Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the cornerstone of emotional intelligence, as these abilities do not come naturally for some special education students. Children in special ed settings need to have their confidence, courage, and emotional awareness nurtured in order to successfully play, work, cooperate, and be productive in their studies. We have all heard that technology can be a great playing-field leveler in a classroom with diverse learners. It can also assist in providing social and emotional skills. Let’s face it — the digital lifestyle is here to stay, so using digital technology to enhance SEL makes perfect sense. Read more »
Browse our collection of:
Recently Added to the Library
A child can be difficult in a number of ways and at times can be creative with her behavior. When it is time for discipline, it’s important for a parent to remember that there is always a reason for the behavior, and discipline strategies are much more effective when you can determine the reason. Having a positive relationship with your child is the key to making discipline work.
This article discusses four effective discipline techniques: ignoring, consequences, time-out, and rewards and charts. Read more »
Today, more than 30% of U.S. children first play with a mobile device when they still are in diapers, according to Common Sense Media. Furthermore, almost 75% of 13- to 17-year-olds have smartphones, and 24% admit using their phones almost constantly, according to the Pew Research Center.
The American Academy of Pediatrics convened Growing Up Digital: Media Research Symposium, from which a number of key messages for parents emerged. Read more »
This presentation provides an overview of several types of preschools and their respective characteristics in order to help you find a good match for your child’s temperament and needs. How will you know if your child is ready for kindergarten? Watch the presentation to learn more! Read more »
In this presentation, you will gain insight into the potential emotional challenges that arise for the siblings of a “challenged child.” Read more »