Testimonials

Workshop: Creating a Caring Classroom Community in a Primary Classroom

Such great presenters. Resources are things that I can try right away. Thank you. 🙂

Anonymous
BCTF New Teachers' Conference

Workshop: Creating a Caring Classroom Community in a Primary Classroom

I appreciate  learning about a new approach to community building that is inclusive, respectful, and safe. I will definitely use Julie and Jan’s resources and lessons in the future 🙂

Anonymous
BCTF New Teachers' Conference

Workshop: Creating a Caring Classroom Community in a Primary Classroom

I really enjoy the materials you have provided! I can totally picture these activities working with my classroom. Very thoughtful and practical!

Anonymous
BCTF New Teachers' Conference

Workshop: Creating a Caring Classroom Community in a Primary Classroom

Thank you Jan & Julie! Information I will definitely be using.

Kristin
BCTF New Teachers' Conference

Workshop: Creating a Caring Classroom Community in a Primary Classroom

Thank you so much. This is fantastic information and so important to teach at an early age.

Carolyn
BCTF New Teachers Conference

Creating a Caring Community in a Primary Classroom

Creating a Caring Community in a Primary Classroom

Creating a Caring Community in a Primary Classroom

This workshop presents a framework for creating a classroom community which honours and supports all students by:

  • creating common understandings through norms & a classroom agreement,
  • introducing social justice, beginning with a guided exploration into the significance of names, and
  • exploring equity through an examination of outside recess.

Participants will increase their understanding of these foundational elements of SEL in the primary classroom so they can start applying it on Monday morning. This workshop provides practical possibilities to begin a journey towards a truly inclusive community.
Participants will receive four lesson plans and supporting materials which are part of a new program called “reConnect, reCharge and Regulate” written by the facilitators, based on best practice and designed for the BC curriculum. These important lessons are the first part of this program which also covers mindfulness, regulation and sustaining an inclusive classroom.

10 Practical Possibilities for Supporting Student Growth in Caring Classroom Communities

10 Practical Possibilities Workshop: Support Student Growth in Caring Classroom Communities

10 Practical Possibilities Workshop: Support Student Growth in Caring Classroom Communities

Learning Assistance and Resource Teachers are the bridge that connect and provide continuity in the various settings which make up the classroom. This workshop will provide practical ways to collaborate with Classroom Teachers to support students by building inclusive communities which emphasize the importance of diversity, equity and regulation as anchors for learning. Participants will be introduced to a variety of strategies including:

  • Learning Spaces,
  • Classroom Norms and Agreements,
  • Executive Function Supports, and
  • Regulation Strategies

These can be used in and outside of the classroom to provide a foundation for a safe, caring environment where learners thrive.

PM Workshop @ BCTF New Teacher’s Conference

Creating a Caring Community in a Primary Classroom

This workshop introduces a pathway to a classroom community which honours and supports all students by:

1.  creating common understandings through norms and a classroom agreement,

2.  introducing social justice, beginning with a guided exploration into the significance of names and  

3.  exploring equity through an examination of outside recess.  

Participants will increase their understanding of these foundational elements of SEL in the primary classroom and be able to start applying it on Monday morning. This workshop provides practical possibilities to begin a journey towards a truly inclusive community. 

Participants will receive four lesson plans and supporting materials which are part of a new program called “Reconnect, Recharge and Regulate” written by the facilitators, based on best practice and designed for the BC curriculum.  These important lessons are the first part of this program which also covers mindfulness, regulation and sustaining an inclusive classroom community.  

This workshop was very well attended (196 participants) and received at the Primary Teachers Conference in October 2021.  Attendees were very excited to receive the lesson plans and resources for free.  We hope to reach new teachers who might have missed it.  We feel like we can make the biggest impact on education by reaching new teachers and this is why we are happy to share our lessons and experience with them.

AM Workshop @ BCTF New Teacher’s Conference

Morning Workshop

Creating a Caring Community in a Primary Classroom

This workshop introduces a pathway to a classroom community which honours and supports all students by:

1.  creating common understandings through norms and a classroom agreement,

2.  introducing social justice, beginning with a guided exploration into the significance of names and  

3.  exploring equity through an examination of outside recess.  

Participants will increase their understanding of these foundational elements of SEL in the primary classroom and be able to start applying it on Monday morning. This workshop provides practical possibilities to begin a journey towards a truly inclusive community. 

Participants will receive four lesson plans and supporting materials which are part of a new program called “Reconnect, Recharge and Regulate” written by the facilitators, based on best practice and designed for the BC curriculum.  These important lessons are the first part of this program which also covers mindfulness, regulation and sustaining an inclusive classroom community.  

This workshop was very well attended (196 participants) and received at the Primary Teachers Conference in October 2021.  Attendees were very excited to receive the lesson plans and resources for free.  We hope to reach new teachers who might have missed it.  We feel like we can make the biggest impact on education by reaching new teachers and this is why we are happy to share our lessons and experience with them.

Creating a Community of Regulated Learners

Creating a Regulated Community by Jan Palmer and Julie Principe - Richmond School District Conference February 2022

*For Educators in the Richmond, B.C. School District.

This workshop will suggest a pathway to a classroom community which honours and supports students by:

  1. creating common understandings (a classroom agreement) through norms,
  2. providing an introduction to social justice, beginning with a guided inquiry into the importance of names, and 
  3. exploring equity through an examination of outside recess. 

