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To promote kindness in the classroom...this is the time of year we all need a new idea! have students make a shout out about another student who is doing good. Could use for staff!

Brain Breaks can be just what you need to help wake up the brain and body! {Free Printable with 30 ideas to get blood pumping and improve focus!} fun little breaks that get pulled out at random times to wake up lethargic brains and bodies!

Pencil fidgets - They allow the student to have something to move around in their hands. Students that require such fidgets have a need for sensory stimulation, and fidgets provide that within the classroom setting. I know about 50 kids... and myself who would benefit from these.

I LOVE how this teacher uses Word of the Day as a transition for her kids! There's an awesome video that explains this and has great Whole Brain Teaching strategies :)

Considerate Classroom: Early Childhood Special Education Edition: Tour Our Classroom's Independent Work Area Sand timers with different intervals for work time, breaks, cool down time, etc Could be used in gen ed as well of course

LOVE THIS IDEA: I picked a stick and they never knew who that person was until the end of the day. If that person behaved in line, listened and followed directions in class with few warnings, they got a surprise out of the treasure box and their name went up on the wall of fame..if the mystery person did not behave their name went back into the box or whatever I had and it was never revealed. FREAKING GENIUS!

This is a fun idea for your classroom bulletin board - you can incorporate brain break activities on your chart instead. Have the children spin the wheel for each brain break!