Key Topics: Emotional Awareness, Self-Regulation, Academic & Career Performance, Perspective Taking

The Power of Emotions Emotions Meaning Making

Part 3 of this four-part series explores

  • How emotions are embedded within academic standards
  • Practical strategies about perspective taking to help others read each other’s intentions, make meaning in context, and make connections with others


The four different courses in the series The Power of Emotions include:


3.5 hours of training and CE credit available for select professionals. For any special accommodations or assistance with resources email us.

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Part 3: Emotions Guide Meaning Making and Language to Relate

Series Name: The Power of Emotions: Strategies to Fuel Self-Regulation, Learning, and Communication

This third part of our four-part series on the power of emotions explores how emotions are embedded within academic standards. Social emotional navigation is a crucial ingredient for teamwork, both in school and in the 21st-century workforce. Practical strategies about perspective taking accompany the social investigation into how each child, student or client reads each other’s intentions, what each individual wants from the other as they relate, and how collectively, individuals sync their emotions as part of our narrative language.

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Who should attend

In this third part of our four-part series, learn strategies to help your students, clients, or patients develop awareness of how emotions are part of our everyday activities, such as reading comprehension of literature, teamwork, and how we express ourselves through our language. While people tend to focus on emotions only about emotional self-regulation, in this training we explore how emotions are embedded throughout our daily existence. Discover a variety of strategies that can be used immediately in the classroom, at home, in the community, and at work spanning these topics:

  • Social language is about sharing emotional experiences
  • Reading comprehension of literature requires emotional attunement and emotional attunement is embedded in academic standards
  • The skills CEOs seek in the 21st-century workforce have more to do with social emotional problem solving than achieving high test scores
  • How negative emotion sharing encourages positive relationship development
  • How to use magnets to encourage students to consider why it’s worth the social risk to reach out and relate to others
  • The use of the Social Evaluation Survey to help explain what we want from each other when designing teaching plans
  • How sharing data is perceived differently from sharing emotional experiences
  • Emotion-syncing strategy to visually display the journey in conversational storytelling
  • What’s emotions got to do with reading each other’s intentions?
  • Why is social communication like the game of chess?

In our final and fourth part of our four-part series on emotions, we explore the power of emotions in producing anxiety, as well as practical strategies students can learn to help themselves to avoid feeling hijacked by social anxiety. Strategies are presented for teaching students social competencies, which are a critical aspect of helping students learn to manage their social anxiety.

Who Should Attend

The Social Thinking Methodology is used by a wide variety of professionals; including speech-language pathologists, special and general education teachers, social workers, counselors, clinical and school psychologists, occupational therapists, behavior specialists, and school administrators to name a few. It’s also used by family members and caregivers across settings.

About this Series

The Power of Emotions

In our four-course series on emotions, explore how they are the undercurrent of all forms of social communication and are at the heart of personal problem solving, motivation, relationships, and life memories (episodic memory). Emotions help us make meaning in context and make connections with others. On the flip side, our emotional experiences can be confusing and anxiety producing. Throughout this series, metacognitive strategies and insights are infused with user-friendly reviews of research to pinpoint the science that helps us learn concretely about the abstract social emotional mind. This information can be applied to all children, students, and clients, as well as those considered neurotypical. However, attendees will find the strategies can be of significant help in teaching those with social emotional learning challenges (e.g., autism spectrum levels 1 & 2; social communication disordered, language learning challenges, twice exceptional, ADHD, head injured, etc.). Engage in hands-on activities and explore the use of treatment scales and frameworks to help your students, clients, and patients unpack the social emotional experience and understand how emotions take center stage in all aspects of life.

The four different courses in the series The Power of Emotions: Strategies to Fuel Self-Regulation, Learning, and Communication:

Part 1: Helping Students Gain Perspective on Their Emotions
Part 2: Learning about Shame, Pride, and Pathways toward Social Emotional Self-Regulation
Part 3: Emotions Guide Meaning Making and Language to Relate
Part 4: Learning to Manage One’s Anxieties while Developing Social Competencies

Throughout this series, you will learn a lot of practical information and strategies to assist teaching your students, clients, and patients; you’ll likely find that you can personally relate to the information, as well.

Learning Objectives and Agenda


Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe why emotional understanding is at the heart of reading comprehension of literature.
  2. Describe at least two aspects of emotional intelligence CEOs seek in their employees
  3. Explain why there is a strong benefit to humans sharing their negative emotional states with others.
  4. Explain what is meant by “emotion syncing” when using narrative language.


This agenda may change without notice.

  • 1 hour and 20 minutes
    • Emotions are far more than you think! Explore through practical examples how emotions are embedded in educational standards across the school day, in all countries throughout the world
    • How emotions are essential to teamwork, both in school and at work
    • How strategies to investigate what we want from each other socially and emotionally can drive treatment planning
  • 10-minute Break
  • 1 hour and 40 minutes
    • Explore strategies for how we embed emotions within our language
    • Learn an activity to sync our emotions in our narrative language
    • Examine how sharing negative emotions can build positive relationships
    • Discover how emotions also play a significant role in how we read each other’s intentions and encourage flexible thinking rather than stuck thinking.
  • 30 minutes Previously recorded Q & A session

Continuing Education Credit

3.5 hours toward CE credit, if applicable

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