You will increase your understanding of these foundational elements of Social-Emotional Learning in the primary classroom and be able to start applying it on Monday morning. This workshop provides practical possibilities to enrich your inclusive classroom community.

You will receive four lesson plans and supporting materials which are part of a new program called “Reconnect, Recharge and Regulate” based on best practice and designed for the BC curriculum by the workshop presenters. These lessons are the first of four sections in this program which supports student growth and development. Topic One is designed for primary students to begin their journey toward mindfulness and regulation as well as the build the foundation for a caring classroom community.  

Alberta Council for Exceptional Children

Description coming soon!

10 Practical Possibilities for Supporting Student Growth in Caring Classroom Communities

Learning Assistance and Resource Teachers are the bridge that connect and provide continuity in the various settings which make up the classroom.  This workshop will provide practical ways to collaborate with Classroom Teachers to support students by building inclusive communities which emphasize the importance of diversity, equity and regulation as anchors for learning.

Participants will be introduced to a variety of strategies including:

  • Learning Spaces, 
  • Classroom Norms and Agreements,
  • Executive Function Supports, and
  • Regulation Strategies.

These can be used in and outside of the classroom to provide a foundation for a safe, caring environment where learners can thrive.  

Educator’s Community for Regulated Classrooms

This support and mentoring group is for those who have participated in our workshops or worked with us on our unit: “reConnect, reCharge, and Regulate: A Classroom Unit for Building an Inclusive Community.” Join us!



Creating a Classroom of Regulated Learners

Creating a Classroom for Regulated Learners workshop

This workshop, presented by Jan Palmer and Julie Principe, will spark your imagination and give you practical tools and possibilities to enhance your classroom design!

You will learn how to build on your classroom’s physical environment, structures and routines and use the core and curricular competencies to strengthen your inclusive classroom community.

We will highlight the importance of:

  1. the role of social-emotional learning as a foundation for learning,
  2. using strategies to increase predictability and independence,
  3. organizing the physical environment collaboratively with students,
  4. Universal Design for Learning in supporting regulation and inclusion.

This workshop is based on a new program called “Reconnect, Recharge and Regulate” designed for the BC curriculum by the workshop presenters.

We hope you will be inspired to reflect on how your own ideas and values can nurture and support a culture of equity and social and emotional growth.

Creating a Community of Regulated Learners

Creating a Community for Regulated Learners workshop

This workshop presented by Jan Palmer and Julie Principe, will suggest a pathway to a classroom community which honours and supports all students by:

  1. creating common understandings through norms, 
  2. providing an introduction to social justice beginning with a guided exploration into the significance of names and  
  3. exploring equity through an examination of outside recess.  

You will increase your understanding of these foundational elements of Social-Emotional Learning in the primary classroom and be able to start applying it on Monday morning. This workshop provides practical possibilities to begin your journey towards a truly inclusive community. 

You will receive three lesson plans and supporting materials which are part of a new program called “Reconnect, Recharge and Regulate” based on best practice and designed for the BC curriculum by the workshop presenters.  These important lessons are the first part of this program which also covers mindfulness, regulation and sustaining an inclusive classroom community.

Creating a Classroom for Regulated Learners

Creating a Classroom for Regulated Learners Workshop by Julie Principe and Jan Palmer

Creating a Classroom for Regulated Learners

This workshop will spark your imagination and give you tools and possibilities to start planning your classroom for September 2021! Participants in the “Creating a Classroom for Regulated Learners” workshop will increase their understanding of Social-Emotional Learning and within that, the role of self-regulation and mindfulness. Participants will learn how to set up the classroom’s physical environment, structures and routines and leverage the core and curricular competencies to begin building an inclusive classroom community.

Jan Palmer & Julie Principe

Jan Palmer and Julie Principe came together through their desire to help classroom teachers support all their learners and create classroom communities in which students thrive. They have many years as Classroom/Special Education Teachers as well as District Behaviour and Inclusion Teacher Consultants. They share their expertise in social-emotional education, including practical strategies to increase student learning by teaching regulation, setting up inclusive school environments, nurturing student choice, and participation. Julie and Jan’s realistic approach supports and empowers Teachers to create classroom communities where all learners feel safe, included, and engaged.

My PITA Spring Mini-Conference

PITA Mini-Conference May 2021

Last Chance to Register!

Conference day is coming up fast! Can’t get enough of myPITA Pro-D? Come join us on May 21st for our Spring mini-conference! Registration for our Spring mini-conference is still open, and we are thrilled to be once again partnering with the BC Association of Modern Languages (BCATML). Sign up soon!
This year’s line-up:
 
Leyton Schnellert
Using Liberating Structures in Middle Years classrooms to deepen learning
Fostering self-regulated learning in the Middle Years
 
Kindra Harte (BCATML)
Learning centres and more! Let’s rock this new curriculum!
 
Tanya Campbell (BCATML)
Teaching Elementary Core French with confidence
 
Jennifer Moroz
“Learning Together” portfolios for Humanities
“Learning Together” portfolios for Math and Science
 
Jan Palmer
Teaching students with challenging behaviour – As easy as ABC
 
Regan Rankin
Behaviour: Expect the unexpecte