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The Power of Classroom Check-Ins for Student Well-Being and Academic Success

The Power of Classroom Check-Ins for Student Well-Being and Academic Success

Beyond the Quiz I remember sitting in my Career Studies class, tapping at the keyboard of my larger-than-life desktop in...

The Benefits of Teaching Mindfulness in The Classroom and Activities You Can Implement Today

The Benefits of Teaching Mindfulness in The Classroom and Activities You Can Implement Today

Picture this: a classroom buzzing with excitement, where students are not only absorbing information but also thriving in a space...

9 Fun and Easy DIY Spring Crafts for Kids to Boost Social Emotional Learning

9 Fun and Easy DIY Spring Crafts for Kids to Boost Social Emotional Learning

It’s the changing of the season, which calls for a fresh spring in our step, as we dramatically shed our...

The Benefits of Using Collaborative Mural Posters and Art Projects in the Classroom

The Benefits of Using Collaborative Mural Posters and Art Projects in the Classroom

Hold the phones...  Have you tried collaborative posters with your class, lunch bunch or small counseling group yet?  Collaborative murals...

The Best 100th Day of School SEL Ideas for the Primary Classroom

The Best 100th Day of School SEL Ideas for the Primary Classroom

The 100th day of school is a magnificent milestone each school year. To celebrate the immensity of this accomplishment, we usually assess how big...

How to Teach Social Emotional Learning Skills to Kindergarten Students

How to Teach Social Emotional Learning Skills to Kindergarten Students

Teaching social emotional learning skills can come naturally to a Kindergarten teacher who has ample periods and invitations to observe...

Gingerbread Week Ideas for Social Emotional Learning in the Primary Classroom

Gingerbread Week Ideas for Social Emotional Learning in the Primary Classroom

Gingerbread Week is typically celebrated shortly before Christmas/ winter break in elementary school. But don’t get your gumdrops in a tizzy if...

November Round-Up: The Best of Primary Social-Emotional Learning Tools

November Round-Up: The Best of Primary Social-Emotional Learning Tools

Welcome! You've been hit by the seasonal W-ALL (Wall [noun]: That awkward period between winter and fall when you no longer...

Creative Elementary School Bulletin Board Ideas for your Counseling Office

Creative Elementary School Bulletin Board Ideas for your Counseling Office

Bulletin boards- you either hate them or you love 'em. I remember the days of covering my face and running...

Creative Random Acts of Kindness Activities for Teachers and Counselors in the Classroom

Creative Random Acts of Kindness Activities for Teachers and Counselors in the Classroom

Whether we’re seeing frequent conflicts, a general lack of enthusiasm for learning, or a lapse in social etiquette, I’ve got...

How to Manage Blurting and Talking Out in the Classroom

How to Manage Blurting and Talking Out in the Classroom

Unsolicited yammering. Intentional interrupting. Blurt blasting. You’re tired, you’re disheartened, you’re a teacher who is ready to crack the code...

Back to School Activities Round Up for Social Emotional Learning

Back to School Activities Round Up for Social Emotional Learning

Let’s take the BS out of BTS with my favorite Back to School resources for K-3. These tools will be...

How To Set Up a Calm Corner in Your Classroom or Home

How To Set Up a Calm Corner in Your Classroom or Home

In this blog post, we'll talk about why we have calm corners and how we can set one up to...

Summer Countdown SEL Activities Round-Up

Summer Countdown SEL Activities Round-Up

Hello, is it peace you’re looking for? Since we all have such different end dates, but such similar #feels during...

Social Emotional Learning April Activities for the Primary Classroom

Social Emotional Learning April Activities for the Primary Classroom

  Spring is here! And by that I mean dull, dreary weather and a reveal of ghastly little treasures that...

Our Current Top 10 Children's Books for Self-Esteem

Our Current Top 10 Children's Books for Self-Esteem

So you want your child to feel more self-assured. Unfortunately for our quick fix-it minds and weary hearts, higher-order self-confidence comes...

Activities to Teach Kids Conflict Resolution Skills

Activities to Teach Kids Conflict Resolution Skills

Practical Activities to Teach Kids Problem-Solving Skills Picture this: You’ve been having a great day. Debbie didn’t spray her egg salad...

March Activities for Students for Social Emotional Learning in the Primary Classroom

March Activities for Students for Social Emotional Learning in the Primary Classroom

St. Patrick’s Day isn’t the only reason why we might be feeling a little lucky come March. With spring break...

Social Emotional Learning Games for your Counseling Groups or Lunch Bunch

Social Emotional Learning Games for your Counseling Groups or Lunch Bunch

When it comes to your small counseling or Lunch Bunch groups, social emotional learning games are a phenomenal way of...