Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports
Social Emotional Learning
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBiS) is a Vermont program dedicated to creating school-wide systems to support students socially, emotionally, and academically.
At KES, our students, teachers, and staff are committed to creating a positive and supportive school environment. Our school expectations are to be respectful, be responsible, and be safe.
PBIS Schoolwide Behavior Matrix 2020-21
PBIS Home Learning Matrix
The expectations for students at KES are to be respectful, be responsible, and be safe. We use the Second Step social emotional learning curriculum to explicitly teach, develop, and practice these skills in school and home settings. The curriculum at each grade level focuses on developing skills in the following areas: readiness for learning, empathy, emotion management, problem-solving, and anti-bullying. These important life skills are taught and developed through fun activities, discussions, videos, role-playing, and partner and teamwork.
From the Child Development Institute....great comprehensive resource on topics of child development, parenting, family life, teenagers, learning, health and safety, child psychology, and mental health.
Stages of Social-Emotional Development
An overview of the developmental tasks involved in the social and emotional development of children and teenagers which continues into adulthood. The presentation is based on the Eight Stages of Development developed by the psychiatrist, Erik Erikson in 1956.
Helping Kids Deal with Big Emotions from the Childmind Institute
Helping Your Child Identify and Express Feelings from child-encyclopedia.com
An Age by Age Guide to Helping Kids Manage Emotions by the Gottman Institute
Self Esteem & Social Skills
PANORAMA Education SEL at Home: Top Resources to Share with Families
Top 10 Tips to Boost Your Child's Self-Esteem article from The Center for Parenting Education (A resource to help parents do the best job they can to raise their children).
Children’s Social Competence Checklist
Introduction to Social Emotional Learning (SEL) CASEL // SEL Discussion Series for Parents & Caregivers, 2017
Resources on Developing Grit, Resilience & a Growth Mindset from Edutopia
Responsible Decision Making Tip Sheet CASEL // SEL Discussion Series for Parents & Caregivers, 2017
What Happens in a Child's Brain When They Learn to Empathize article from the Greater Good magazine.
What Parents Need to Know About Self Esteem from the Center for Parenting Education