For our last lesson of the year, I reviewed the 3 different ways we respond to conflict. With our older students I go into the brain stem and our reptilian brain's fight/flight/freeze, but in the lower grades I found a great alternative that is much more developmentally appropriate from The School Counselor's Chronicle. I started by showing them this hilarious video on conflict, compliments of Sesame Street and Robin Williams: Then I introduce the 3 ways we respond to conflict as human…
Teaching Resources, Printables, Worksheets and more | TeacherSherpa
Use this Growth Mindset Graphic Organizer to get your students reflecting and embracing a growth mindset this year. Make a copy then edit this template (on TeacherSherpa) to duplicate the page and edit the sections to meet your own student needs.
Following Directions Activity Before starting the game, collect two bags of Legos. Each bag needs to be filled with the same size and shape Legos for this activity. One child builds something with their Legos, and then he/she has to explain to their partner how to build the same structure by giving clear directions. (Their partner is not allowed to look at the structure until all the directions have been given. At that point, the two can compare how well they did communicating with one…
8 FREE Social Skill Mini Lessons
As school counseling providers, we are often strapped for time to plan for classroom lessons, small groups and individual student counseling sessions, due to the many hats we wear. This E-Book, 8 FREE Social Skill Mini Lessons was designed to be used with little to no-prep! It's perfect to use wh...
Flip That Flop! Turning Mistakes Into Opportunities
Flip That Flop! Turning Mistakes into Opportunities - This is a great FREE download to help your 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classroom or homeschool students work on a growth mindset. You're going to love using this with your class or even for a classroo
Books About Attentiveness for Kids
Today I am focusing on the word "attentiveness" by bringing you books about attentiveness for kids. books on listening books for helping kids with ADHD
I am Human Activity for School Counseling: I am Human Lesson
Looking for a great classroom community building or empathy activity for your classroom guidance lessons? You'll love this I am Human activity!
Brain Jump with Ned the Neuron: Challenges Grow Your Brain
This short video introduces kids to the powerful idea that taking on challenges can grow and strengthen our brains, and that we have the power to make our br...
40 Biographies That Encourage a Growth Mindset
We can encourage a growth mindset in children and teens by reading biographies of famous individuals like these picture and chapter books.
Monday Made It! - July 27th
I'm joining Fourth Grade Frolics for Monday Made It again this week. I've been on vacation this last week, so my creations are computer generated. My first Monday Made It! is a morning check-in for my kiddos for their reading. I used to have a calendar for each student, and in the morning, I would call out each child's name and they would tell me the title of the book they were reading and what page they were on. I like checking in with everyone, but honestly, it takes some time. This year…
Space Protectors vs. Space Invaders
This post contains affiliate links. The idea of teaching kids the social skill of personal space through space protectors and space invaders is nothing new - but I'm going to share the worksheet I used and
How to Regain Control of Your Classroom NOW
How to regain control of your classroom NOW - awesome classroom management tips for teachers.