Occam’s Razor: The simplest solution is always the best
Now that we appreciate the need for simplicity in designs better, let’s see another great concept. You may have heard of Occam’s Razor; did you know that you can apply it to web design? When you’ve go...
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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 ...
FREE: Peace Process for Conflict Resolution
Are you looking for a way to empower your students to solve conflicts? The Peace Process is a powerful and effective way to help! Included is a legal-sized poster that will break down this process into simple steps, including sentence starters and more! Read more on my blog HERE. Find more infor...
"Conversational Moves" Anchor Chart
Using the "conversational moves" in classroom discussions, as discussed in Harvey Daniels' book "Literature Circles: Voice and Choice in Book Clubs and Reading Groups", helps provide a safe environment for students to share thoughts and gain insight from one another. This anchor chart can be posted...
Social Skills Puzzles - Apologizing — Counselor Chelsey | Simple School Counseling Ideas
Do your students need help apologizing effectively? This engaging activity will help your students learn and practicing using the four part apology. Students will look at the 20 puzzles and match the parts of the apology to the correct scenario. These are perfect for social skills lessons or small g
Stop, Think, Choose Poster (Safe & Caring Schools Series) | 9781575424507
Stop. Think. Choose. Poster - Use this poster in your classroom to help reinforce values, teach student safety, and build character.
250+ Free Printables
Want to build a calm down kit for older kids? Check out this free printable list of things to put in a calm down bin for older kids #kids #calmdownkit #calmdownbin #freeprintables #autism #selfregulation
Friendship building | PlantLoveGrow
Friendship building tools for children, to help with building stronger friendships and stop bullying.
Empathy Worksheets - Free!
These print and go empathy worksheets are perfect for helping students understand what empathy is and how they can respond empathetically to the feelings of others! These are great to use in your friendship or social skills lessons!Looking for more character education worksheets? Click here to check...
CALM DOWN CORNER *Take a Break Self-Regulation Coping Skills & Mindfulness Kit
Our Classroom Calm Corner Toolbox invites students to use developmentally appropriate self-regulation coping skills and calming strategies when they are feeling upset, sad, distracted or worried in class. Help foster a mindfulness based, compassionate trauma-sensitive classroom with this Calm Corner Zen Zone toolkit.
Friendship Character Traits Shopping List
Building self-esteem and social skills requires self-awareness of your emotional needs. This social skills group activity provides an opportunity to identify and discuss what one's needs are in a friendship, specific to when they are feeling negative feelings, such as anger, bored, sadness, and hurt...
FRIENDSHIP and social skills for kids - read aloud books and printable activities try free resources
ALL ABOUT FRIENDSHIP Friendship and conflict solving skills are so important to teach our kiddos. Our job is to teach them important social skills. They need these tools to ensure successful relationships with their peers and adults. It is tricky, but it can be done! I am sharing some of