The Ultimate Guide to Social-Emotional Learning in the Classroom
A teacher’s guide to teaching social emotional skills in the classroom. This guide has articles, children's book suggestions, videos, and a program filled with lessons and activities to use with kids.
Making a Feelings Thermometer — Coping Skills for Kids
As a counselor, sometimes I work with kids who have a hard time identifying their feelings, especially the fact that feelings can range from slight to intense. One of the interventions I use is a feelings thermometer.
CALM DOWN CORNER *Take a Break Self-Regulation Coping Skills & Mindfulness Kit
With the exception of sensory tools you might want to supplement in a Calm Box, I included just about everything else you might need to create a comprehensive Calm Corner / Cool-Off Spot / Peace Corner / Safe Space / Take a Break Station for your trauma sensitive and informed classroom (with options to use for personal home use, too).
My Favorite Coping Skills for Dysregulated Children
As a therapist, I am frequently working with children who are emotionally dysregulated. This means, I see a lot of behavioral issues, difficulties containing behaviors, emotions, and reacting instead
Remote Control Channel Changers – DIY Social Communication Prompts for Children with ASD
Free download - fun & extremely useful prompt for conversation practice for kids with ASD.
Social Skills Checklist & We Can Statements
Comes with the social skills anchor chart and we can (I like doing those instead of I can because we are a team and we are all helping each other work on these skills) posters for each skill. How I Use Them: I have the list of all traits displayed on my bulletin board and then focus on one skill for a week or two depending on student need.
Therapeutic Art: Counseling through Creating - Confident Counselors
Therapeutic art activities are an excellent tool for school counselors to integrate into group counseling and individual counseling. It allows students to express thoughts and feelings in a different way that is less intimidating and more engaging. How can you integrate art therapy?
Trauma-Informed Support for Children - A Follow Up to "What Lies Beneath Behavior?"
You’ve worked through the questions in our infographic “ What Lies Beneath Behavior? ” and instead of judging or punishing you’ve figured out the child is just trying to do the best they can to communicate whatever pain or distress lives inside of them… “So now what do I do?” you ask. As promised, we have produced a second infographic to provide you with a step-by-step guide to a trauma-informed response. The bad news is that there is no manualized program, no one-size fits all solution…