Behaviour management

Problems and reactions

April 3, 2016
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Problems and reactions – do they match? This poster is a discussion point for children to think about the problem they face and to scale it. Then scale their reaction to it. Do they match? Do they have an extreme reaction to what is in fact a small problem? Download: How big is your problem

Dice net for social and emotional work

February 29, 2016
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Someone in the ELSA Group on Facebook wanted a dice net with calming activities on. I made this for her but then thought it would be good to have other things on besides calming activities. Simply print onto card, cut out and fold all the black lines to make the cube. Download: Calming down net pictures  […]

Anger and Anxiety visuals

February 12, 2016
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Print these off and put them in your classroom. Help children to understand their emotions. What happens to their bodies when they get anxious or angry? How do they respond to their anger? What do they do? Lots of discussion to be had with these posters. Download: Anger Download: Anxiety

Change those thoughts!

February 10, 2016
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This is a worksheet to help children change negative thoughts to more positive thoughts.   Such things as: Negative: He pushed me on purpose Positive: Perhaps he didn’t mean to push me? Negative: That dog will bite me! Positive: The dog is on a lead and the owner is holding tight. It can’t bite me! […]

Anger Scale

February 7, 2016
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This little tool is ideal for a child to carry around with him or her. It will focus them into their feelings so they can judge how angry they are. Laminate, cut out and punch a hole in the semi circle and the arrow. Fasten together with a split pin. Download: Anger scale There are […]

‘Cool it game’ ideas for using

February 7, 2016
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The Cool it game – is a game about managing anger. The game will promote discussion on anger management and the recognition of anger. Anger affirmations are used along with cool it cards which give lots of ideas for calming down. The game is very positive for teaching children about their anger. It can be […]

Target/tracking or counting beads

February 2, 2016
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I saw some counting beads on pinterest and thought how wonderful they would be for a child who is trying to hit small targets. The child could actually make their own counting beads at their first session and come up with a plan for their targets. I have seen these used in numeracy lessons and […]

Stop and think!

December 3, 2015
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Stop and think! – a very simple activity to encourage children to stop and think. The idea of this activity is to read the word not the colour. This will force children to stop and think rather than rushing straight in without any thought. It is more suited to children who are reasonably good readers. […]

Care labels

September 10, 2015
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I saw this idea on Pinterest so have made you a worksheet. The idea is that you find washing care labels in clothes and perhaps children need to know how to care for themselves when their emotions become overwhelming. Download the PDF from here: Care label  

Traffic light toolkit for emotional regulation

June 6, 2015
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Here are some ideas on how to use the Traffic light toolkit for emotional regulation Some children need help to regulate their emotions, to turn the red emotions into green emotions. Red being the unpleasant emotions and green being the more pleasant emotions. This toolkit helps them to find strategies to help them go from […]