Pawsitively SEL

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Pawsitively SEL
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Research substantiates the need for more focus on increasing the emotional competence of students. It is suggested that SEL instruction be coordinated, explicit and developmentally sensitive-we are thrilled to help you accomplish this.
 
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This interactive activity will cultivate students understanding of why it is beneficial to develop their ability to empathize with others. This includes understanding empathy from different perspectives. What's Included: 1. Teacher Guide 2. Four
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This 6th grade empathy unit starts with a lesson on how to identify what empathy looks like and helps to build the sub skills necessary for practicing empathy. The second lesson moves into an activity where students learn how to understand empathy
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Students will use the skill of mindfulness throughout the social emotional learning process. Learning the skill of mindfulness can help students be more successful in managing their emotions, which in turn assists with a stronger focus for learning
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Are you tired of your students coming to you to solve their disagreements? Do you want more resources to truly teach the art of speaking and listening? THIS IS FOR YOU! This lesson is one of three in a 4th grade unit on building verbal and
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This lesson helps students build their own self concept through applying filters to help improve their emotional and physical reactions to the comments and actions of others. This lesson is the last of four that focuses on self concept. Please
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Communicating thoughts and feelings is an integral part of practicing empathy. This activity provides students time to develop the language skills necessary for practicing empathy. This activity is one that could be used repeatedly throughout the
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This lesson is focused on students learning to resolve various types of conflicts. Students will work in groups to apply their social emotional skills to age appropriate scenarios using a conflict management strategy. This lesson is the second
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Do your students sometimes struggle to get along? Do you have to help them solve the same arguments over and over again? This bundled unit provides the foundational skills for students to learn how to build healthy relationships. The unit provides
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In this activity students will be evaluating multimedia versions of empathy and creating a short presentation explaining the benefits of practicing empathy. NOTE: This lesson can be a standalone, however it is recommended to implement the lessons
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Do your students negatively react to nonverbal communication? Do they need help understanding that nonverbal communication is tied to emotions? If so, this activity is for you. This interactive activity introduces the concept of nonverbal
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This lesson focuses on the student’s ability to express thoughts and feelings clearly, which is a sub-skill of practicing empathy. This lesson directly addresses Common Core Speaking and Listening Standard 6. This lesson is one of four available on
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This fun and engaging interactive activity helps students understand the difference between building a positive self concept and choices that lead to a negative self concept. Utilizing re-usable, real-world, age appropriate scenarios, students
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This lesson provides explicit instruction in practicing empathy with photographs and real kindergarten scenarios. The canine lens is used to support students in talking about social-emotional topics. Students will be completely engaged and applying
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This lesson is focused on students understanding the causes and different types of conflict. By teaching students to recognize and describe the different types of conflict, we are giving them the ability to react in a healthy manner. This lesson
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The focus of this activity is for students to recognize the attributes that they would like to experience in a good friend. Through collaborative groups this activity provides students the opportunity to analyze multimedia, graphics and charts to
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Mindfulness is an important social emotional skill that helps students build their focus, learn how to be present, in the moment, with focus and without judgement of self or others. This bundled unit on mindfulness includes one lessons and two
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Reading and reacting appropriately to nonverbal communication or body language is a life long relationship building skill. This lesson focuses on the skill of recognizing and practicing nonverbal communication. This may seem like a simple skill,
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Teach your students how to define and develop their self concept. Speaking and listening skills are practiced through using the embedded video clip and participating in discussion. In the colorful Powerpoint lesson, students will practice defining
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This interactive activity focuses on increasing the students knowledge of how nonverbal communication affects their everyday life. It also provides an extension activity for students to practice improving their social skills in the area of nonverbal
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This Kindergarten Unit is focused on building the the understanding and the practice of empathy in real, age appropriate situations. The unit starts with two lessons that build the sub skills necessary for practicing empathy. Teaching the lessons
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

My mission is to provide unique and innovative canine inspired curricula with the sole purpose of helping students acquire and effectively apply the social emotional knowledge and skills necessary to be more successful in school and in life. I’m committed to social emotional education, student success, and know that the future depends on a commitment to supporting the social emotional growth of our children. Pawsitively SEL Curriculum is the place to start! My curriculum provides teachers the opportunity to use explicit instruction in fundamental social and emotional lessons that will help students cope with interpersonal problems throughout life. I understand how busy teachers are so I've created lessons and activities that are integrated with ELA standards and heavy in literacy, which makes the Curriculum pawsitively perfect to be taught in the ELA classroom. Pawsitively is built on a respect and deep love for children and dogs. I think the two are a pretty powerful pair, especially when we can harness the love for canines and use it to teach SEL skills in a fun and easy way! Research suggests that when animals are involved in education, even in vicarious ways, they provide a trusting, empathetic environment where students feel safe to open their hearts and minds to learn and share sensitive issues in ways that they might not otherwise do, all while growing their social emotional intelligence.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Regardless of one's educational philosophy or teaching style anyone can easily implement the lessons. The curriculum format allows for a hybrid of styles with an integrated approach that supports the blending of a teachers personality with students' social emotional needs. I understand it is vital to engage students in the learning process. Lessons are interactive, which supports teachers in helping students focus on developing a deep understanding of specific social emotional attributes and how they can apply them to their own lives.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2017 - Ken Schughart Humanitarian Award

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BS - Physical Education; BS - Dental Hygiene; MA - Educational Counseling; EdS - Educational Psychology; EdD - Doctorate of Education in Administration and Leadership

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am passionate about animals and the success of kids. I am committed to education and my great passion is to assist teachers in bringing social and emotional learning to their classroom. Because of this it was a natural fit to create the Pawsitively SEL Curriculum. I help teachers create a culture that supports social emotional growth of their students through the use of my fun and easy to implement curriculum. I have had the privilege of being active in a wide range of professional experiences that include business, education, counseling, research, leadership, student assessment, curriculum writing, consulting, non-profits, dentistry, professor in higher education, animal shelters and animal training. These experiences have afforded me the opportunity to help others in areas that I am passionate about. I am a Southern California native and currently live in beautiful Missoula, MT with my amazing and supportive husband Douglas and two shelter mutts, Digger and Syra.

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