In this webinar, we welcomed back Prerna Richards, CEO and Founder of Together We Grow. Prerna dove into the successes for social-emotional classroom management. She showed us how we can create relationships of the heart, gave us strategies on how to connect with less, and how to manage behavior as a form of communication. Prerna also gave us the key to being a more effective educator.
🎤Our Special Guest:
Prerna Richards, CEO and Founder of Together We Grow
Prerna Richards is a coach, consultant, trainer, and international speaker. She has been in the early childhood education field for the past 35 years and started her consulting business two years ago called Together We Grow to provide professional development, coaching, and consulting for educators and individual families. Her educational philosophy is grounded in a play-based approach along with a strong social-emotional foundation. She is the winner of Susan Hargrave’s trainer of the year award from TXAEYC in 2020.
🧪Key Learning Outcomes from Prerna
- Educators need to understand themselves and their triggers before they can set up children for success.
- A clear set of rules and routines help establish boundaries.
- Behavior is a source of information that educators need to understand before they can fix it.
- The key to success is to know the difference between reacting and responding to a child’s behavior.
- A child will seek 5 emotional needs: to be seen, heard, loved, understood, and to belong.
- SAIL = A child feels Safe, Accepted, and Included, will be ready to Learn.
- [Podcast] – Diversity, Equity Inclusion – It Starts in Early Childhood
- [Webinar] – Strategies for Supporting Focus and Development in the Classroom
- Connect with Prerna: Check out her website Together We Grow
- [Video] – Brain Development
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