First, he blows some bubbles and, as expected, the kids all pop them. Then, he challenges them to NOT pop the bubbles even if one lands on the tip of their nose. Introduce the concept of self control and launch a discussion about stopping to think before you act. Dustin refers to it as a "bullet" in your year that you can refer back to again and again. "Think about that time when we didn't pop the bubbles..."
Self Control Bubbles - A behavior management teaching tool! Self Control Bubbles are an easy and effective teaching tool to use in any classroom. All you need is some dollar store bubbles! This file contains an explanation of how to implement this strategy, a label for your Self Control Bubbles, and 3 simple recording sheets.
How to Apologize and Say Sorry Poster - Responsive Classroom Character Education
Promote empathy and apology of action with this "How to Apologize/Say Sorry" poster packet to support character education in your classroom. Improve classroom management, teach your students to use positive language, and build a safe and nurturing classroom environment. Includes 2 versions & parent letter.
Quiet Critters - when you decide it's important for students to be quiet, pass out the quiet critters. Take them away from students who talk. At the end of the activity anyone who still has a quiet critter gets a prize, point, whatever you use. cute!
The goal of mind jars is that when kids are feeling out of control, they shake the jar, then sit and watch the glitter settle in the water. It is like our minds when we are angry, frustrated, things feel impossible--our minds and emotions are all shook up. When the glitter settles, we finish our meditation. This one is a really great technique to use in lieu of timeout.
SO cool. This bit of brilliance was designed for students with special needs. Each child has his or her own personal space, which can be outfitted with any sensory comforts that the child might need. AWESOME.