I use these Whole Brain Teaching attention getters on a daily basis with my ELL students. These attention getters are a great way to improve your classroom management. I usually pick one or two to teach the class at the beginning of the year. Then every month or every few weeks, I introduce a new attention getter, which my students can't wait for!!
The Parent Report Card lets kids grade their parents. Available in child and teen versions, the Parent Report Card gives youngsters a structured and acceptable way to express their feelings. While the child is filling out the Report Card, many parents choose to grade themselves as well and later compare marks. This process often shows how the parent's perceptions can differ from those of the child. Great for family therapy!
Coping with Self-Harm. Instead of cutting with a knife, and leaving scars. Instead use a pen, write a line on your skin. At the end of the day count how many lines you made. That's how many times you didn't hurt yourself. Congratulate yourself then.