Social and Emotional Needs of Students

As a teacher you will encounter various situations that can impact the social and emotional need of your students. It is important to have knowledge of various strategies to support your students in coping with the situation.

In this task you will react to a scenario as though you were a teacher whose students would be affected by that situation. You will explain strategies you would use to help your students cope with the scenario and justify how those strategies will be effective in helping your students.


A school shooting in a neighboring community

Your submission must be your original work. No more than a combined total of 30% of the submission and no more than a 10% match to any one individual source can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. The originality report that is provided when you submit your task can be used as a guide.

A.  Identify the hypothetical scenario and explain the context, including each of the following:

  what happened

  who was involved

  examples of the impact on the community

  examples of how the situation impacts students at home

  examples of how the situation impacts students at school

B.  Describe a strategy you would use to help students cope with the scenario from part A.

1.  Justify why your strategy would be effective in helping students cope with the scenario at school and at home.

2.  Explain one anticipated challenge you might encounter as you implement this strategy in your classroom.

3.  Explain how you will overcome this challenge. Include specific examples to support your explanation.

C.  Acknowledge sources, using in-text citations and references, for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized.

D.  Demonstrate professional communication in the content and presentation of your submission.