This video library is a collection of Alberta educators demonstrating pyramid practices.  We extend our deepest appreciation to each educator for taking a risk in sharing an on-camera “snap shot” in time as they develop their skill, understanding and knowledge of how best to apply these evidence-based practices into their daily interactions and routines with children. It is in making their learning visible that they support the learning of many more educators.

Universal Practices

Schedules & Routines - Using Visuals to Support Transitions in an Individualized Way
Supportive Conversations - A Moment of Empathy
Supportive Conversations - Joining Play to Expand Interactions Between Peers
Transitions - Engaging a Child in a Transition Cue
Transitions - Supporting Children's Participation at Clean-Up
Transitions - Providing Directions and Positive Descriptive Feedback to Support Participation
Schedules & Routines - Reviewing the Visual Routine
Behaviour Expectations - Reminding an Individual Child of the Expectation
Behaviour Expectations - Reminding Children of Expectations, Including Positive Descriptive Feedback
Providing Directions - Educator Clarifies How to Use Materials at the Start of an Activity
Supportive Conversations - Extended Conversation Around Children's Interests
Supportive Conversations - Extended Conversation Within Routine Activities
Schedules & Routines - Reviewing the Routine with an Individual Child
Schedules & Routines - Reviewing the visual schedule before snack
Providing Directions - Individualized Directions with Check-in to Support Participation
Engagement - Educator Re-Directs a Child Who Wants to Dance
Engagement - Where Could We Play
Expectations – That’s Helpful
Supportive Transitions - Child Provides Five-Minute Cue

Targeted Practices

Problem-Solving - Acknowledging a Child's Problem-Solving Efforts
Social Skills & Emotional Competencies - Working Through Sad Feelings and Problem-Solving
Social & Emotional Competencies - Supporting Peer Interaction Skills Using Go-Fish
Expressing Emotions - Introducing a Feeling Wheel
Social & Emotional Competencies - Using Natural Opportunities to Support Peer Interactions
Positive Descriptive Feedback - Educator Acknowledges and Affirms Peer Interaction Skills
Social & Emotional Competencies - Educator Responds to Request for Support in Turn Taking
Transitions - Supporting a Child with Some Separation Anxiety
Problem-Solving - Reflecting on a Problem at Large Group Time
Expressing Emotions - What Can We Do When We're Scared?
Problem Solving - Supporting Children With Visuals
Problem Solving - Trying to Find a Book
Expressing Emotions - How it Feels to Wait to be the Helper
Peer Interactions - Supporting Children to Work Together
Peer Interactions - Modelling Social Skill of Joining Play & Including Others
Peer Interactions - Entering Play
Problem Solving - Supporting Turn Taking Through Fashion
Problem Solving - Practicing Problem-Solving in a Puppet Show
Peer Interactions - Children Help a Peer Go Wash His Hands