This month we are giving away the first two books in the All the Time series, I Love You All the Time and You Have Feelings All the Time. These charming books focus on affirmation and emotional support using the phrase “All the Time.”
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I show children they’re supported by modeling kindness and forgiveness. As a Special Education Teacher in a self-contained classroom focusing on behavior and trauma-informed practices, I work with students who sometimes struggle to be safe when dealing with their big feelings or emotions, but we talk about it and process together so they understand and continue to make progress.
I encourage students to honestly share how they are doing, and I do my best to connect them with helpful resources and trusted adults to guide them through their experiences.
I let my younger students know they are important, I listen to what they have to say, I let them choose, we do activities they like
I show them they are supported by having “share time” in my counseling classes where they can have a show & tell moment with their words by talking about something or even sharing some new dance moves with the class.
I show children that they are supported as they grow and learn by taking time to interact with each child at their level and with their interests. Our conversations are give and take and extended as I learn from them their needs.
I teach parents with bubbles about shared joint attention and delight. It brings joy and laughter every time
My favorite way is to get down on their level, give them my full attention and listen to them, reflecting back what they are talking about.
I show children that they are supported as they grow and learn by allowing them to share their ideas about what activities we should engage in during different studies. I always give them positive feedback about their responses during discussions and I find a way to relate their answers to questions during a study, even when their responses are off the topic.
We engage in Banking Time, especially when my child is struggling to feel connected with me
I say, ” Sometimes I don’t like your behavior, but I ALWAYS love you.”
My husband comes home from work and spends the end of the day reading to the daycare children. They would love these books.
Children are supported as they grow and learn by providing them a safe, nuturing environment. The students have said Im the best teacher. Providing students with developmentally appropriate activities gives them the self confidence to grow.
Encouraging mistakes, and not getting upset when they happen. “Oop, that’s a mistake. We make them all the time. Want help cleaning it up?”
I offer a listening ear, a smile, and a friendly safe space to visit in our library
and ” you can do anything you put your mind to”. These are words I always want them to hear to give them courage, faith and hope as they grow and learn.
“you are not alone” These are words I always want them to hear to give them courage, faith and hope as they grow and learn
I always tell the children, ” I am always here to help and support you” ,
I would love to have the books for my classroom library!
Fully listening and engaging. Understanding that they are valued and what they feel and say matters. They deserve to be heard and acknowledged.
I try to encourage the students to talk about their feelings and remind them they can do anything.
I am a mother of 2 neuro divergent children. I make sure that any time something frustrating happens, that I give them a hug after or during and make sure I reaffirm to them that even when I am upset or disappointed, that I will always love them. No matter what. Especially if they are still in the middle of a meltdown. Reminding them I love them during something overly emotional or overwhelming can help them calm down and reassure them that I don’t expect them to be perfectly behaved all the time.
I show children they are supported by getting down at their eye level and listening to them when they talk. I try my best to be present in the moment when spending time with children
By showing them warmth and sensitivity, sharing books and talking to them, and by supporting health and safety.
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I show children they are supported as they learn and grow by giving them the opportunity to talk and express as they feel fit. I feel its important to be at a child’s level and allow them to talk to you as a friend so you can establish good a relationship foundations. Having this foundation will allow the child to know that they can come to you for help and support in all thing!
Showing warmth & sensitivity, being consistent with routines, praising children throughout the day, supporting literacy in school and at home, giving children opportunities to express themselves and how they feel.
I show my sons that they are supported as they grow and learn about foster care and adoption by letting them both express their feelings of hurt and anger and fear as well as love and security. I find the focus on children’s literature is about the end of the process with Adoption Day and the adoptive family being so happy to have this child in their life. But there is a whole world of trauma that came before Adoption Day that the foster child experienced, and also fear that if they could be separated from their family once, it could happen again, and I validate my son’s experience by letting him have all of those emotions and still letting him know it’s okay and he’s safe.
Give them positive feedback.
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I work with students K-12 who have emotional. social, mental health, and learning difficulties. I help students understand and feel loved and supported through their difficulties and give them strategies to help them grow and be successful in and outside the classroom.
As an elementary school counselor I get to set the stage that people are here to help I model and directly teach about ‘helpers’ in our school and community. While help comes in many forms, I love being a support for students’ social and emotional learning through teaching guidance, where we focus on identifying feelings, empathy, emotion management, growth mindset and problem solving. I love what I get to do every day!
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As much as possible, our teachers try to respond to behavior rather than react to it. They understand that behind every behavior is a feeling. Children are impulsive and are learning self control. We try to respond with patience, kindness, and compassion. Teachers will give the child some space to calm down, then talk about the situation, ask questions to assist in problem solving, and suggest a way to follow through. It is important to teach these social emotional skills above all else to develop a safe and relaxed environment where every child can feel more comfortable to trust, value, and enjoy their learning environment.
I show children they are supported as they grow and learn by speaking positive affirmations to them, actively listening to them when they are asking me a question and etc…
I am a school mental health counselor and I show all of the youth I work with they are supported by validating their experiences. This makes it known that they feelings they are experiencing are real and that they are important people and can be heard and feel safe.
I enjoy affirming my students and often send them a message or a little note to remind them that they are loved and appreciated for who they are as amazing people!
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I make sure to listen to them. Let them know that I am right there to help when needed.
I currently serve as an SEL teacher with an elementary school in Staten Island. I support approximately 400 students with journeying through all the feelings and emotions they encounter daily. This work is conducted though read alouds, videos, dialogue, brief written responses and art. Together we get to engage in meaningful/healthy interactions for learning about life. I’ve also created a bookshelf in my office whereby students may come by to select a book at any time and return when they’re done. Books with SEL themes have been a hit with students. I believe the All The Time books would be an awesome resource.
Good morning, I encourage them to join after-school clubs or activities. I tell them how proud I am of them when they do well. I try my best to highlight their strengths.
Talk together about their future and the kind of job they think they would enjoy.
Ask them to help you with things they are good at.
Listening to children and affirming what they are telling me is always my first step.
I supported my children’s growth & learning by providing a secure loving environment. In addition to meeting their basic needs like providing healthy meals, regular medical care and early childhood education. I also encouraged and modeled communication, expression of feelings and lots of play.
I show children that they are supported by listening to them and helping them solve problems.
We talk about how it’s okay to have have all types of feelings it’s how we deal with our feelings and how we express them that makes a difference.
Thankful for the opportunity to win this series and hope to be able to share these with our students.
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I am a school social worker and I show children that they are supported as they grow and learn by providing social emotional support on a daily basis. I let them know that they I care about them and their feelings are important.
I listen to them and reflect their words and feelings back to them. I scaffold their learning.
I do daily check ins with my students to support them as they learn and grow. As a HS SPED Social Studies Teacher, I tailor learning to my students’ diverse learning needs.
As the librarian at a 3k-3rd school, I ask the kids, “What’s the news?” They tell me all sorts of things about loose teeth and lost dogs. It keeps me involved and lets them know that I care.
Fully engaging when they are talking, following up with things they have shared previously, unconditional understanding