Audio 7.2: Emily’s perspective (social emotional development)

A pre-k teacher shares her perspective on using a tiered approach in her classroom to address social emotional development (running time: 0 min., 39 sec.).

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After learning more about tiered approaches for addressing children’s social-emotional development, I now realize that I am already using many of the practices such as creating classroom rules and helping children label their emotions that are recommended with this approach. And these are practices that benefit all of the children in my class. However, I also learned about several new practices for managing challenging behaviors that I can use with some children who need more support. I’m excited about trying out some of these practices in my classroom. I have to admit the idea of doing things such as developing a behavior support plan is new to me. I’d like to learn more about how all of these practices fit together and work.