ECE Solutionary Membership Resources for Month 20
This month, I've hand-picked solutions from the categories of the self-regulation and quality indicators. Each solution is provided to help you go deeper into the "how" behind helping children thrive in school and in life.
Click here to download this month's at-a-glance handout, which is a printable of self-regulation games to play with young children.
As always, each solution includes a brief description and hyperlink to a PDF, YouTube video, blog post, podcast, and/or website. For those who end up feeling like the solution was TL;DR (too long; didn't read), I provide an at-a-glance tip you can put into action immediately. Each tip is signified by a purple hashtag (#prektip).
This article presents the findings of a research study regarding the methods used to taught social and emotional skills. The study looked at the impact different programs had on reading, math, and science. - written by Roisin Corcoran
#prektip: Beyond choosing to teach “soft skills” we must choose to teach them using evidence-based programs. (click to tweet!)
These snapshots cover self-regulation across the lifespan - infants to young adults. They provide an outline of key concepts, developing skills, key considerations for self-regulation, and more for each of the six developmental phases. - written by Desiree Murray and Katie Rosanbalm
#prektip: Support of self-regulation is critical at each stage of development from birth through adulthood. (click to tweet!)
In this podcast Dr. Megan McClelland and Dr. Shauna Tominey talk with me about their book Stop, Think, Act and how to embed self-regulation activities into games that are fun for kids. We’ll also explore common myths and misconceptions about self-regulation development in children. - created by me featuring Dr. Megan McClelland and Dr. Shauna Tominey
#prektip: The areas of our brain associated with self-regulation are malleable so they can be practiced and strengthened. (click to tweet!)
Quality Indicators Solutions
This article provides evidence to dispute the common myths we tell ourselves - and our children - about math. Just not a math person? Think again! - written by Douglas H. Clements and Julie Sarama
#prektip: Don’t believe the myths about math; learn to embrace it for yourself, your kids, and your classroom! (click to tweet!)