Tag: Guidance Lesson

  • Random Acts of Kindness: Maria Dismondy Guest Post

    Random Acts of Kindness: Maria Dismondy Guest Post

    *Updated* Random Acts of Kindness or RAKs are a great activity to support social-emotional learning in the classroom. I’ve found that when kids are busy trying to find nice things to do for others, they spend less time some of the friendship problems that seem to crop up in elementary school. Picture books are a great way to…

  • Tone of Voice Lesson with Taylor Swift & I Prevail

    Tone of voice goes a LOOOONG way in communication. Unfortunately many children and teens have a hard time understanding that how you say something is just as important (if not more) than what you say. Teaching kids how to identify tone of voice and how it can be perceived by others is not easy. For…

  • 4 Simple and Effective Classroom Management Strategies

    4 Simple and Effective Classroom Management Strategies

    Classroom management is critical. Without it, time is wasted, teachers are frustrated, and learning is halted. Visiting a variety of classrooms is a great way to pick up classroom management strategies. Over the past 14 years, I’ve had the good fortune of being able to visit over 60 different classrooms and learn a wide variety…

  • The Death of a Teacher: A School Counselor’s Reflection

    The Death of a Teacher: A School Counselor’s Reflection

    The death of a teacher is one of those things that school counselors train for but hypothetical situations often fall short of the real thing. I learned this lesson the hard way. Two weeks ago, one of my teachers (and a dear friend) died suddenly. In the prime of his life, his death shocked (and…

  • 3 Ways to Add Character Education & Common Core to Career Prep

    3 Ways to Add Character Education & Common Core to Career Prep

    Imagine today is Career Day. What do you see? I get a flash from my own elementary school memories. I can remember gazing up at the impressively dressed firefighter who towered above me and my floor-sitting cronies. I consumed all sorts of descriptive details about his death-defying feats and physically demanding routines. He was my…

  • Spoonful of Sweetness + Common Core = Kindness in the Classroom

    Welcome to my stop on Maria Dismondy’s Spoonful of Sweetness Blog Hop. If you are wondering who Maria Dismondy is, she is the very talented author of Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun, Juice Box Bully, Potato Chip Champ, and Pink Tiara Cookies for Three. You can also check out her guest blog post about…

  • GoodBye Resolutions, Hello SMART Goals

    GoodBye Resolutions, Hello SMART Goals

    Forget New Year’s resolutions…SMART Goals are much more helpful! Let’s take a look… How do you feel about your past New Year’s resolutions? How successful have you been? Now…think about your past goals? How successful have you been? If you’re anything like me, you have achieved waaaay more goals than resolutions. New Years Resolutions Don’t…

  • Elementary School Counselor Introduction Lesson

    **Please Note: You must scroll to the bottom of this post and click on the text link to download the presentation. I am not able to individually email copies of the presentation at this time.**  A new school year brings another round of School Counselor Intro lessons. Last year, I attempted to combine my meet…

  • Building Community In The Classroom

    Welcome to Teacher Tip Tuesday, where classroom management tips come from those in the classroom! If you’ve missed the last two classroom management tips you can read about (and snag a free printable) using raffle tickets here or ADHD testing accommodations here. Today Shelley, from The Perks of Teaching Primary, shares the resources she uses to…

  • Classroom Management: Teaching Tip – Raffle Jar

    Classroom management is an on-going process. Right when we feel that we have a handle on things, we get a student (or two or three) that make us reflect and revise how we manage our classrooms. Classroom management may look different from year to year. It may look different throughout the year. Heck, when I…