TOPIC 1: INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES
A. Models of Individual Differences
B. Individual Differences “Characteristics” Across Models
C. Social Emotional Growth and Learning
D.. Comparison of Different Models
E. The Process of Understanding a Learner’s Strengths and Challenges
F. CARE NOTES Introduction
G. CARE NOTES QUESTIONNAIRE
H. CARE NOTES Process for Describing learning strengths and challenges
I. CARE NOTES Short Version of Conceptualization
TOPIC 2: DEVELOPMENT OF LANGUAGE, LITERACY AND LEARNING
A. Language Development Folder
Early Language Development File (0-5)
Later Language Development File (6-13)
B. Literacy Development Folder
C. Learning Development Folder
*Social Emotional Development
TOPIC 3: LEARNING
A. Language Learning Folder
B. Literacy Learning Folder
C. Learning How to Learn Folder
*Social Emotional Learning
Models of Individual Differences
I am in the process of developing a wiki called Grow and Learn. When I finish the final draft of the first 2 (of 40+) pages, I will begin posting here.
Several “key concepts” address Academic and Affective Domains of Learning. Here’s a conceptual framework from Social Emotional Learning
Core SEL Competencies
SEL has developed a set of 5 core competences. There are subcategories for each of those 5. Below are the listings directly from the CASEL site.
“Social and emotional learning (SEL) enhances students’ capacity to integrate skills, attitudes, and behaviors to deal effectively and ethically with daily tasks and challenges. Like many similar frameworks, CASEL’s integrated framework promotes intrapersonal, interpersonal, and cognitive competence. There are five core competencies that can be taught in many ways across many settings. Many educators and researchers are also exploring how best to assess these competencies.”
The ability to accurately recognize one’s own emotions, thoughts, and values and how they influence behavior. The ability to accurately assess one’s strengths and limitations, with a well-grounded sense of confidence, optimism, and a “growth mindset.”
- Identifying emotions
- Accurate self-perception
- Recognizing strengths
The ability to successfully regulate one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in different situations — effectively managing stress, controlling impulses, and motivating oneself. The ability to set and work toward personal and academic goals.
- Impulse control
- Stress management
- Organizational skills on Five Keys to Successful SEL
The ability to take the perspective of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds and cultures. The ability to understand social and ethical norms for behavior and to recognize family, school, and community resources and supports.
- Appreciating diversity
- Respect for others
The ability to establish and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships with diverse individuals and groups. The ability to communicate clearly, listen well, cooperate with others, resist inappropriate social pressure, negotiate conflict constructively, and seek and offer help when needed.
- Social engagement
- Responsible decision-making
The ability to make constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions based on ethical standards, safety concerns, and social norms. The realistic evaluation of consequences of various actions, and a consideration of the well-being of oneself and others.
- Identifying problems
- Analyzing situations
- Solving problems
- Ethical responsibility
Our sincere thanks to CASEL’s many funding partners. Learn more about them here.
I have been busy posting on my TALK and Want to Learn Blogs about the Learning to Learn Skills–Executive Function and Self-Regulation. I will begin linking some of those posts here..as soon as possible
Executive Function: Starting with a Definition
This series will be posted on my TALK blog (http://frantoomeytalk.blogspot.com/)where the emphasis is on early reading (K-3) and understanding why so many children have difficulty learning to read. These are the kids trapped in the Achievement Gap and kids who are Dyslexic and not provided with early and effective interventions.
There will be a series of posts on who, why, and what can we do to make sure that all kids become successful readers.