I am giving over this weeks blog to my friend and colleague, Wendy Young, of Kidlutions. She and I just had a wonderful time at the MIAEYC conference. Now you can read her “take” on the event. And, if you missed our presentation, don’t panic. Just comment below and we will be in touch and let you know how to get a copy of the materials. Read this original post here: http://www.kidlutions.blogspot.com/
It seems like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? Fun with anger managment for kids? But that’s exactly what we had went one of my twitter BFF’s and I met up (for the first time ever) in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for the Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children’s Spring Conference.
Louise Sattler from Signing Families and I have been long-timefacebook, twitter and coffee-drinking-early-morning-phone-connectors. It was high time that we meet in person. Louise is everything I thought she’d be and more. Sweet, petite and a powerhouse of information and energy. She’s a firecracker! (We never did have a cup of coffee while we were together, so we’ll have to definitely do so the next time we meet up!)
Beach Ball, Bubbles and Bugs (and MORE)
Our attendees learned creative interventions for angry children which included, beach balls, playdoh, bubbles, bugs, magic wands and more! Louise provided the grand finale regarding using ASL in the classroom to help prevent behavior problems. I had a hoot watching Louise do ASL in person. I’ve seen her do it on her award-winning videos, but if you ever get a chance to see her live, don’t miss it. She doesn’t disappoint! Ohmigosh…and the prizes that the audience was treated to! Phenomenal!
Teachers that Make a Difference
In our top picture, you’ll see our attendees give us “applause” at the end of our session. This group of educators was top-notch and it was an honor to spend the afternoon with them! They learned how they can help change brains, and improve outcomes for kids at-risk due to problems with self-regulation!
It was a great day, indeed!
Louise and me prior to our workshop!
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