This week we continued our journey into becoming the Whole Teacher. The fifth pillar of the Whole Teacher is focusing on teaching happiness and joy in learning as much as skills. This is directly related to social and emotional development. In order to meet the needs of our students, it is critical that you understand where you are at in terms of helping children to grow socially and emotionally. For this assignment, you will begin by completing the Self-Assessing Social and Emotional Instruction and Competencies: A Tool for Teachers (Links to an external site.) self- assessment developed by the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders at American Institute for Research. This tool focuses on five teacher social and emotional competencies, including self-awareness, self-management/emotion regulation, social awareness, relationship/social skills, and responsible decision making, (Yoder, 2014, p. 8).
After completing the self- assessment:
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