B's kindergarten teacher did this on MLK Day for the kids. When B came home from school and told me about it her exact words were, "Yep, brown skin people and white skin people are the same. We're all disgusting on the inside."
20 ADHD Accommodations That Work. Children diagnosed w/ ADHD have developmentally inappropriate behavior including poor attention skills, impulsivity & hyperactivity. All teachers will agree that students are different & a single approach or strategy will not work. Differentiation is the key to any successful classroom. Success is defined as all students learning to their highest potential.
20 ADHD Accommodations That Work.
this lesson plan is SERIOUSLY AMAZING. what a great way to get kids beyond the "drama." | YourKids Teacher: Erasing Meanness
Books for Back to School!
cute activity for teaching lunchroom expectations
Mrs. Bainbaridge's Morning Meeting Routine. Scroll down to see the printables. I want to add her ideas to my morning routine!!
Anti-bullying PSA. Over 6M American schoolchildren have been bullied in the past six months. Whether you cheer on the bully, or silently watch, you are supporting the bully. The effects upon the victim can be devastating, and the effects can last a lifetime. o something besides watching. Try to diffuse the situation. Tell a teacher, or a...
GREAT video for students about the power of a bystander being an "upstander." get clip & the kids really do get it. 2 minutes.
FAIR ISN'T THE SAME FOR ALL. *The Bandaid Lesson - great!** Lesson to explain differentiation to students...no more "that isn't fair" after this demonstration! Good first day of school lesson, love!
flip charts that say: I need help, I'm working hard, and I'm finished This could be part of a great classroom management strategy!
Teach children strategies for self-control and you’ll be amazed with how quickly they learn to manage intense emotions. Ages 4-12.
Elementary School Counselor's Blog: Tons of Books to use in class!
This works for almost any grades! Great idea to teach social responsibility! Give kids a "Secret Service" mission. Tell them for 1 week, they have to do something for someone else without "blowing their cover." A fun, interactive way to get kids serving others.
to teach children about germs spreading!! put glitter in your hand sanitizer, rub it all over oyur hands the shake hands with child, the glitter spreads from hand to hand. it'll only take a moment before he notices the glitter - then discuss the transfer of germs and that germs are unseen. Go wash your hands, notice that some glitter remains - to get rid of the germs have a discussion about proper hand washing (use soap, wash long enough...)
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes. great for teaching that mistakes are ok...and how to learn from mistakes. So great for setting up a positive learning environment. Good for beginning of year
Just Kidding - a book about teasing and then saying you're kidding
team building activities