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How to Have Meaningful Classroom Conversations

How to use discussion starters or discussion cards to have meaningful classroom conversations, teach listening and speaking skills, and create a strong classroom community.

Reinforce emotional regulation concepts with this motivating game!

Emotions Match Up

My focus this year has been implementing a school-wide curriculum which targets emotional regulation for grades Many of the children I.

Help manage behaviors for students with special needs and students with autism through the use of visual coping strategies

Calm Down Kit- 2nd Edition!

BEHAVIOR --------Calm Down Kit- behavioral and visual supports for students with special needs and autism. Calm Down Corner, Calm Down Area, Sensory Break

Autism in the Classroom: Sensory- Movement Breaks

Autism in the Classroom: Sensory- Movement Breaks. Teachers find that some children with disabilities need more breaks from the normal classroom activities than the typical child.

These support cards have been a life saver in my classroom management, student can ask for a break, help and understand when they need to wait and what comes next.

Visual Support Self-Management Cards -Autism

Autismade Tasks I made these Class cards that are a little bit bigger than the size of an index card and placed a couple of useful visuals on them to use for students with Autism.

Do you have a few kids who just need a little bit of time away from the whole group?  Prevent major meltdowns by providing stunts with a calming area in the classroom.  Here are five things to have in your calming area in the classroom.

5 things to have in your classroom calming area

Do you have a few kids who just need a little bit of time away from the whole group? Prevent major meltdowns by providing stunts with a calming area in the classroom. Here are five things to have in your calming area in the classroom.

Using simple punch cards for positive behavior support in the classroom

Simple Punch Cards for Positive Behavior Support

Directions and printables to create a Take A Break station which encourages children to manage and regulate their own emotions and behaviors.$

Behavior Management and Self Regulation - Take A Break

EMOTIONAL REGULATION: School Counseling - Counseling - teachers - Directions and printables to create a Take A Break station which encourages children to manage and regulate their own emotions and behaviors.

Making good choices in the classroom sort {How to Tackle Tattling in the Classroom}

Making Good Choices cut and paste sort with pictur es! Great classroom management activities kindergarten and first grade kids can do!

Not too long ago, third grade teacher Kyle Schwartz shared a classroom experience on Twitter. She had her students complete the sentence, “I wish my teacher knew…” Some of the res…

I Wish My Teacher Knew

One day, third-grade teacher Kyle Schwartz asked her students to fill-in-the-blank in this sentence: "I wish my teacher knew _____." The results astounded her. Some answers were humorous, others were

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Favorites on Friday- Pinterest Style

The "How Big Is My Problem" chart helps students identify the urgency and scale of their problems. Teaching self regulation.

Learn 5 effective ways to deescalate negative behaviors in your classroom!

When I left the Vegas conference I was filled with excitement and a driving force behind how I can begin to find my new voice for thi.

This is a great small group lesson to help students understand what triggers their anger. It takes students through scaffolded activities that support their awareness of the types of events that make them angry and provide them with examples of those events to promote discussion. The activities use a weather metaphor to engage students. Perfect for 1st through 3rd grade. This product contains a facilitator guide, mini lesson, group and individual activities. Social Emotional Workshop.

Anger Triggers: Anger Management Activity and Craft

This is a great small group lesson to help students understand what triggers their anger. It takes students through scaffolded activities that support their awareness of the types of events that make them angry and provide them with examples of those even

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