Relationships Matter! Powerful Interaction® to Start the School Year (W1)

Resource Type
Recorded Webinars
Resource Category
Professional Knowledge
Jonathan Fribley

1.5-hour webinar that took place on September 19, 2019

Powerful Interactions Series:

In a Powerful Interaction®, an educator intentionally connects with a child in order to extend that child’s learning.  This series of webinars will utilize the Powerful Interactions (Dombro, Jablon and Stetson) process of “Step 1, Be Present, Step 2, Connect, Step 3 Extend Learning” to strengthen our skills at relationship-affirming interactions that also support learning.  All participants should find a straightforward set of tools for connecting with children and extending learning.  Head Start educators and others that use the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) will appreciate the simple, usable process for joining “Emotional Support” with the “Instructional Support” dimensions of Language Modeling, Quality of Feedback and Concept Development. 

*Participants are welcome to study the book Powerful Interactions: How to Connect with Children to Extend Learning (Dombro, Jablon and Stetson) as a supplement to the webinars.

It is strongly recommended to attend webinar 1 as a foundation for the webinars that follow.

Webinar 1
Young children learn best from adults that they have built strong relationships with.  Every interaction is an opportunity to build a bridge that can support learning!  We will examine how we can be intentional about “showing up” and activating relationships, using “Step 1, Be Present and Step 2, Connect.”  By taking responsibility for relationships at the start of the school year we create a classroom climate that is ready for learning.

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