Instant Comfort - today's art therapy project
In my art therapy group today I brought in small match boxes - easy to carry in your pocket. The idea is to have something to remind you of good self talk when your most troublesome emotion is bothering you. The outside of the box tells what bothers you. Inside are words and phrases you can say to yourself for comfort. Here's what my students created. UPDATE: Since several people have asked me how I did this, here is a small tutorial (without photos, I'm sad to say.) Buy a packet or two of…
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Mindful Mantras for Kids - Left Brain Buddha
Mantras help us find the space to respond skillfully instead of reacting unthinkingly. They can help our children, too. Try these mindful mantras for kids!
Growth Mindset - Talk It
This month's character trait of Optimism fits in with our Growth Mindset goal for March. For our "Talk It" component of Growth Mindset, teachers can create positive, growth mindset-type anchor charts for student self-talk. The following is a sample chart that you could use for reference when creating one for your own class: Developed by Fieldcrest Elementary School teachers Asking the students to think of things that "slow them down" when they're learning is a good way to get the discussion…