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Social/Emotional Skill Instruction

9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Regency B

The advantages of developing cohesive learning communities in the classroom are numerous, thus the goal of all teachers (HLP for General Educators #1-3, 5, & 7-10 and HLP in Special Education #7 & 9). However, questions related to how to build a strong, emotionally safe environment conducive to learning and maintaining a supportive culture remain unanswered for many. Social/emotional skills instruction and community-building strategies are central to creating a respectful classroom culture.


During this session, three easy-to-use, research-based programs and a brief overview of the research will be discussed:


• The Talking Together Program focuses on teaching important social/emotional skills and concepts that help students feel supported, connected, and engaged in learning.

• The SCORE Skills Strategy provides a set of fundamental skills for cooperative groups and enables students to work together pleasantly and productively.

• The Socially Wise Program provides computer-based instruction in skills that are basic to communication and are typical



Session Topics: 
Learning Strategies
Social Emotional Learning



HLPs Relevant to this session

Special Education HLPs: 
HLP 7 Social/Emotional/Behavioral Practices: Establish a consistent, organized and respectful learning environment
HLP 9 Social/Emotional/Behavioral Practices: each social behaviors
General Education HLPs: 
HLP 1: Leading a group discussion
HLP 2: Explaining and modeling content, practices, and strategies
HLP 3: Eliciting and interpreting individual students' thinking
HLP 5: Implementing norms and routines for classroom discourse and work
HLP 7: Specifying and reinforcing productive student behavior
HLP 8: Implementing organizational routines
HLP 9: Setting up and managing small group work
HLP 10: Building respectful relationships with students

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