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CHECKING IN

ZONES OF regulation: What zone are you in?
Blue Zone, Green Zone, Yellow Zone, Red Zone
Check Your Battery: how are you currently feeling?
Check Your Battery: how are you currently feeling?
Check-In Questions: ROSE, THORN & BUD 
Rose, Thorn & Bud Check-In

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McKenzie Campana, MA, PPS

Social Emotional Resources

Counselor's Corner

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)

CASEL is a trusted source for knowledge about high-quality, evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL). SEL is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions. CASEL has curated list of resources that focus on the role of parents in SEL.

Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

Families and caregivers should consider using PBIS in their homes on a daily basis. It is especially helpful when events disrupt normal routines – events like worldwide health pandemics. The Center on PBIS provides recommendations for families and caregivers on how to use PBIS to continue to support their students’ social and emotional growth and minimize behavioral disruptions in the home.

WNET Education

Parenting Minutes are short videos that focus on key topics related to early childhood learning and raising children. Each video page contains shareable tips and facts, as well as links to more FREE resources and information. Videos are available in English, Español, Bengali and Chinese.

Recommend Children's books on sEL

Julia Cook is nationally recognized as an award-winning children’s book author and parenting expert. The goal behind Cook’s work is to actively involve young people in fun, memorable stories and teach them to become lifelong problem solvers. Check out some of her books below!

Trudy Ludwig is an internationally acclaimed speaker and award-winning author of numerous children’s books that help kids connect and engage with their peers in kinder, more caring ways. Check out some of her books below!

Jory John is a #1 New York Times bestselling author. His stories cover several themes on social emotional learning including self-acceptance, self-care, self-esteem, self-management and teamwork. Check them out below!

CHILDREN'S Books uSED iN cLASSROOM lESSONS

Ms. Campana visits Niles classrooms throughout the year to deliver lessons on social emotional skills. She often used children's books as a companion to her lessons and activities. Here is an on-going list of books she has used with students!

recommended books for parents

The Whole-Brain Child
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How To Talk So Little Kids Will Listen
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The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity
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