Do you become frustrated when students are upset because they do not want to share? Or, are you spending precious educational minutes reminding students to be kind to one another? Unfortunately, teachers spend much time handling aspects related to not wanting to share. Since this is a crucial … [Read more...] about How to Compromise with It’s Mine!
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Honestly, it is natural for students to prioritize themselves. They’ve grown up learning to do things independently, such as brushing their teeth and putting away their clothes. So, it makes sense that they now need instruction on how important it is to consider the feelings of others. If they do … [Read more...] about Teaching Empathy with We’re All Wonders
I look forward to newly released picture books every month! Honestly, I cannot wait to see all the fantastic new options. As I read them, I instantly think about how to use them in the classroom. Since staying on top of new books can be challenging with the lack of time teachers have, I loved … [Read more...] about New August Books – 2023
Honestly, there are so many creative ways to use picture books in the classroom! For instance, they are a fantastic tool to help build a classroom community. Additionally, they are helpful when teaching Social-Emotional skills. On top of this, they are a creative way to teach classroom expectations. … [Read more...] about School Rules Books
Throughout the day, students experience various emotions. Sometimes, they feel light and happy. However, other times they feel like they have a giant animal on their chest. Expressing emotions isn't something students naturally understand. When students are young, they have no idea what it means to … [Read more...] about Learning About Expressing Emotions with In My Heart
On a daily basis, students experience so many situations and emotions. So, it can be hard for them to consider another person's perspective. Since this can cause hurt feelings and poor behavior, teachers show students it is important to consider others before acting. Thankfully, learning about … [Read more...] about Learning About Perspective with Hey Little Ant