Institute for Educational Development

Live Online
6:00 am – 12:30 pm

January 17, 2023

$279.00 per person

Social-Emotional Strategies To Increase The Success Of Your Kindergartners

NEW Seminar Presented By
Matthew Halpern

Outstanding Educator and National Speaker

Specifically Designed for Kindergarten Teachers

  • Practical strategies, activities, and resources to help you build better relationships and community critical to kindergartners’ academic and behavioral success
  • Dozens of practical ideas to improve students’ self-regulation, helping you create a more engaging, learning focused kindergarten classroom
  • Timesaving ideas, teaching, and management tips to enable your kindergartners to increase their learning
  • Receive an extensive digital resource handbook filled with timesaving ideas, samples, strategies, and online resources to support you when you return to your kindergarten classroom

Practical Strategies

This outstanding, NEW seminar will provide a wealth of social emotional strategies and instructional tools to engage your kindergartners and have them excited to learn. Join outstanding kindergarten teacher and national presenter MATT HALPERN as he shares his passion for early learning, offering innovative, motivating, and manageable ideas that can be immediately implemented in your kindergarten program. Discover timeefficient solutions to enhance your existing social-emotional lessons. Matt shares classroom-proven methods for increasing students’ self-awareness, self-management and decision making skills. These ready-to-use strategies uplift academic achievement and social emotional skills for all kindergartners.

In this idea-packed day, you’ll receive dozens of timesaving tips and strategies that can be immediately implemented in your kindergarten classroom to maximize the impact of lessons that weave social emotional learning seamlessly into you existing program. Learn better ways to increase your time spent on instruction and decrease the time spent on managing behavior. You’ll go home with a new toolkit of solutions for working more effectively with challenging kindergartners and building a positive classroom community. Come prepared for a fun day packed with timesaving ideas, engaging activities, and proven methods that have successfully impacted kindergarten teachers and students across the nation.

You will leave with an extensive kindergarten digital resource handbook f illed with specific ideas, ready-togo student materials, strategies, management frameworks, home/school connection ideas, and much, much more!

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Build Stronger Relationships With Students
    Learn the most successful strategies to building stronger relationships with your kindergartners to increase engagement, boost academic learning, and make your classroom a thriving, positive community … Meaningful relationships are the key!
  2. Increase Your Kindergartners’ Self-Awareness and Self-Management
    Learn how to coach your students to work more independently and develop greater stamina… Learn new strategies that will improve positive actions, lead to improved self-images, and increase your kindergartners’ self-management freeing you to do more teaching
  3. Teach Your Students the Skills Needed to Make Your Classroom Run Smoothly
    Guide students through interactive modeling, allowing them to become successful at every routine or procedure necessary to help your classroom run smoothly … Discover the most effect ways to reinforce their responsible decision making as they move through their day and through your classroom routines
  4. Intervene with Students Who Struggle with Behaviors – BEFORE They Fail
    Learn highly effective, proactive ways to differentiate your management to meet the needs of your struggling kindergartners before they fail … How to implement highquality, social-emotional interventions to motivate students and strengthen their achievement and engagement
  5. Use Growth Mindset to Transform Your Classroom Community
    Discover how to use picture books and simple, short videos to teach students to build a growth mindset and learn how to keep this work going all year to maximize student learning
  6. Use Student Work to Develop Mindset
    Learn how to invite kindergartners into the creation of classroom charts and individual pieces to deepen their understanding of mindset work
  7. Discover the Best Way to Setup a Child-Centered Classroom Environment
    Focus on seeing your classroom space through the eyes of a student and learn how to make the physical space best support students’ social, emotional, and academic needs
  8. Explore Proven Social-Emotional Techniques and Strategies for Handling Tricky Behavior Problems
    Explore ways to help kindergartners redirect misbehavior and successfully selfregulate their behavior
  9. Experience Fun, Engaging Activities, and Games to Promote Community
    Short, quick games, songs, and activities are designed to strengthen social emotional skills, boost engagement, morale, and learning …Learn dozens of activities throughout our day so you are ready to bring them back to your classroom tomorrow
  10. Receive an Extensive Digital Kindergarten Resource Handbook
    Each participant will receive an extensive digital resource handbook packed with valuable strategies and techniques designed to help you make the social emotional learning in your kindergarten classroom even more effective!

