Emotions Drive Behavior
Behavior management is a key goal of the entire KidConnect program. The positive skill-building approach ensures that it is never punitive and always focused on growth and equitable learning opportunities for all students.
Building an emotional vocabulary
by defining 16 common emotions and helping students reflect on past experiences to identify when certain feelings emerged across a variety of situations.
Making connections between emotions and behaviors.
Students begin to build self-awareness and social awareness by working through a variety of group activities to practice identifying and controlling their reactions.
Learning strategies to manage emotions
and, in turn, drive more positive behaviors. Students work with each other through a variety of situations to identify off-target behaviors and provide tactics to move toward healthy, on-target actions.
Practicing a variety of strategies and mindfulness techniques
to help regulate emotions, increase self-esteem, and develop coping mechanisms that will help students gain control of their emotions and drive healthy behaviors in any circumstance.
Daily Development of Fundamental SEL Skills
The Ready2Learn Curriculum is designed to integrate into educators’ everyday routines, so students not only learn new skills but can apply and practice them. It adds the element of regular SEL instruction for the entire class, with an emphasis on emotional skill-building to improve each student’s ability to manage emotions and behaviors.
This skill set will lay the foundation for students to achieve both self-awareness and social awareness, build healthy relationships, and make good decisions.
Building and Practicing Skills in Real Time
Each unit is comprised of a variety of interactive, easy-to-use lesson plans and activities. KidConnect Ready2Learn Curriculum includes instructions for students to create an Classroom Emotional Planner, where together you can begin to record connections between their daily schedule and activities, along with the associated emotions and behaviors that occurred.