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Teach Emotions & Letters The FUN Way: ABC Emotions for SEL Success

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Are you a parent or educator looking for creative ways to support social-emotional learning (SEL) in young learners, especially those with autism? Teaching emotions can be a challenge, but it’s a vital skill for kids to develop. The ABCs of Emotions transforms the alphabet into a fun and engaging tool for building emotional literacy, self-regulation, […]

Winter Holiday Activities for Preschool and Special Education

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Winter holiday activities for preschool and special education Looking for winter holiday activities for preschool and special education? What a wonderful way to teach about diversity and inclusion! It’s important that even the youngest students learn that holiday traditions are different around the world and here at home. They may have friends who have different […]

5 Essential Benefits of Teaching Social Skills to Preschoolers

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How important is teaching social skills to preschoolers? So much! Social skills in early childhood education are more than just manners; they are the building blocks for successful interactions and future relationships. I’ve got five critical reasons why explicitly teaching social skills to preschoolers can significantly impact their academic success and personal growth. From fostering […]

Addressing Challenging Behavior — Tips from My Favorite Book!

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Applying ‘Never Split the Difference’ Techniques to Manage Challenging Student Behavior Discover actionable strategies to manage challenging student behavior with insights from the book “Never Split the Difference.” Written by a former FBI negotiator, these proven techniques can transform your classroom management skills and foster a more positive learning environment. Ideal for special education teachers, […]

5 Stages of Social Emotional Learning Skills

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What is Social Emotional Learning? Social Emotional Learning (or SEL) is the process of developing the interpersonal skills we need for school, work, and independent living. With strong social emotional skills, students are better able to engage everyday challenges and become successful at school, at home, and eventually, at work. I was recently interviewed by […]

Recess Rules and Behavior Expectations

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What are some resources for recess rules and behavior for early education and special education? Students of all ages love recess! But I’m telling ya, those littles and those with support needs live for recess! Choosing and teaching recess rules and behavior expectations can be difficult with little kiddos or special education students. Whether you’re […]

The 4 Functions of Behavior

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What are the functions of behavior? Everything we do has a reason behind it, right? In special education, ABA, and counseling settings, we are often asked to address challenging behavior—behavior that impedes the learning of the student or that of others. Whether you have a reluctant learner, you’re working on an FBA, or simply want […]

3 Ways to Manage a Young Child’s Behavior: Baby Behavior Series

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How do you handle a young child’s behavior? Children, for the most part, are born naturally curious and ready to engage socially with other little humans. How do preschoolers deal with behavior? Well, their skills are developing! The adults around them are there to guide them along, living a life of good examples, providing love […]

3 Great Preschool Autism Awareness Month Social Stories

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I wanted to create fun but useful activities for Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month. I’ve been working on a bunch of preschool social emotional learning activities for lots of subjects, so I wanted to focus on autism and disabilities this month. I like to be a little irreverent and silly because I know my littles […]

Disability Awareness Activities A Neurodiversity Social Skills Story I LOVE WHO I AM

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⭐Looking for disability awareness activities to go with autism awareness month or other neurodiversity activities? This is one of many to come disability awareness and neurodiversity affirming activities in the form of a social skills story or narrative and activity. Great for social emotional learning morning meeting or counseling activities. Super cute ORIGINAL clipart! This is I Love Who I Am. 12 slides are the social […]