Classroom Behavior

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Social Intelligence 

Modeling Socially Intelligent Behavior Social intelligence is more than “the capacity for extracting the rules, protocols, and norms that guide appropriate behavior in a given social setting,” according to Daniel Goleman, Ph.D., author of Social Intelligence. The full spectrum of what signals an individual’s social intelligence also includes “social awareness, what we sense about others, and social…

Addressing Behavior in the Classroom:  The ABCs

Welcome to the new school year! Your classroom is beautifully arranged. You have plans set for the entire first quarter. On the first day, everyone in your Beginning Dance class is well-behaved. Your first week with new students is quite calm, then things start to show signs of changing. If you give ’em an inch, they’ll take a mile. Turn your…

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