I believe in Santa Claus, just like the NY Times journalist who replied to Virginia did, and with the same sentiment as The Polar Express. #believe #christmas #kids #teaching #thatfunreadingteacher
Teach kindergarten? Tips for a safe, positive first day! When I returned to classroom teaching in kindergarten, I reflected on my decades of first days of school as a teacher. I started my career in kindergarten and first grade. In the years I spent in support roles, my first day of school was often spent Read More…
This post is the second of two posts about helping students with social and emotional regulation. The first post was about communicating feelings, social / emotional language, going cross-curricular and linking feelings and behaviors. This one covers kindness expectations, positive reinforcement, dedicated space, tools and strategies.
Dealing with issues related to social and emotional regulation have become a part of everyday life for many teachers. Here are 8 ways to help students with social emotional regulation (and still have time to teach!)
Putting emotions into words can be a struggle for many of us, even if we are proficient in communicating using language! Here are 5 simple, ways kids with a variety of language skills can communicate their feelings! #feelings #emotions #kids #socialskills #specialeducation #regulateemotions
Happy Thanksgiving! Tis the season of gratitude. If there is one thing I have learned from being a human being, it’s that personality traits / emotions like gratitude can be nurtured by exposure to models. Here are three Children’s Thanksgiving stories that model an attitude of gratitude!
In my role as a special education teacher, I’ve been seeing more and more visual schedules being used for entire classes in the past few years, and they really have their benefits!
Why is Back to School such a big deal? For anyone with an ounce of anxiety in them, this is the what-if countdown of the year! While I’m tempted to indulge my own anxiety by listing a few hundred here, I won’t indulge those of you who ride this roller coaster with me. Anxiety symptoms: Read More…
How a bulletin board full of TRASH can help empower and motivate beginning readers! #teaching #reading #earlyliteracy #earlylearning #ThatFunReadingTeacher
What are Social Stories? Here is an explanation of what social stories are, how they help students with autism and a brief video explaining what makes them so effective! #socialstories #autism #autismawareness #specialeducation