#53 Social Emotional Learning for Special Needs with Puppets #spedchat
Published April 12, 2017
10 min
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    Karen McCallum is a special ed elementary teacher in Alberta, Canda. She has specialized in special education and behavior support programming. Today she tells a heartwarming but powerful story about how two puppets are helping transform the social emotional learning of elementary special needs kids.

    Karen will share: 

    • How she decided to use puppets to reach a nonverbal student 
    • Modeling appropriate and inappropriate behaviors
    • How 15 minutes a day with the puppets can transform behavior
    • Calming special needs kids using puppets
    • Some funny and powerful stories of using Matts and Penny to help kids learn appropriate behaviors

    Karen McCallum's Bio 

    I am a elementary vice principal and kindergarten teacher in Okotoks Alberta. I am in my 33rd year of teaching. My entire career has been in the primary area. I have my Master's degree in Special Education and have spent half of my career working in special education and behavior support programming.

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