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notes, chapter 6

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n  Chapter Six
Relationships and Guidance

n  Building Positive Relationships 

n  Appropriate Guidance Strategies and Practices

n  What is Guidance?

n  Learn to direct and manage their own behavior

n  Move towards self control

n  Build skills for engaging in satisfying relationships

n  Learn about their needs and the needs of others

n  Guidance is Based on TRUST
(Bowlby 82, Howes & Ritchie 2002)

n  Trusting relationship with teacher necessary in order for children to learn

n  When trust is present children use teachers as a resource

n  Creating and maintaining positive relationships should be primary guidance focus

n  These relationships built upon trust

n  Guidance is NOT Punishment

n  Guidance is a process to develop self control, to understand and use constructive behaviors instead of misbehavior

n  Select practices that nurture, support and teach

n  Avoid practices that harm or punish

n  Long Term Goals for Guidance

n  Self control, inner discipline, ability to regulate behavior

n  Develop resiliency, self confidence, & self direction

n  Develop skills in critical thinking and reasoning

n  Develop skills for living in a community: cooperation, responsibility, empathy

n  Short Term Goals for Guidance

n  Respect and care for feelings and rights of oneself and others

n  Use toys, tools, materials carefully

n  Safety for oneself and others

n  Relationships are Built through Communication

n  Time and Attention

n  Respectful and Authentic Speech

n  Effective Listening

n  Nonverbal Messages

n  Active Listening

n  Reflective and Responsive Statements

n  Encouragement instead of Praise

n  I Messages

n  Some Ideas for Transition Games

n  Turn to the above box in your text (page 201)

n  Review the games listed with a partner or small group

n  Create and design another game

n  Share your idea with the whole group by asking them to play

n  Social & Emotional Development and Preventing Challenging Behavior

n  Model developed by CSEFEL-Vanderbilt University, 2007

n  Pyramid Model

n  Positive Relationships – Bottom Level

n  Supportive Environment – Second Level

n  Social and Emotional Teaching Strategies – Third Level