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Beyond Consequences: A New Look at Fairness and How to Reduce the Use of Discipline Techniques in the Classroom
Monday December 12, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Presented by Nancy Bruski, MA, LCSW, Early Childhood Consultant, Wise Choice Guidance
Sponsored by Kaplan Early Learning
If you attended the live session, you’ll be emailed a CE certificate within 24 hours of the webinar. If you view the recording and would like a CE certificate, join the Classroom Management for Early Learning community and go to the Webinar Archives folder to take the CE quiz.
Teachers often focus on the search for the perfect consequence to challenging behaviors in the classroom, rather than on being strategic and empathic in engaging children’s cooperation. Young children don’t learn positive behavior through being sent away from play centers. Rather, they learn from teachers’ coaching them and intervening in play situations to resolve conflicts.
In this webinar, look at the concept of “fairness” in a new way that enables teachers to recognize that every child has an equal right to have his/her needs met, but not all children’s needs are the same. This strategy frees teachers to make small exceptions and set a tone in the classroom for relaxed acceptance that we are all working on learning skills on different timeframes and do not all find the same things easy or hard.
Early Childhood Consultant Nancy Bruski provided a framework for creating compassionate classrooms in which teachers are free to meet individual needs while maintaining group cohesion and validating children’s feelings so that each child feels like a valued member of the classroom community. Specific strategies for accomplishing these goals will be provided during this live, interactive event.
The session is designed for preschool and kindergarten educators.
About the Presenter
Nancy Bruski is a clinical social worker with over 35 years of experience providing therapeutic services to young children and families, as well as teacher training, parent education, and mental health consulting. Her passion is to help parents and teachers become more psychologically sensitive to children. Nancy enhances parents’ and teachers’ skills through providing a philosophy of teaching and raising children, as well as providing specific intervention strategies that support the development of children’s social competence, responsibility, and self-esteem. She is a frequent presenter of workshops and consultations throughout the Chicago area and across the United States. Parents and teachers often express their appreciation for her detailed and specific strategies that they can take back to their homes and classrooms and begin implementing right away. She is the author of The Insightful Teacher: Reflective Strategies to Shape Your Early Childhood Classroom. Nancy has also worked in a variety of mental health settings as well as at a nationally accredited full-day preschool program, and as a faculty member at two colleges in the Chicago area.
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