Specific Topics

Here's what you'll learn:
  • Practical strategies and activities to deepen relationships and increase engagement with your kindergartners
  • Classroom-proven routines for effective classroom management to reduce transitions, chaos, and stressors while increasing learning time
  • Proactive strategies for cultivating relationship skills, strengthening community and fostering independence with your kindergartners
  • Powerful intervention strategies that will help your students improve selfmanagement, responsible decision-making and decrease tricky behavior issues
  • Timesaving strategies and tools for planning and teaching critical social-emotional imbedded in your day
  • How to tap into the power of routines and procedures perfect for any kindergarten classroom to increase teaching time and improve student learning through greater self-management
  • Time-efficient, proactive social-emotional strategies that really work
  • Ways to make the most of your time in your busy kindergarten day
  • Easy-to-implement yet meaningful ideas for engaging students in learning from the first moment they arrive through the end of the day
  • Successful strategies to build strong relationships with parents and make communication routines easy
  • Quick and easy strategies and learning routines based on research to engage the whole brain
  • Proven ways to more efficiently organize your kindergarten classroom environment and learning materials for smooth transitions and effective classroom management
  • New strategies to build community while increasing on-task behaviors during whole and small group learning times

A Message from Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

Each year we are expected to do more and do it even better, while many of our kindergartners come to us with greater needs and less support. It can be easy to lose your enthusiasm and get overwhelmed with all the time demands placed on you, both in and out of the classroom. It is no secret that developing stronger social emotional skills in all our students leads to greater learning. But how do we do that when we are already overloaded? Join me for a day of learning to see how easily we can strengthen our students’ resolve and create a more positive learning environment for all. Creating a strong, loving classroom community is at the heart of my practice and I can’t wait to share dozens of ideas with you!

It is my goal that you’ll leave refreshed, inspired, and hopeful. I’ll share new ideas and strategies to strengthen the relationships critical not only to student success, but the joy of your kindergartners and, yes, you! We will look at ways to create a classroom community filled with positivity and students who are ready to tackle even the most challenging obstacles. I will also share my timetested and proven techniques for setting up an inviting classroom, teaching routines and procedures, and being proactive with behaviors. Of course, we’ll also look at ways to tackle those challenging behaviors that might occur regardless of how preemptive we are.

Above all else, we’re going to have fun learning together. I will share with you critical strategies and ideas for building a loving classroom community where children feel welcome, safe, and loved – a community that fosters strong academic results. You will leave the day not only with a multitude of strategies and ideas to increase self-awareness, improve self-regulation, and reinforce responsible decision-making. In addition, you will receive an extensive digital resource handbook and access to dozens of online resources designed specifically for the kindergarten classroom.

Matt Halpern

P.S. I know how busy you are and I promise this day will focus on practical, time-efficient strategies that I know work and you can use in your kindergarten classroom tomorrow!

Who Should Attend

Kindergarten Teachers

Special Benefits of Attending

  1. Extensive Resource Handbook
    Each participant will receive an extensive digital resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:
    • Key ideas, specific tips, and the resources you need to enhance your classroom management and organization
    • Copy-ready student pages, forms, and practical authentic tools you can use immediately in your classroom
    • Descriptions, pictures, and samples for you to reference after the seminar
    • Effective management strategies, structures, and classroom schedules
    • A bibliography of books, websites, and materials that support socialemotional development and a strong classroom community
    • Research supporting developmentally appropriate practices for kindergarten
    • Key ideas, specific tips, and the resources you need to enhance your classroom management and organization
    • Materials and ideas you can copy and use in your kindergarten classroom tomorrow
  2. Meet and Share
    This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in enhancing their kindergarten program.
  3. Semester Credit Option:
    UMASS Logo Graduate level professional development credit is available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with University of Massachusetts Global, a nonprofit affiliate of the University of Massachusetts, will be available at the seminar.
  4. Meet Inservice Requirements:
    At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.