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Social-emotional Learning

When challenging behaviors come up, it’s often because children don’t know how to cope with their emotions or respond to stressful situations. Social-emotional learning can offer these students tools to improve their emotional and social experiences, especially in a group setting.

After school programs can easily incorporate social-emotional and leadership activities for students that will help them learn how to identify and work through their emotional responses rather than act out. At ExtendEd Notes, our tools will help you include these kinds of activities in your after school curriculum, along with team building exercises that teach valuable communication and inter-personal skills. Through some simple strategies, social-emotional development can be enhanced in any after school program.

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5 Tips For Fostering Positive Behavior In Learning Spaces

When working with children, you’re sure to encounter difficult behavior from time to time. While you can’t avoid it entirely, you can use strategies to minimize it and encourage positive actions in…

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5 Digital Tools To Promote Social-Emotional Learning In After School

For years, afterschool program leaders and staff have seen firsthand the powerful impact of social-emotional learning (SEL). By incorporating SEL into the program, students learn to manage emotions, make good…


How After School Can Fill in the Gap for Social-Emotional Learning

Developing social-emotional learning (SEL) skills is critical to a child’s development. It involves recognizing and managing emotions, showing empathy for others, setting and achieving goals, establishing and maintaining positive relationships and…

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5 Ways to Engage Your Shy Students

Getting students to participate in learning activities and discussions is challenging for many educators. Some may even say it’s like “pulling teeth.” When it comes to engaging shy students, however, it can…

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Adaptability: 5 Strategies to Teach This Skill of the Future

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Tips for Teaching Self-Regulation

Self-regulation refers to one’s ability to control their emotions, thoughts and behaviors when faced with tough situations. And while some children will naturally be better regulated than others, self-regulation is also…

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