Growing an Emotionally Healthy Generation through Responsive Informed Practice
By developing this informed practice, we provide children with tools to develop a strong brain architecture to manage challenges that may arise and effective ways to reduce stress levels. Creating predictable environments provide children with the tools, resilience and a sense of empowerment to build their social and emotional learning. The cumulative impact of positive experiences assists children to develop mastery in constructing and/or reconstructing their self-narratives, while reflecting in healthy ways on past and present experiences.
Educators will use the theories and perspectives described to research alongside the children to gain a deep understanding of the child’s strengths, learn about their attachments in their world and work towards forming relationships with a focus on ‘tipping the scales’ to assist children in developing a strong sense of self.This is a one page document outlining questions to prompt professional conversations within a team.