Pyramid Model Classroom Resources

Teaching Social Emotional Skills

Self Regulation Skills: Breathing Strategies

Self Regulation Skills: Relaxation Thermometer 

Feeling Faces: Large Cards

Feeling Faces: Chart and Template

Feeling Faces: Dough Mats

Feeling Wheel

Peer Mediated Social Skills and Visual Supports 

Implementing Stay-Play-Talk in EC Classrooms

Problem Solving Cards

Large Solution Kit

Small and Medium Solution Kit Cards

Problem-Solving Steps

Scripted Social Stories

We can be Problem Solvers! A scripted Story

Tucker Turtle Takes Time to Tuck and Think

Suri Spider Selects a Solution 

Other Resources:

Stop-Go Activity Signs and Activity Cards – Used to support teaching of behavior expectations

First-Then Board and Icons

Transition Cue Cards – Used to support engagement during classroom transitions.

Head Start Center for Inclusion classroom visual supports

Visit Results Matter to view a video example of a teacher using an ipad to capture children using problem strategies during class activities. The teacher then plays the video back to all the children in the class and they discuss the strategy together.

Additional resources for Teachers/Caregivers can be found by visiting 

Data collection tools:

Click here to find a general Nevada TASCEI data collection timeline.

The Benchmarks of Quality is used to help model demonstration site leadership teams assess their progress in Program-Wide implementation of the Pyramid Model.

The Behavior Incident Report Form is used to collect data on the number of instances of problem behaviors. These are behaviors that are resistant to guidance techniques including physical aggression, running away, and/or self-injurious behavior. See the Behavior Incident Report Instructions for more information.

The Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool™ (TPOT™), Research Edition is used to assess the implementation of the Pyramid Model in classrooms for children who are 2-5 years old.

The Teaching Pyramid Infant-Toddler Observation Scale (TPITOS) is a tool similar to the TPOT and measures implementation of the Pyramid Model practices in infant/toddler classrooms. It focuses on the observation of adult behaviors and environmental arrangements specific to supporting the social-emotional development of infants and toddlers.

The Ages and Stages Questionnaire: Social-Emotional 2nd edition™ (ASQ-SE2™) is a social-emotional screening tool. It contains nine age-appropriate questionnaires which are completed by caregivers/teachers to identify the social and emotional competence of young children ages one month to 72 months (6 years) old.