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Social-Emotional Learning: Self Regulation-Behavioral Skills for Young Learners

Life Skills

Social Skills: A Countdown to Kindergarten (ongoing)

Let's get ready for kindergarten! In this ongoing class, students will discuss and practice social-emotional skills for kindergarten readiness.
Karla Griffin (B.A. Elementary Education)
1440 total reviews for this teacher
6 reviews for this class
Completed by 23 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
Class
25 minutes
per class
Twice per week
every week
4-6
year olds
3-6
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does an "Ongoing" course work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Description

Class Experience

I hold a degree in elementary education and have been working with young children for over 15 years through teaching, professional childcare, coaching, and raising three boys of my own.  I have extensively researched kindergarten readiness to best prepare my own children for the transition and to create classes on social skills that I currently teach on the Outschool platform.  

I am intentional about inclusiveness and diversity in my classroom.  It is my goal to expose my learners to a variety of faces, bodies, families, and cultures.  I am a lifelong learner and place a high value on educating myself and others on bias, antiracism, and white supremacy. I have also helped launch, organize and lead a group focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion in my son's elementary school.  

My focus in this work is to cultivate a curiosity about differences, while leaving bigger topics to be taught by people groups that have direct experience with them, specifically my BIPOC peers.  
Optional challenges between classes .  Will be posted in the classroom weekly. 
We will have weekly handouts that will post in the classroom. These are optional handouts to do after class.
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
We will be discussing the skill of independently going to the bathroom.  We will not go into detail, rather discuss briefly that they can practice this to prepare for school. 

In the lesson on personal space, we will discuss learners being "the boss of their bodies", meaning they get to decide what touches they like and don't like (hugs, kisses, snuggles, high fives, waves) and how close is too close.  I will be offering a worksheet to review with your learners on this topic.  

Teacher

Karla Griffin (B.A. Elementary Education)
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Teaching Confident World Changers | Experienced SEL & ESL Educator
1440 total reviews
1108 completed classes

About Me

"Emotion skills are the missing link in a Child's ability to grow up and be a successful adult."
~Mark Brackett, PH.D.

My name is Karla Griffin and I love teaching future world changers! 

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