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5 Ways to Boost Social Skills for the Littlest Learners

By helping young students develop social awareness and emotional literacy, teachers can create a calm environment in the classroom—and build the foundation for lifelong learning.

November 30, 2022

To learn more about the benefits of teaching social skills in the classroom or to see the research cited in this video, take a look at the links below: 

Discover more resources for teaching social skills in the classroom in Edutopia contributor Laura McKenna’s article “After Social Isolation, Preparing Our Youngest Students to Thrive.” Social worker Megan Tavares’s piece on “How to Guide Young Learners to Follow the Rules” and early childhood educator Roisleen Todd’s article “Bringing a Trauma-Informed Lens to Early Childhood Education” also provide strategies for managing behavior in the classroom.

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  • Classroom Management
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  • Pre-K
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