This week’s blog post was contributed by Linda Snead-Sanders, an assistant project director at Best Practices.
New Assistant Teachers were introduced to the Pyramid Model of child guidance. The Pyramid Model provides the framework for the implementation of practices needed to promote young children’s social and emotional competence and effectively address challenging behavior.
One component of this integrated approach to child guidance is to create high quality supportive learning environments. Well designed classrooms and outdoor spaces teach expectations, promote child engagement and support appropriate interactions. An important part of building high quality learning environments is preparing children for transitions by teaching them the expectations related to transitions.
During training, teachers created original songs to familiar children’s tunes to facilitate transitions. Check out these examples of teachers creating and singing their songs.