Video Library

This video library is a collection of Alberta educators demonstrating pyramid practices.  We extend our deepest appreciation to each educator for taking a risk in sharing an on-camera “snap shot” in time as they develop their skill, understanding and knowledge of how best to apply these evidence-based practices into their daily interactions and routines with children. It is in making their learning visible that they support the learning of many more educators.

Universal Practices
Visuals to support transitions in an individualized way
Supportive and empathic conversation with a child
Joining play to expand interactions between peers
Engaging a child in a transition cue
Supporting children's engagement in transitions
Providing directions to support transitions
Reviewing the visual schedule
Reminding Individual Children of Expectations
Reminding children of expectations and providing positive descriptive feedback
Providing directions at the start of an activity to clarify expectations
Extended conversation around children’s interests
Extended conversation within routine activities

Reviewing the visual schedule with a child

Reviewing the visual schedule before snack

Educator provides individualized directions to support engagement

Educator re-directs a child who wants to dance

Supporting Engagement – Where Could We Play

Expectations – That’s Helpful

Child provides a five minute transition cue

Targeted Practices
Acknowledging a child's problem-solving
Working through sad feelings and problem-solving
Teaching peer interaction skills using Go Fish
Introducing a feeling wheel
Using a natural opportunity to support peer interactions and social skills
Providing positive descriptive feedback on peer interaction skills
Educator Responds to Request for Support in Turn Taking

Supporting a child with some separation anxiety

Reflecting on the problem-solving process at large group time

What can we do when we're scared?

Problem Solving – Supporting Children with Visuals

Problem-Solving – Trying to Find a Book

Expressing Emotions - How it Feels to Wait to be the Helper

Supporting Peer Interactions - Working Together

Supporting Peer Interactions – Modeling Social Skills

Supporting Peer Interactions – Entering Play

Problem Solving – Supporting Turn-Taking Through Fashion

Problem-Solving – Practicing Problem-Solving Through a Puppet Show

Children help a peer go wash his hands