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    First, blow some bubbles and, as expected, the kids all pop them. Then, challenge 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. He 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..." I WILL USE THIS!!!

    FHE object lesson: Teaching Children Not to Be Rude

    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.

    One simple (and deliciously fun!) way to help children recognize and practice self control is The Marshmallow Test.

    CLOG-FREE Glue! Why didn't I know this?!

    Self-Control Activities for School. i especially like the starting gun game.

    Bubble Self Control such a great way to introduce self control to students in a FUN way!!!! This guy has some AWESOME tips!! I think I need the "whisper bell" at home! Great for class meetings.

    Teambuilding: Tinfoil and Pipe Cleaner Challenge that your kids will love!

    "You are in control" activity for children/at risk youth

    When your class is quiet...the balls are still. Love it.

    Good idea

    Put a BUBBLE in your Mouth! Classroom management system to control blurting out in class. Freebie! :)

    break time

    WOW! You'd better clear a few hours for this website. It's like a Pinterest of classroom setups/management ideas, etc. DON'T SAY I DIDN'T WARN YOU!!!

    You better clear a few hours for this website. It's like a Pinterest of classroom setups. DON'T SAY I DIDN'T WARN YOU!!!

    cute and free downloadable book about impulse control

    great ideas for the beginning of the school year

    Great for explaining impulsivity vs. self-control in a concrete and memorable way!!!

    I absolutely love this! I use it to help my children learn how to calm down and regulate themselves. It helps them step into making positive choices on how to handle their feelings. Highly recommend it!

    **The Bandaid Lesson - great!** Lesson to explain differentiation to students...no more "that isn't fair" after this demonstration!

    Negative words, behaviors and actions were written on heavy rocks and then added to a bucket that a child was holding to show the effects of how negative words and actions can weigh you down.