Energy and Calm: Brain Breaks and Focused-Attention Practices
Brain breaks and focused-attention practices positively impact our emotional state, refocusing our neural circuitry to generate increased activity in the prefrontal cortex, where problem solving and emotional regulation occur.
Star Bucks - Classroom Economy Reward System (Space Theme)
Are you looking for a fun and motivating classroom economy system? Star Bucks are a fun classroom economy and classroom management/behavior system, and they also reinforce place value. Your students will love to save up their bucks for rewards! STAR Bucks are a fun way to reward your students for ...
The ADHD Witching Hour: Surviving the After-School Medication Crash
Does your child return home from school mentally exhausted, physically edgy, and starving — all at the same time her ADHD meds are wearing off? Here are ADHD expert Terry Matlen's afternoon meltdown survival strategies for parents and kids.
Living With An ODD Child - Oppositional Defiant Disorder
My husband and I adopted our children. We went through years of infertility treatment and the usual trials and tribulations before we finally brought our first child home. We really wanted to be parents. And finally we were. We had hopes and...
Hi friends! I wanted to stop by today and share all about Character Education. I believe that our students NEED us to model kindness and respect, and they also need explicit instruction on anything we ask of them. In this post, I'll have tons of ideas for you on character education! I hope you take away several ideas you can implement in your classroom tomorrow! Why Teach It? I believe that every year, teachers are expected to teach even more to our kiddos each day. Our days fill up so fast…
Calming Strategies Visual Cards
Looking for a visual aide for your cool down corner? These calming strategy cards provide visual supports for students who need assistance to stay calm in the classroom. Help your frustrated and anxious students choose a calming strategy with these simple picture cards. Use these calm down cards t...
25+ Strategies for Kids with ADHD
Kids and young adults with ADHD can be extremely bright, creative, and helpful. These are often the learners coming up with new invention ideas, filling up a journal with intricate comic book drawings, and eager to answer all of your questions in class. With that said, learners with ADHD can struggl
Self-Regulation Coping Strategies for Classroom Management | Calm Corner Tools
Trauma-Sensitive Classroom ResourceNow in both printable and digital formats, this 50 Self-Regulation Coping Skills resource helps students learn strategies to self-regulate, focus, ask for help and return to a calm place, to be better ready to learn and get along with others. Use for in person clas...
Why Is My Child So Angry and Defiant? An Overview of Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Forty percent of children with ADHD also develop oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), a condition marked by chronic aggression, frequent outbursts, and a tendency to argue, ignore requests, and engage in annoying behavior. Begin to understand severe ADHD and ODD behaviors here.