Life Skills · Life, Social, and Emotional Skills

60 Free Ways to Show Random Acts of Kindness for Teens

Too often in our society we get caught up in our everyday activities. Random Acts of Kindness Week is the perfect opportunity for our youth to demonstrate acts of kindness to others. Here are a few FREE random acts of kindness that teens  can use to show acts of kindness… Hold the door open for… Continue reading 60 Free Ways to Show Random Acts of Kindness for Teens

Classroom and Group Management · Life, Social, and Emotional Skills

Expectations, Ground Rules, and Group Agreements: A Hands On Activity

Aren’t you tired of lecturing about what you expect from your students and the ground rules for your class or program? I know I am. Year after year you review how you expect your students how to behave, and you may sometimes feel like the information goes in one ear and out the other. Rescue yourself and your… Continue reading Expectations, Ground Rules, and Group Agreements: A Hands On Activity

Life, Social, and Emotional Skills

No Name Calling Week

No Name Calling Week begins on January 16 and ends January 20, 2017. It’s the largest anti-bullying initiative in the country. It affords us the opportunity, as educators, to discuss and engage in prevention and intervention activities within our schools or organizations. Name calling and bullying have been an ongoing problem within our schools and… Continue reading No Name Calling Week

Classroom and Group Management · Life, Social, and Emotional Skills

11 Easy Tips For Incorporating Journal Writing Into Your Class Or Group

Throughout the years, I have used participant journaling to increase communication, build relationships, improve writing skills and gain a perspective on what my youth had learned from our activities and lesson plans. Journal writing increases students’ communication skills, allowing them to exchange ideas and information with you informally; in turn, students will learn to form a more… Continue reading 11 Easy Tips For Incorporating Journal Writing Into Your Class Or Group

Ice Breakers · Life, Social, and Emotional Skills

DIY: 6 Easy Steps To Make Your Own Recycled Journal

Journal writing is a great way to increase communication, build relationships, improve writing skills and gain a perspective on what my youth had learned from our activities and lesson plans. There are, 11 Easy Tips for Incorporating Journal Writing into Your Class or Group, that can help you do just that!