Problem-Solving with Students around Challenging Behaviors
Molly France, Director of Early Childhood Education and Two Rivers Learning Institute Faculty Member
Ayawnie Wingate, Teacher Fellow and Two Rivers Learning Institute Faculty Member
Looking for strategies for how best to work with students who demonstrate challenging behaviors? At Two Rivers we have adapted the work of Ross Greene and his Collaborative and Proactive Solutions into a four-step strategy for working collaboratively with students to develop the skills of empathetic listening and productive problem-solving. Join us for this four-session virtual course where we will unpack the strategy and support you in implementing it with your students.
Think Again: Using Thinking Routines to Strengthen Student Writing
Elaine Hou, Director of Literacy and Two Rivers Learning Institute Faculty Member
Monica Powell, English Language Arts Teacher and Two Rivers Learning Institute Faculty Member
At Two Rivers, we stand by the belief that we learn better together, and that the best thinkers make their thinking visible to themselves and to one another. So how do we harness the power of collaboration and visible thinking to build stronger student writers? In this course, participants will learn a set of thinking routines that can deepen the schema building, discourse, and writing quality of all learners.
The Language of Problem-Solving in Early Childhood:
From Social Emotional Development to Making Thinking Visible
Helen Gasperretti, Teacher and Two Rivers Learning Institute Faculty Member
As young children learn language, they are simultaneously building the foundation for higher order cognitive skills like problem-solving. By providing and facilitating multiple opportunities for students, the teacher can help young children learn to use language for both social and academic problem-solving. In this session, we will explore how the use of a regular problem-solving routine can be utilized to model language that students can then apply across social and academic contexts. Participants will leave with practical tips for using a problem-solving approach in their early grades classrooms.