Upcoming Workshop May 15th : Practical Strategies to Boost Executive Functioning and Reduce Stress in Everyday Routines and Activities

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Workshop with Sarah Ward - Practical Strategies to Boost Executive Functioning and Reduce Stress in Everyday Routines and Activities

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 – 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

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Presentation and Workshop Topics

For Educators

Make Social and Emotional Learning Stick: Practical Tools and Strategies

Our world is filled with complicated social situations that can be sticky to navigate—both emotionally and socially. It’s important to realize that within these situations, regulating emotions/behaviors and managing social communication go hand in hand. Understanding this connection helps to broaden the lens, look at the whole child, and focus on working as a team to determine the practical applications that work for each child.


This presentation will offer insights and examples of the “glue” that makes social and emotional learning stick. It’s geared toward parents/caregivers, educators, and other professionals working with students who have social cognitive, executive functioning, and/or emotional regulation challenges. An overview of these areas will be discussed along with what various challenges look like, and commonly used curricula/frameworks will be provided. The majority of the presentation will focus on practical tools, concepts, and suggestions that can easily be used the next day to build on each child’s strengths and interests to support your children at home, school, work, and in the community. Participants will learn to embrace teachable moments using brain based strategies for success.

Collaborating with Caregivers to Make Social and Emotional Learning Stick!

Supporting a child’s social and emotional learning is essential and is gaining much needed attention and momentum in school and therapy settings. A critical piece of this support is involving and educating parents and caregivers. They are on the front lines at home and in the community and need knowledge and tools to provide children with the coaching, guidance, and practice that make social/emotional learning “stick.” This talk will provide an overview of social communication and regulation and discuss teaching strategies to use at home. The majority of the time will be focused on practical suggestions for caregivers that will help them take advantage of natural routines, embrace teachable moments, and act as a coach to support regulation and build meaningful relationships.

Social and emotional learning at school is important, but parents and caregivers are a child’s #1 social-emotional coach. They provide the guidance and nurturing outside of school or therapy, to help make the skills “stick.” This workshop offers:

  • An overview of Social Regulation (i.e., managing emotions in social situations)
  • Practical learning strategies for skill development and reinforcement
  • Ideas for turning everyday situations and activities into teachable moments that support social/emotional growth (e.g., getting ready for school, dinnertime, car rides)

This presentation is based on tools and strategies from Elizabeth’s new book Make Social and Emotional Learning Stick! which includes close to 200 fun and easy activities. This book contains contributions from leading experts in social learning, including Leah Kuypers, Sarah Ward, and Michelle Garcia Winner, to create a “social learning menu” and recipe for success.

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