Riley_Woods

About Riley Woods

Riley taught K-5 Visual Art in North Carolina for four years before becoming a Customer Success Manager for Centervention. She graduated with dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Policy Studies and Photography Illustration from Syracuse University. Riley is a 2011 Teach For America alumna.

Expressing Feelings Without Blaming Activity

2019-08-27T07:29:51-04:00

This communication activity shows students examples of expressing feelings in an argument without blaming the other person. There can be a lot of tension surrounding expressing feelings, especially if you or the other person lack certain communication skills. We all can have a tendency to blame the other [...]

Expressing Feelings Without Blaming Activity2019-08-27T07:29:51-04:00

Kindness Activities: Helpful, Hurtful, Not Helpful, Kind Part II

2019-08-27T06:42:26-04:00

Superheroes are role models, meaning people look to them to see the best way to act. As a superhero, it’s very important for you to understand your impact on others, including the impact of your words. While this worksheet is based on a mini-game in Hall of Heroes, [...]

Kindness Activities: Helpful, Hurtful, Not Helpful, Kind Part II2019-08-27T06:42:26-04:00

Positive and Negative Expressions: Nonverbal Communication Maze

2019-10-21T10:17:26-04:00

In these worksheets, scaffolded by grade level, students will identify positive and negative expressions and emotion words to successfully navigate a maze to the finish. Deciphering the meaning of other’s positive and negative expressions can be difficult, especially when someone is saying one thing out loud while their [...]

Positive and Negative Expressions: Nonverbal Communication Maze2019-10-21T10:17:26-04:00

Impulse Control Printable: Melt or Freeze

2019-09-17T09:58:31-04:00

Impulse Control, or self-control, is the ability to control your behaviors and feelings. This impulse control printable asks students to think through both the impulsive and thoughtful responses to different situations. Children who struggle with impulse control may have issues with school rules. For example they may call [...]

Impulse Control Printable: Melt or Freeze2019-09-17T09:58:31-04:00

Game Guides: Informational Posters for Zoo U, SS GRIN, and Hall of Heroes

2019-08-22T11:31:29-04:00

These are informative posters for three of our most popular programs: Zoo U, SS GRIN, and Hall of Heroes. In addition to our core social and emotional skills, our games also encourage resiliency. Most students won't get it right on the first try, and that's more than okay. [...]

Game Guides: Informational Posters for Zoo U, SS GRIN, and Hall of Heroes2019-08-22T11:31:29-04:00

Facts and Assumptions Activity

2019-09-17T09:39:41-04:00

Making assumptions is an easy way to fill in missing information. It’s so easy that sometimes our mind does it automatically. “I wasn’t invited to Ashley’s cookout this weekend - she must hate me,” or “My coworker has been late to work every day this week, he must [...]

Facts and Assumptions Activity2019-09-17T09:39:41-04:00

Peer Pressure Activity

2019-08-22T09:18:08-04:00

In this Peer Pressure Activity, students will come up with things they could say to stand up to peer pressure in different situations. We mostly think about peer pressure as a high school thing - friends trying to get you to drink at a party, or a random [...]

Peer Pressure Activity2019-08-22T09:18:08-04:00

Identifying Feelings Worksheet for Students in Early Elementary

2019-08-22T07:38:36-04:00

The first step to emotion regulation is identifying your own feelings. This identifying feelings worksheet will help K-1 students identify how they, or another person, might feel in a given situation. You might notice that Karma the Chameleon looks a little different on this worksheet. That’s because this [...]

Identifying Feelings Worksheet for Students in Early Elementary2019-08-22T07:38:36-04:00

Include Everyone: An Activity to Teach Compromise

2019-09-19T13:00:22-04:00

Do you explicitly teach compromise in your classroom? This worksheet has students compromise on activities to make sure everyone in the group is included and can enjoy the activity. A few years ago I was trying to meet up for dinner with two of my teacher friends while we [...]

Include Everyone: An Activity to Teach Compromise2019-09-19T13:00:22-04:00

How to Make Friends in Middle School Printable

2019-08-27T07:32:08-04:00

Want to know how to make friends in middle school? This printable is a superhero twist on a getting-to-know-you survey that will help in building relationships with middle school students. While our Buddy Binder sheets could also be used with older students, they're really more for facilitating students' [...]

How to Make Friends in Middle School Printable2019-08-27T07:32:08-04:00