10 Social-Emotional Learning Activities To Improve Classroom Relationships and Behavior
Classroom climate and students social skill sets improve when we create a culture of kindness in which we lift one another upWatch Promo
In this social-emotional learning mini-course on The Kinetic Classroom, you learn tools and strategies to bring kindness and healthy social-interaction front of mind for yourself and your students. Applying the philosophy in our book Bloom Your Room, you will do activities to enhance your relationship, kindness mindset and student interactions by:
- Having Cognitive Conversations to increase student self-awareness of how their behavior impacts self and others
- Creating a classroom culture built on trust, respect and kindness
- Creating the opportunity for children to build their prosocial skill sets
This 50-minute mini-course is loaded with strategies, tools and printables to help transform your classroom into an environment where students, feel safe to learn and grow.
What you'll get:
- The 50-minute webinar class
- The 11-page downloadable BIG BUDS Kindness Conversation Project
- Classroom Culture Printable
- What Will the Martians See Printable
- The Our Class Believes in Kindness Printable
- The Kindness Conversation to guide your classroom conversation
Note: You need not own Bloom Your Room to benefit from this webinar. Print the art images on a high-quality printer on heavy paper stock for posting in your classroom.
If you wish to purchase Bloom Your Room you may do so quickly and efficiently on Amazon.
If you wish to find the parenting book, Bloom it is here.
Let us know how it goes in your classroom, home or clinic, we care, [email protected]
Dr. Lynne Kenney is the nation’s leading pediatric psychologist in the development of classroom cognitive-physical activity programs for students grades K-8. Dr. Kenney develops curriculum, programming, and activities to improve children’s cognition through coordinative cognitive-motor movement, executive function skill-building strategies, and social-emotional learning.
Dr. Kenney has advanced fellowship training in forensic psychology and developmental pediatric psychology from Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and Harbor-UCLA/UCLA Medical School. She holds a BA in Psychology and an MA in Physical Education from the University of Southern California. Her Doctorate in Psychology is from Pepperdine.
Dr. Kenney’s books include Brain Primers™ cognitive movement cards with Mike Kuczala and Moving Minds, 2020; 70 Play Activities for Better Thinking, Self-Regulation, Learning and Behavior (Kenney & Comizio, 2016), the Social-Emotional Literacy program, Bloom Your Room™; Musical Thinking™; and Bloom: 50 things to say, think and do with anxious, angry and over-the-top-kids (Kenney & Young, 2015). Her professional development platform The Kinetic Classroom brings executive function education and cognitive-motor movement to educators and clinicians worldwide. In 2017, she co-authored the 5n45 cognitive-exercise program with Bruce Wexler, MD creator of ACTIVATE at Yale C8 Sciences.
Since 1985, Dr. Kenney has worked as an educator in community service from the inner cities of Los Angeles to national organizations such as the Neurological Health Foundation, Understood.org, HandsOn Phoenix, and Points of Light (Generation On). She values closing the education gap in poverty and enjoys working with Title I schools.