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Using Persona Dolls to Promote Social Emotional Intelligence and Acceptance of Diversity

Education Minnesota 2012 Professional Conference
2:50-3:50 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18
Room 11

Used around the world, persona dolls are lifelike dolls with personalities and stories you create. The dolls become members of your classroom community and children learn by empathizing with the dolls and giving them heartfelt advice on the same kinds of situations they struggle with daily in the classroom and on the playground. More flexible than a book and more engaging than a pencil and paper activity, these dolls provide opportunities for children to learn to get along, to value differences and stand up against teasing and bullying.

Presenter: Meg Thomas, early chilhood coordinator, AMAZE  
www.amazeworks.org

May fulfill general license renewal requirements; check with your district continuing education committee. 

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