Title: Turning discipline issues into teachable moments for SEL
Source: Education DIVE
Author: Tara Garcia Mathewson
Date: December 22,2016
URL Link: http://www.educationdive.com/news/turning-discipline-issues-into-teachable-moments-for-sel/432939/
Key Points: SEL (Social and Emotional Learning). Teachers should take advantage of classroom conflicts for SEL instead of just addressing them with disciplinary actions. Teachers were concerned that it would take up too much academic time, be a waste of academic time. Once the practices were implemented, they found the opposite response; students had a great response.
Teachers are using "I need" and "I feel" statements/techniques with their students. "No Fault Zone(s)"- a term used for an area to take a break.
Also links to other resources.
Relevance: I saw this article as being a tool to encourage us, as educators of students with disabilities, to continue doing what we are doing. We've discussed the daily implementation of a more intense PBIS/SEL protocols. We spend a lot of academic time and resources helping our students be successful communicators of their emotions and concerns. We might see progress, therefore being able to just "refresh" on a day to day basis. We are sewing seeds of change and skills that will benefit them as they grow and live their adult lives. We might not reap the full benefits, but their middle school or high school teacher might see the skills they have developed.