Creating a Culture of Kindness in Your Classroom. The best way to promote kindness and caring behaviors in our classrooms is to model them. When we show our students what it LOOKS like and SOUNDS like to be kind, there is a far greater chance they will repeat those modeled behaviors. It is so important to remember that children watch their teachers all the time and listen to everything they say (especially when it’s not in a lecture).
Confetti Bulletin Board. So cute! Could add student work on top of the confetti. **I'd love to have the students write ways to be kind on small pieces of cut construction paper and glue on afterward over the other pieces to highlight them.
Are you teaching your students about growth mindset? Do they understand how the brain works? Use Your Fantastic Elastic Brain to deepen your students' understanding of growth mindset. This blog post will help you understand the what the book contains as well as a few tips and ideas for discussions and activities.
Executive Functioning deficits for students are fairly common but not often talked about or addressed. This shows parents what common deficits look like, how they manifest themselves at school and how you can implement strategies (with or without an IEP) to get your child back on track.