Social/Emotional Connections to Learning
Instructor: Kathy Flaminio, LGSW, MSW, E-RYT-200
This course introduces 20 new social/emotional skill development games and wellness activities from the Yoga Calm Curriculum. Equipping teachers, counselors and related support staff with tools for addressing the need for social/emotional guidance and support in school and therapeutic settings.
Case studies from social work counseling will be used to highlight successful strategies and techniques useful for working with a broad range of student needs. The use of storytelling and symbolic language will also be covered.
In small groupings by discipline and grade level, participants will develop Integrative Lesson Plans to support and deepen healthy emotional expression that can be used in participants’ work with students.
Participant Learning Outcomes
- Introduce and experience Social/Emotional games and processes
- Discuss the most effective use of social/emotional games and processes in classroom/therapeutic settings
- Teach and practice skills in communication, respecting personal boundaries, recognizing and responding to feelings, as well as how to use physical activity and breathing techniques to manage emotions
- Develop best practices involving classroom behaviors, concentration, adaptations for specific populations and applications for attention deficit, hyperactivity, anxiety, depression and autism spectrum disorders
- Design an Integrative Lesson Plan
Prerequisite: Completion of Wellness 1–Introduction to Yoga Calm
Coursework also applies toward Yoga Calm Youth Instructor Certification and qualifies for professional development credit through St. Mary’s University. For more information on Graduate Credit visit pdi.smumn.edu.