I've heard from some of you that your schools have asked you to provide some summer learning activities for kids. Use these free printable and digital SEL Choice Boards to help kids and families work on social emotional skills over the summer. It includes 4 choice boards with a variety of social emotional activities kids can do to build skills that really matter. Grab them with the link in my profile and I hope they help! https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Social-Emotional-Learning-Activities-Distance-Learning-and-Google-Classroom-5323673
Relationship-building isn't exactly a magic wand; it doesn't fix everything. But it does lay the groundwork for the tough stuff to happen. What are some of your favorite relationship-building techniques? Here are a few of mine:1. Sharing about my own life.2. Remembering key facts about kids to bring up later on.3. Trying out activities with kids.4. Letting kids teach me about their interests and hobbies.5. Apologizing when I mess up.
With all the need for new ways to reach students during distance learning, I've been experimenting a bit. Here is a set of Boom Cards I created to target empathy skills. If you don't know how Boom Cards work, this video can help show you. It's pretty simple. You just sign up for a free account and you can assign decks (groups of cards) to your students. Link is in my profile! https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Empathy-Boom-Cards-Distance-Learning-5535368
I'm a silver lining kind of person. I guess I always have been. Maybe it's one of my coping strategies. And one of the silver linings out of all these pandemic challenges is that maybe we're learning how to be more flexible for student needs. I know in the past many kids I've worked with who would have thrived with online learning, but it wasn't a possibility at the time. Maybe, just maybe, this flexibility can be a good thing. What are your thoughts? How would you like to see schools change moving forward?
Shoutout to all the fathers out there. I certainly don't know where I'd be without mine. #fathersday #teachersfollowteachers #lovemydad #thankyoudad #teachergram #iteach #iteachtoo
Positive self-talk truly is important for kids and teens. It's one of my favorite strategies to teach as a coping skill, because it's something you can bring with you everywhere you go. Read more (and find out how you can grab some freebies) on my website: https://www.thepathway2success.com/positiveselftalk/