Brain Gym Exercises

If you have not heard of Brain Gym, I suggest you look into it a bit more. These are simple activities that a client does that helps improve learning. They are also great tools to help children cal...
Jessica Jackson Meacham

10 free Brain Gym exercises

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Here a child utilizes the mirror in the Safe Place™. A How Do You Feel Chart (click pic for a free printable copy of chart) is posted under the mirror. The child has an opportunity to match his face to a Feeling Buddies™ face. From there, he knows what options are available to him to calm and self regulate. #iheartcd

We came across this for a car but we can see this in a Safe Place! An organized and easy way for a smaller child to draw a picture in the I Choose phase of self-regulation! Replace the crayons with some funky gel pens and this will work for journaling in a Safe Place for older children. #iheartcd

"Safe Spot" --idea -- Students can go to the "Safe Spot" to calm down, have some alone time, or just chill out with a book.

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Giving students ownership of the classroom. "Whether the teacher is conscious of it or not, students have a great deal of influence on how the day goes. When teachers recognize this fact, and show kids the power of their influence on how the classroom is run, a profound transformation can take place in which kids learn to self-regulate."

This is as close as it gets to a miracle solution for students' behavior problems, it's completely free, and it only takes 2 minutes a day.

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How we establish classroom expectations (as a class).

Behavior Progress Monitoring - A variety of tracking charts available for download.

CHAMPS is a great classroom management system. If you are a PBIS school, CHAMPS would work well for the classroom-side of PBIS, because it complements a school-wide positive behavior system very well. (SMARTboard files available in blog post).

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SET CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS using this "How are we learning?" chart. Use these headings: independent, partners, teams, whole class, and AIH (Academic Intervention Hour), or create your own!

(safe spot, recovery spot, calm down spot)

"Alaska- a place to chill out" cool down spot. (for safe spot, recovery spot, calm down spot)

What Are You Feeling? Mirror (for safe spot, recovery spot, calm down spot)

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