We must widen… “our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” – Albert Einstein “Feed the birds, Mom. Don’t forget today,” E tells me with fervor on one of the last freezing cold… Read More
Category: Modeling Social and Emotional Skills, Practicing Social and Emotional Skills Tags: Animals and humans, Care, Caring behavior, Circle of compassion, Collaboration, Compassion, Consequences, Empathy, Empathy development, Global inter-dependence, Kids and nature, Moral development, Moral thinking, Perspective taking, Understanding feelings
If you have a problem, don’t muddle through. Here’s a simple rap about what to do. Stop, calm down before you act. You’ll think more clearly – that’s a fact. Say the problem and how you feel. Set a positive goal (and… Read More
Category: Modeling Social and Emotional Skills, Practicing Social and Emotional Skills Tags: Choices, Collaborative for Academic, Collaborative problem solving, Communication, Conflict Management, Consequences, Consequential thinking, Discipline, Feelings vocabulary, Goal setting, Positive goal, Problem solving, Roger Weissberg, Self control, Social and Emotional Learning, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL), Traffic Light Model, traffic light
Our bravest and best lessons are not learned through success, but through misadventure. – Amos Bronson Alcott “The driveway is too bumpy.” “I hate wearing bike helmets!” and “I don’t want to ride with training wheels” are all of the “reasons” my… Read More
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