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 class settings and student setup of the KidConnect Classroom and incorporating it to best meet your needs, activities, and time.
Enter grade of students and specify primary classes or subjects. The information entered here becomes the default information for individual student configuration (i.e., classes) This way, you don't have to spend time entering this information for each one of your students! A time saver!!
Enter and confirm basic student information such as name, age, grade, classes, gender, and notes. Notes are a great way to really personalize the app for each student.
KidConnect is based on Cognitive Behavioral Theory. The goal is for students to change their patterns of behavior. KidConnect teaches each student to pair behavior with emotion, and suggests strategies for the student to use next time. Over time, “re-paring” emotions with different behaviors create new coping skills and lasting behavioral change.
For some students rewards can make a big difference. KidConnect comes pre-loaded with suggested rewards to make it easy. You can customize rewards or work with a student to jointly identify rewards for maximum motiviation.
Certain emotions will elicit certain behaviors from students. Keeping that in mind, the KidConnect Team created these strategies that are appropriate for school and specifically for classroom environments. These suggested strategies will help students manage their emotions and are simple enough to be actionable.
Suggestions are based on years of experience working with children. These are not concepts from a laboratory. These are classroom-proven and broadly adaptable strategies for students to use the next time a situation arises.
Strategies are customizable because they need to work for your classroom and your school environment.