My research topic:
What strategies can teachers and students use to support social and emotional deficits in young children in a classroom setting due to a lack of responsive and consistent care at home?
I choose this topic because I feel the there is a shift in the field of education and teachers are unprepared to support it. In my personal experience the over the years there has been a decline in the social and emotional stability of students at the earliest levels of the educational. I am a preschool teacher and this year was the hardest year of behavioral challenges in my 9 years of teaching. Teachers need more education on the variety of trauma that can cause this shift and just as important teachers need strategies to support children in a classroom. I have chosen this topic to support my professional growth and ability to support my student in all domains of education. I hope to provide reliable resources and strategies for my colleagues in the program I work, my community, and others in the field of early childhood.
Through my current course, Building Research Competency I am developing a stronger ability to assess the quality and validity resources on this topic. I am learning to better differentiate research-based resources from opinion and experienced based resources. Through this journey, I welcome any advise and resources readers may have that will support my efforts. I look forward to reading colleagues research topics and will support in any way possible.