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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.

Afterschool 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 afterschool 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 afterschool program.

Social-emotional Learning Articles

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5 Proven Ways to Build Social Skills on the Playground

The playground is an essential part of every afterschool program. And while there’s no denying their physical benefits, playgrounds also offer many opportunities to build valuable social and emotional skills.

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Home Away from Home: 5 Tips to Ensure a Positive Home-School Relationship

A new classroom can be a strange and intimidating place. Afterschool programs present an additional shift since, in addition to having to move from home to school, children must then…

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Building an Emotionally Secure Classroom

When you design an afterschool space, what do you think about? Most likely table arrangements and colorful wall hangings spring to mind, or perhaps some ideas about play centers and…

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How to Use Positive Affirmations to Boost Your Students’ Self-Esteem

Elementary-school years are a defining time for children. They’re learning about themselves as well as the characteristics, abilities, interests and values that define them. At the same time, they’re being influenced by…

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10 Do’s and Don’ts of Using Social Media as Learning Tools

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Using Yoga to Promote Social-Emotional Development

It’s no secret that yoga offers a range of physical benefits for students including improved flexibility, strength and coordination. But did you know that it can also impact their social-emotional development?

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