Saying "Calm Down" To Your Kids Doesn't Actually Work
"Calm down" is a phrase that we all use, especially with kids when experiencing intense emotions. Here are some alternative phrases that just might yield better results, and an action plan to put them in place.
Problem Solving Activity | A Question Checklist
Problem Solving Activity: Develop your own question checklist using this tool. Structured questions for broad and deep analysis of your problem.
When we are angry we must "PAWS":
I get a great deal of referrals for students who "can't control" their anger. We spend a lot of time talking about what do to, so I decided to make some fun "paws" with these tips that will go with my dog theme. I like the idea of having these paws up on the wall, mini paws on the students desk, or making a mini paw for their backpack, etc. Download some free signs on my TPT store!
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My Mouth is a Volcano
In kindergarten we read My Mouth is a Volcano written by Julia Cook. Toward the beginning of the year we read another story about interrupting (see post here) but it's always a good reminder to reinforce appropriate social skills. Students enjoy this book and end up laughing at the predictable sequence that occurs each time he has a thought - words pop into his head, slide down his tongue, rumble in his tummy, get pushed by his tongue and erupt! It is only when he is interrupted by others…
50+ De-escalation Strategies
Being able to de-escalate and defuse situations with kids and young adults is an extremely helpful skill. Kids and young adults who become emotionally overwhelmed or irritated in a situation may begin to express their emotions in aggressive or violent ways. Some examples of these behaviors might inc
When experiencing the symptoms of depression or anxiety logical thinking or decision making is not always possible. Creating a coping toolbox prepares for times when forethought is not possible. During times where you are experiencing lows this toolbox will provide comfort and strategies to encourage positive thinking. Including things such as favourite music, a sketch pad, or even letters from loved ones will bring anxiety or symptoms of depression to a more tolerable level or to a null.
Five Colorful Counseling Activities
Do you ever stop to think how color impacts our lives and our moods? Do you notice if your students respond differently to various colors? Before I introduce five fun color activities for children, I’d like to take a moment […]