Skip to main content

Social-emotional training decreases pre-K suspensions [CabinetReport.com]

Disciplinary polices have come under fire across the country with the revelation that  thousands of preschool students are suspended or expelled each year–an issue that can be improved  with professional development in social-emotional learning, according to new study.

Researchers at Vanderbilt University found that teachers trained in using the Pyramid Model, an approach based on positive behavior support in developing children’s social-emotional competence and preventing and addressing challenging behavior, reported having more patience with students and fewer behavioral problems.

“Children are getting expelled for doing things that young children do, like biting and hitting and taking toys and being aggressive,” Mary Louise Hemmeter, professor of special education at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and lead author of the report, said in a statement. “Many children are going to do that unless we teach them what to do instead–it’s important for programs to support teachers in carrying out effective practices that help children learn social skills and reduce problem behavior.”

Click here to view the rest of the story.

Add Comment

Comments (0)

Copyright © 2022, PACEsConnection. All rights reserved.
×
×
×
×
Link copied to your clipboard.
×