Social Emotional Learning Part II

Engagement Description


Our body uses sensations as ways to notify us what needs aren’t being met or are threatened. Feelings are the amplification of sensations, helping us to decide a best course of action. Children need our help in listening to their bodies in order to identify both wants and needs to help them become more resilient. This represents the CASEL core competency of Self-Awareness.

Learning Objectives

  1. Establish the core of good behavior in a child’s ability to listen to their bodies.
  2. Learn how to guide children toward distinguishing between wants and needs.
  3. Develop new interventions for managing resistance.

About the Author

Jared Scherz, Ph.D., M.Ed., ACS

Jared Scherz, Ph.D., M.Ed., ACS

Dr. Scherz is a clinical psychologist, author, and educational consultant, working with educators for over twenty years. He earned his Master's in Education from Penn State University and went on to be an elementary school guidance counselor before earning his Ph.D.

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