Strengthening Young Children's Social and Emotional Skills: The Pyramid Model Day 2: Social Emotional Teaching Strategies

**Participants must attend workshop day 1 prior to attending.  Workshop day 2 and 3 are a combined 12-hour workshop, attendance at both days is required to receive a certificate.**

This is the second of four workshop days based on the Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Confidence. The Pyramid Model has been embedded in programs throughout the world as a comprehensive, multi-tiered, team-based approach to understanding children’s behavior, which includes prevention, promotion, and intervention practices

During workshop day 2, participants will discuss why it is important to be more intentional about teaching social emotional skills at the preschool level and be able to identify strategies for supporting the development of friendship skills. Workshop content will include the importance of emotional literacy and identify strategies that build “feeling vocabularies”, while deepening participants understanding about the importance of providing opportunities for children to begin to understand their own as well as others’ emotions.

Learners will:

  • Examine why it is important to be more intentional about teaching social emotional skills.
  • Implement strategies for supporting the development of friendship skills.
  • Define emotional literacy and implement activities that build ‘feeling vocabularies”.
  • Deepen their understanding about the importance of providing opportunities for children to begin to understand their own as well as others’ emotions.
  • Explain and discuss why children need to learn to control anger and handle disappointment.
  • List strategies to teach anger management skills.
  • Understand the importance of teaching problem solving and will be able to implement problem-solving steps.
  • Recognize the importance of and construct strategies for individualizing instruction.
  • List and discuss strategies for partnering with families.

To fully understand and embed the Pyramid Model within your program, participants are encouraged to attend all four workshop days in this series as a team from your program.

Audience
Administrators
Coordinators
Parent Educators
Teacher Assistants
Teachers
Topic
S/E = Social/Emotional Development
Levels of learning
Introductory

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