Sadly, teachers have to remind students to be kind every day. While students do not necessarily mean to hurt those around them, it happens in all classrooms. With so much social media influence over our youngest students, hurtful words and actions often occur. So, teachers work tirelessly to ensure … [Read more...] about Teaching the Importance of Kindness with Be Kind
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Teaching Positive Thinking Skills with I Can Handle It!
Unfortunately, students go through so many uncomfortable situations. Honestly, there is no way to know what will happen each day. So, they often begin to doubt themselves and experience much anxiety. Since teachers understand the power of self-talk and mental health, they incorporate creative ways … [Read more...] about Teaching Positive Thinking Skills with I Can Handle It!
Including Others with Gibberish
Imagine going through an entire day, unable to understand what anyone is saying. You have no idea how to ask to use the restroom or how to find your way around. Sadly, this happens to students worldwide as they move to an area with a new language. Additionally, there are students with different … [Read more...] about Including Others with Gibberish
Practicing Conversation Skills with Quiet Please, Owen McPhee!
Classrooms are bright and lively places each day. Students are learning new material and building relationships with classmates all day long. However, this also means classrooms can be loud, messy, and a bit chaotic. While nothing is wrong with this, there must be structure and compromise. This … [Read more...] about Practicing Conversation Skills with Quiet Please, Owen McPhee!
Respecting Celebrations with Our Favorite Day of the Year
For many students, December is the best month of the year. They are so excited for Santa to bring presents and to watch the ball drop on New Year's Eve. However, it is vital to remember that only some students celebrate these holidays. Therefore, students must realize that everyone has their own … [Read more...] about Respecting Celebrations with Our Favorite Day of the Year
Making Mistakes is Okay Lesson
Sadly, students are under so much pressure to be perfect. This includes everything from academics to extracurriculars they try. Due to this pressure, they are often hesitant to try something new. They fear what others will think if something they do is not perfect. However, it is so vital for … [Read more...] about Making Mistakes is Okay Lesson