How To Create A Calm Corner in Your Classroom
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by Laura Driscoll
3d ago
As an elementary teacher, you have students struggling to manage big feelings. Having a designated space where students can work on handling overwhelm and frustration is helpful. Creating a calm corner is simple and allows students to practice self-regulation while communicating those big feelings are expected. In this blog post, we'll go over choosing a […] The post How To Create A Calm Corner in Your Classroom appeared first on Social Emotional Workshop ..read more
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11 Simple Strategies to Help Elementary Students Achieve Goals
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by Laura Driscoll
5d ago
One of the most important skills we can teach students is how to set goals and keep working on them. When children feel confident that they can make progress, they will be more likely to try new things and think they are capable. There are a number of ways to teach students how to set […] The post 11 Simple Strategies to Help Elementary Students Achieve Goals appeared first on Social Emotional Workshop ..read more
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12 Read Aloud Strategies for School Counselors
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by Laura Driscoll
3M ago
Are you using read alouds during your class lessons? Of course! Books reel students in and bring social-emotional topics to life. But do you feel you aren't quite sure how to engage a group of 20+ elementary students?I'm all about borrowing from our teacher friends. I saw how they planned lessons and created my approach […] The post 12 Read Aloud Strategies for School Counselors appeared first on Social Emotional Workshop ..read more
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8 Quick Lunch Bunch Activities for Elementary School
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by Laura Driscoll
7M ago
Does lunch bunch immediately make you think of spilled milk and wasted time? I hear you. You got 30 minutes max including getting students to your office and helping them open their lunches. Not exactly ideal for running counseling groups. You need quick lunch bunch activities. Instead of trying to force counseling groups into a taco […] The post 8 Quick Lunch Bunch Activities for Elementary School appeared first on Social Emotional Workshop ..read more
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8 Responsibility Activities for Elementary Students
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by Laura Driscoll
7M ago
When you have an elementary classroom with 20+ students, you have definitely wished they could be more responsible from time to time. The best way to teach a skill like responsibility is to embed it in your normal classroom routines and reinforce it with simple activities. What is Responsibility?Responsibility is doing what you say you will, […] The post 8 Responsibility Activities for Elementary Students appeared first on Social Emotional Workshop ..read more
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Counseling Techniques: Reframing Negative Thoughts
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by Laura Driscoll
7M ago
Lots of the students you see for individual or group counseling struggle with some sort of negative thinking. Those negative thoughts can lead to negative feelings and negative actions. We can teach kids not to just think more positively, but also how to reframe negative thoughts.  Let's use a cognitive behavioral therapy technique called cognitive […] The post Counseling Techniques: Reframing Negative Thoughts appeared first on Social Emotional Workshop ..read more
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7 Classroom Community Building Activities
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by Laura Driscoll
8M ago
A positive classroom community can make your job as a teacher easier. It will help your students enter the room each day engaged and calm. Building a strong classroom community is done through everyday actions and activities. While it happens over time, it is something you can be purposeful about. Let's explore seven ways to […] The post 7 Classroom Community Building Activities appeared first on Social Emotional Workshop ..read more
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Strategies to Reduce Anxiety in the Classroom
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by Laura Driscoll
8M ago
Is it really necessary to incorporate strategies to reduce anxiety in your classroom or school? Short answer, yes. 30% of students will struggle with significant anxiety at some point during their childhood and adolescence. Most of them, will never receive any formal support and only 1% of those affected will get treatment in the first […] The post Strategies to Reduce Anxiety in the Classroom appeared first on Social Emotional Workshop ..read more
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4 Steps to Positive Thinking: Activities for Elementary
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by Laura Driscoll
8M ago
Take a moment to think about the times during the day it would help students to use positive self talk. I doubt you are at a loss to name some. Learning to give ourselves positive messages versus negative ones can be the push we need to try something new or try again. When students learn […] The post 4 Steps to Positive Thinking: Activities for Elementary appeared first on Social Emotional Workshop ..read more
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Hands On Calming Strategy Activity for Deep Breathing
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by Laura Driscoll
8M ago
Deep breathing is one of the best calming strategies you can teach your students. It's effective and they always have it with them. While it is simple, students often need to be exposed to it many times and in many different ways. This calming strategy activity has students make their own breathing stick to help […] The post Hands On Calming Strategy Activity for Deep Breathing appeared first on Social Emotional Workshop ..read more
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