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Everyday Amazing: Understanding Behavior and Supporting Positive Interactions

Recorded: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
1 hr
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About this Session

Increasingly, we are discovering that rigorous academic research confirms something that early childhood teachers have always known: social-emotional development matters. It starts with the everyday interactions that let children know they matter.

In this hour-long webinar, early childhood teachers and leaders will discover how to establish and maintain a classroom environment that communicates clear norms for pro-social behaviors and good health by developing both children’s independence and interdependence as a community. We will discuss how every adult in school can work together to leverage the unparalleled power of ordinary actions, interactions, and expectations, such that everyday and amazing come to mean the same thing.

Educators attending this session will learn how to

  • establish clear norms and expectations for pro-social behaviors;
  • uncover the feelings behind children’s challenging behaviors; and
  • create an environment where all children and families feel welcomed and valued, even those who join mid-year.


Learn more about the series below.

Beth White
Sr. Manager, Educational Content
Teaching Strategies
Janet Pozmantier, M.S., LPC, LMFT, RPT
Consultant & Professional Trainer
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Throughout this series, participants will learn about Protective Factors and make plans for actions can they take within their own classrooms and programs. You can download our fillable PDF for note-taking here: https://tchst.gs/SELWebinarNotes


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