SEL Chicago leads with immediately helpful tools for teachers, parents and others working with children and young people. These tools can assist with:
When we build awareness around child development, how children and adults needs and desires intersect in dissonant ways, and use strategies grounded in brain science that helps us strengthen our relationship, our responses to stressful situations create new opportunities to build connection and accountability.
Teaching and leading young human beings as they navigate academics and the work of learning social and emotional skills is challenging. What happens sometimes looks and feels like an endless power struggle.
SEL Chicago trainings are informed by the following core principles based on the work of Drs. Alfred Adler, Rudolf Dreikurs, Jane Nelson, Jody McVittie, Ross Greene, Dan Siegel, and Tina Bryson, among others:
These principles support tools that help adults connect with children in the process of understanding the belief behind misbehavior. Adults modeling and using these tools with fidelity help children learn the valuable life skills of self-regulation, resiliency and empathy.
SEL Chicago discusses the Positive Discipline Tool Connection Before Correction
Kristin Hovious of SEL Chicago discusses a self-regulation tool called the brain in the palm of the hand.