cases positive feedback may have more of an effect than negative feedback on learning” in adolescents. “Rewards give them something they want to think about,” Allen said. "When people go to work they get paid.

Operant Conditioning Examples Operant conditioning is a type of learning where behavior is controlled by consequences. Key concepts in operant conditioning are positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement, positive punishment and negative punishment. Positive Reinforcement Positive reinforcement is giving something pleasant after a behavior. Having a job and going to work every day to receive a paycheck.Receiving praise after a musical performance would increase the amount that you perform.A teacher complimenting students when they answer correctly will increase that behavior.At a gym, customers receive a discount if they work out a certain number of times and eat healthy.In the Skinner Box experiment, a rat got food as a reward for acceptable behavior, such as pressing a lever. Negative Reinforcement Negative reinforcement is taking away something unpleasant as a result of the behavior that is acceptable. It is very noisy outside so you turn on the television to mask the noise. Positive Punishment Negative Punishment