Get to Know You Games for the First Weeks of School! - Teach with hope.
Today I am brining you the perfect combination of back to school ice-breakers and games for those first days of school! Back to school is a crazy time and we all want to hit the ground running. There are routines and procedures to teach and we are ready to get to them the second those kids walk in the door. Building community and getting to know
Grab and Go Brain Breaks in the Classroom • Tickled Pink in Primary
Giving students fun brain breaks in the classroom, can actually improve their learning. Check out these quick brain breaks that you can just grab and go!
49 Ways to Create a Tidal Wave of Kindness in School
“Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” —Scott Adams
Distance Learning Ideas For School Counselors
Are you not sure what to do now that your school has moved to distance learning? These distance learning ideas for school counseling will help you continue to support and connect with your students during this time. The tips included in this post are organized by the amount of access your students have to technology.
10 YouTube Videos You Need for Social Skills Therapy - Adventures in Speech Pathology
There are so many reasons why I love watching animated clips while working with my social kids: they are short (so you can stop-start to discuss and still get through it all in 30 minutes), they are engaging (so attention is typically not an issue) and they usually don’t have much language (which means lots
How to Put Together a Grief Tub and Why You Need One - Simply Imperfect Counselor
A crisis can happen at any time and counselors need to be prepared because they are often the ones on the front line when a crisis occurs. See how here...
My Favorite Lessons for Home-Based Art Education!
Hey, y'all! I'm about to share some of my fave home-based learning projects but...this is just the tip of the iceberg! I have a TON of art lesssons on my YouTube channel for you and your artists to explore. Be sure and subscribe as I'll be adding many more! Currently, we as educators find ourselves in the most unusual of situations: away from our students for an unforeseeable amount of time and wanting to still connect, teach and create. If you are like me then your district has requested…
You searched for label/Brain Breaks - Teaching With Heart
Hey there! I'm super excited to share my latest DIY project with you! It has to do with one of my favorite parts of the day... brain breaks! We all get to that point during the day when we just need a BREAK! Students, teacher, moms, we all do! This past year, I remembered that I wanted to have brain break sticks one night at midnight, so I quickly grabbed some popsicle sticks, wrote on them with Sharpie, and called it a night. Needless to say, I HATED how they looked, so they were used a…
26 Questions to Help Kids Know Themselves Better
Children grow and change rapidly, both physically and emotionally. As parents, we strive to help our children understand who they are, what they believe in, and how to be independent and competent adults. We aren’t trying to raise clones of ourselves,...
All About Friendship - FREE ACTIVITIES — Keeping My Kiddo Busy
Friendship and conflict solving is so important to teach our kiddos. We need to arm them with the tools they need to have successful relationships with their peers. It is tricky, but it can be done! I am sharing some of my favorite books and resources to teach kiddos All About Friendship i
Cotton vs. Sandpaper Words
In elementary school, a large part of what I do involves talking to students about the words that they use – the words that hurt, the words that help, and all the words in between. Although we do m…
Possibility Talk Part of School Solution Focused Toolbox to Help Students Step Into Their Power!
Using Solution Focused Brief Counseling at SchoolExpand your school counseling go-to interventions, tools & "tricks"! Inspired by Solution Focused Brief Therapy, this School Counselor Toolbox features engaging, developmentally appropriate tools that can used with students to help them recognize...
Mental Health Lesson and Activity for Distance Learning and Google Slides (TM)
This lesson was created to help upper elementary students understand the basics of mental health and wellness, including things that help vs. hurt our mental health, and signs they need to ask for help. It does not explicitly teach about depression, anxiety, or other mental health disorders, nor is ...