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The Ohio Department of Education compiled tips for teachers with evidence-based, positive, proactive and responsive classroom behavior intervention and support strategies. The techniques are aimed at helping capitalize on instructional time and decrease disruptions.
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New Toolkit: Sesame Street Tackles Children's Trauma
With funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and other philanthropic partners, Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit that produces Sesame Street, recently launched a resource portal focused on helping children from birth to age six deal with traumatic experiences.
The goal of the initiative is to mitigate the harmful effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and unexpected stressful occurrences. ACEs can include abuse and neglect, witnessing domestic violence, a parent's substance abuse or mental illness, divorce, or parental incarceration. The 2016 National Survey of Children's Health found nearly half of American children under age 18 have had at least one out of nine types of ACEs.
The online toolkit features new bilingual content for children, such as videos, storybooks, and digital activities, all with the Sesame Street Muppets. The resources present universal coping strategies that help children feel safe and become more resilient in a range of situations. They're designed to give caring adults the tools they need to foster nurturing connections. Also included are activities and resources for related adult professional development.
Washington State Launches Online SEL Course
The Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) provides an online course in social and emotional learning. Created in response to legislation that supports SEL statewide, the course is available free of charge to anyone in the nation interested in SEL. Washington State educators can receive professional credit for taking the course.
Developed by a consortium of Washington educators and the American Institutes for Research, the course is designed for educators, administrators, school staff, other professionals, and parents who interact with youth. It contains five segments.
- Introduction to SEL
- Embedding SEL Schoolwide
- Creating a Professional Culture Based on SEL
- Integrating SEL into Culturally Responsive Classrooms
- Identifying and Selecting Evidence-Based Programs
Although the course can be completed by an individual, OSPI says it will be more impactful if it is done collectively by those who will be implementing SEL. Suggested methods for engaging participants in a group setting are provided throughout. The course takes an estimated 10 hours to complete.
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