Tiny People, Big Skills: Supporting Students' Emotional Well-Being

How can teachers support Social Emotional Learning through intentional play?

In this 1.5 hour recorded presentation, Dr. Paula Freeman walks us through the importance of play and the social emotional competencies of mental flexibility, frustration tolerance and problem solving that can be built through teacher led games. Participants will leave with a new understanding of how to address social emotional learning through play and examples of specific games that can be used immediately in the classroom! 

By the end of this course participants will increase their understanding of: 

  • Importance of Play
  • Big 3 of Play (mental flexibility, frustration tolerance, problem solving)

This session was a post of Region 13's day long workshop, Embracing the Whole Child: Nurturing Social Emotional Development in Early Childhood. You might also be interested in: 

1. Phuong Lien Palafox’s session, Stories Fuel Our World: Evidence Based Considerations for Literacy-Based Practices where Phuong shares with us the power of relationships, stories, and and connections. (Only available until January 31st, 2024!)

2. Monica Kurtz's session, Connecting and Reflecting: Early Childhood Trauma where Monica discusses trauma informed considerations in early childhood classrooms.


early childhood, ECSE, Prekindergarten, Counselors, Paraprofessionals
Dr. Paula Freeman
Differentiation, Early Childhood, At-Risk, ECSE, Behavior and Discipline, Effective Schools Framework - 3.1, Counseling Services, Effective Schools Framework - 3.2
1 - Planning, T-TESS 3 - Learning Environment, T-TESS 1.3 - Planning: Knowledge of Students, T-TESS 3.3 - Learning Environment: Classroom Culture
Online, On-Demand Recording

$20.00
CPE Credits: 2.00  
Registration Closes: 8/1/2024
Starts: 11/13/2023
Ends: 8/31/2024
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