Oh boy. The topic of self-care importance for teachers gets me going. Show of hands how many times you’ve heard any of the following statements: “You need to take care of yourself” “Fill your own cup first.” “Leave your school bag at school.” … or my personal favorite… “You should lower your stress level.” All
There are many things to consider about your room as a classroom community. Here are some tips to build a strong classroom community for the beginning of the year. Make Your Classroom Community Inviting Your classroom does NOT need to be “Pinterest-worthy” for your students to feel welcome. But if you want to deck your
Emotion drives attention, attention drives learning”-Tim Shriver, co-founder and board chair of CASEL The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) defines social emotional learning (SEL). “The process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and
At the start of school, you have a classroom full of nervous, shy, and excited little faces looking at you and each other. It’s important to build a classroom community and make relationships at the beginning of the year. Here are five icebreaker games for kids you can play on the first day of school.