KidConnect Classroom is an iPad app used by students to manage their emotions in the moment. This section of the KidConnect Clubhouse is focused on student incidents using KidConnect Classroom and incorporating it for your needs, activities, and time.
When kids use KidConnect Classroom to work through a situation, they are fundamentally changing the way they manage their behavior. In real time, they are prompted to review the event and uncover the emotion that led to the behavioral incident.
They are able to do this by speaking or typing their responses to five simple questions. Instead of having to verbally process the situation with an adult, they are able to privately, and often independently, reflect upon their behavior. Once they are finsihed the incident is over. They have processed it, and chosen a future strategy for behavior change.
Grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Theory, this easy process will enable students to make real changes to their behaviors by identifying and pairing their emotions to their behaviors. It is simple and effective.
Here's what we know. Emotions Drive Behaviors. The root of all behaviors can be found the emotions that arise from the different events in our day. Many of your students don't know how to manage their emotional reactions to events, which leads to "big" behaviors. KidConnect helps them to identify the "big" behavior, and then pair the event with the emotion that led to the "big" behavior. Then, they are prompted to "repair" the emotion to a more appropriate behavior. That process creates new neural pathways in the brain which over time and with practice, can change the students understanding and reactions to emotions. They will come to understand their emotions and in turn, be able to manage the behaviors that arise.
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