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Lunch and Learn Training - Improving Kindergarten Readiness by Using Classroom Management Techniques
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Improving Kindergarten Readiness by Using Classroom Management Techniques based on the "Connections Theory" by Dr. Brene Brown OACCP Members Only

 Export to Your Calendar 5/28/2020
When: 05/28/2020
12:00 - 1:30 pm
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YMCA Corporate Offices
1907 Leonard Avenue
Columbus, Ohio  43219
Presenter: Susan Testaguzza
Contact: Mary Ann Rody
419-637-4409


Online registration is available until: 5/25/2020
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According to the "Connections" theory introduced by author and researcher Dr. Brene Brown, we are all "wired for connections." This session addresses six connection points in early education programs: staff connections, staff-to-student connections, student peer connections, staff connections with parents, parent connections with their child, and parent connections with each other in the micro-community of the early education program. Attendees will learn actual techniques to help all six of these connection points. Teachers will learn classroom guidance techniques that help students have higher self-esteem and stronger emotional readiness to learn, which is proven to improve kindergarten-readiness. 

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Learning Outcome #1: Attendees will learn about the “Connections” theory from Dr. Brene Brown, and how connections are proven to be vital for social emotional health. Furthermore, research shows that positive student success is dependent upon positive social emotional health.

Learning Outcome #2: Participants will learn that connectedness should be role-modeled from the staff. This session provides suggestions on how the staff of an early education program can connect as a team through team-building activities and events.

Learning Outcome #3: Participants will learn that early education teachers need to truly connect with their students. This session will teach participants how to start each day bonding with students by upsidedowning the “Behave, Belong, Believe” model of guidance and assessment in the classroom to “Believe, Belong, B-Ready.”

Learning Outcome Goal #4: Participants will learn that students need to be taught to own their behavior in order to achieve emotional maturity. This session will teach guidance techniques designed to help students have higher self-esteem through behavior ownership and self-correction.

Learning Outcome #5: Participants will learn the importance of communicating daily routines and events with parents. This session will introduce tools and techniques for communicating with parents.

Learning Outcome #6: Participants will learn the importance of recognizing that the parents are their child’s first and most important teacher. This session will introduce tools and resources available that they can refer to their parents to help them connect with their child, thereby helping their child with emotional health for kindergarten-readiness.

Learning Outcome #7: Participants will learn the importance of creating a community at their childcare center through helping parents connect with each other. Participants will learn how to share the “Connections” theory with parents, for a holistic approach to helping students with emotional development and kindergarten-readiness.

 

BIO: Susan Testaguzza is an entrepreneur and thought leader in the early childhood community, having owned and operated several childcare programs and technology businesses for over 25 years. Susan frequently speaks at national and state conferences on topics related to connections, communications, staff retention, best practices and technology. Susan has been at the forefront of bringing the Connections Theory to the ECE community. 

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