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Social and Emotional Learning: Engineering Empathy in the Early Childhood Classroom

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You likely know that emotional development and social skills are essential for school readiness, but you may be wondering why you should include engineering in your early learner classroom or are unsure how it relates to Social Emotional Learning, or SEL. Join Naomi Harm as she explains how incorporating engineering activities can provide real world opportunities for children to empathize, make responsible decisions, actively listen, collaborate, and develop a growth mindset. She will also share some examples of engineering learning examples to support and nurture SEL in your early childhood classroom.


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: Cross-curricular
Last aired on: Saturday, July 20, 2019 @ 2:00 PM EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Diversity & SEL, Early Learners, STEAM
Tags: Early Elementary, Early Learners, empathy, engineering, PreK-2, social emotional learning, STEAM, STEM

Reviews (39)

Nice work
Great ways to incorporate reading and part as the process.
The information in this webinar is much more about the importance of STEM learning in early childhood than it is about SEL...
Full Member
This is an excellent presentation. It truly applies to preschool and supplies the research.
great list of resources
Full Member
great info
Full Member
Great presentation!
Basic Member
Wonderful presentation ! keep your eyes open in your building. My class each made their own transportation with boxes the office was going to toss out! The children were ecstatic and their explanations of what they drew or glued on their projects were very creative PLUS they all fit inside their vehicles!
Basic Member
SEL is a big component to consider when teaching students. Students generally do not learn from educators who have little to no connection with them. Most young children come to us as "dependent engineers" but we must help to foster a strong socio-emotional foundation to support them on their journey to becoming a future "independent engineer" of learning. Very good webinar.
Full Member
Great thoughts.
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