Visual Morning Schedule
A visual daily schedule helps create a sense of safety by providing a predictable pattern and displaying it in an easily accessible way. In today’s uncertain environment, fostering a sense of safety through predictability is especially important. With this sense of safety, you’ll notice that conflict and power struggles decline. Visual schedules also help build executive functions like prioritization, flexibility and time management.
With this sense of safety, you’ll notice that conflict and power struggles decline. Visual schedules also help build executive functions like prioritization, flexibility and time management.
In this webinar, Conscious Discipline Master Instructor Elizabeth Montero-Cefalo explains how and why to create a visual schedule. She offers tips on maximizing the effectiveness of your schedule, strategies for reducing overwhelm and providing choice, and a variety of helpful options for younger children and children with special needs.
Get a head start on creating your visual schedule by downloading Elizabeth’s free Visual Daily Schedule resource.
- 00:01 Introduction of Elizabeth Montero-Cefalo and topic
- 00:38 Visual schedules create predictability and safety
- 00:59 Visual schedules reduce conflict and power struggles
- 01:26 Children think in pictures
- 01:48 Opportunity to help children develop executive skills
- 04:20 Choose a high traffic area to post the schedule
- 05:00 Have a key phrase for consistency
- 06:49 Allow children to do the job of removing pictures
- 07:27 Provide choice when choice is available
- 08:22 Learning routines
- 09:05 Other types of visual schedules
- 12:58 Closing
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