T496 – Inclusive and Trauma-Informed Behavior Guidance
Although social and emotional learning (SEL) and behavior management are not the same thing, the two domains overlap in both perception and reality. Classrooms with positive climates are not disruption-free. There is often confusion about the differences between SEL and “classroom management,” and a lack of clarity around what outcomes are being targeted in various programs and approaches. This course unites the concepts of SEL and behavior guidance, helping students to understand how the “how-to” of responding to behavior challenges can indeed be consistent with a proactive, universal, and democratic approach to SEL. The course is equally balanced across theory, research, and practical application of behavior guidance strategies. Case studies and/or students’ own work will be used to address the issues.