Hello! For those of you who are new to my platform, my name is Shanna Truffini and I am the author of the children’s book You Are a Gardener® and creator of the PullYourWeeds® Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Program. I have always been a believer that 'necessity is the mother of invention'. I wrote my children’s book as a response to help my own kids when they were younger to find positive and healthy ways to manage life’s everyday stress and uncomfortable encounters.
What started out as children’s book quickly took root into an entire social emotional learning platform dedicated to empowering young children with the vocabulary, mindset and tools to keep them ‘growing forward feeling confident and calm.
Over the past few years, while working with elementary school teachers from all over, there is common thread that most teachers are having to coming up with their own Social Emotional Learning strategies to use in their classrooms. Most teachers are having to do more work to make SEL work for their students.
As I mentioned earlier, 'necessity is the mother of invention' and now more than ever there is a great need to implement strong Social Emotional Learning systems that are easily accessible, consistent and most importantly relatable.
Over the past few months I have been working closely with a team of teachers and school counselors to create a ‘One-Click SEL program for elementary schools. It has everything a classroom needs to support their weekly, monthly and yearly SEL needs. Featuring morning meeting ideas, classroom games, activity sheets, mindfulness exercises, journaling topics, crafts, visual aids and more ...and it is all literally just one click away.