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

Fun & Easy Kindness Lessons & Activities that will Engage Teens

  Sometimes we get caught up in everyday life stresses that we forget how we act towards others. Not only does this happen to us, but it is most likely happening to our students as well.  Even though as educators we have seen some crazy things, it still hits us a little bit when we… Continue reading Fun & Easy Kindness Lessons & Activities that will Engage 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

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