Why do some children have difficulty making friends and entering groups? This is painful for the child who is left out, creates tension in the classroom, and can have negative, long-term social and academic implications for the child who is rejected by peers.
This workshop will focus on the teacher’s role in developing emotional intelligence and social competence in all children, as a fundamental goal of teaching at the early childhood level. We will actively explore why some children make social connections easily when others do not; practical ways to guide the unpopular child toward successfully participating in the life of the classroom; and how to help all children develop empathy – keys to a strong community of learners.
Eligible for Gateways professional development credits.