Program Development

Getting Started with Social Emotional Learning (S.E.L.) – the Easy Way

Your administration comes to you and asks you to incorporate Social Emotional Learning (S.E.L.) into your curriculum. They explain with exuberance, (trying to sell you on the idea) that you are a great teacher who really connects with your students and this would be a great opportunity to make a change in the community. (Argggg,… Continue reading Getting Started with Social Emotional Learning (S.E.L.) – the Easy Way

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

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!