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Thanksgiving Cheer


Feeling a little fowl? Use this flyer with tear-off punny compliments to spread some Thanksgiving cheer.. Thanksgiving break is almost here, and you can make it! While we're sure your students are thankful for you and you’re thankful for them (most of the time), we can all get a [...]

Thanksgiving Cheer2018-12-11T13:32:51+00:00

Something’s Bugging Me – Student Reporting Slips


These “Something’s Bugging Me” slips allow students to write down their concerns discreetly, and provide documentation for referrals to the school counselor or social worker if necessary. Tattling can be a big issue in elementary classrooms. Often times, students are just trying to get each other in trouble [...]

Something’s Bugging Me – Student Reporting Slips2018-10-02T10:23:36+00:00

Building Relationships with Middle School Students


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' making new friends. The questions on this survey will be particularly [...]

Building Relationships with Middle School Students2018-09-18T14:06:32+00:00

Facts vs. Assumptions


This printable will help students differentiate between facts and assumptions. I always wanted to be a detective when I was little. I carried a little notebook around and took down details about the goings-on in my neighborhood, hoping to uncover some sort of sinister plot. I’d pretend to [...]

Facts vs. Assumptions2018-05-11T15:17:48+00:00

People Watching


In this  activity, students will become social detectives, observing people’s body language and facial expressions in public spaces to figure out how they may be feeling. I love people watching. While I usually avoid the mall, it’s definitely the best place to people watch. You’ve got teens being [...]

People Watching2018-05-11T14:52:22+00:00

Appropriate and Inappropriate Topics of Conversation


Teaching kids to initiate with others is crucial to making friends and thriving socially. At the same time, students need to learn what topics are appropriate with different types of people. I have a friend whose young teenage son plays video games with other kids all over the world: London, [...]

Appropriate and Inappropriate Topics of Conversation2018-01-16T15:26:51+00:00

When to Start a Conversation


With Christmas coming up, everyone - parents, teachers, and kids alike - is busier than ever. This week’s activity will help students STOP and THINK about whether different situations are a good time to start a conversation. Your mom is wrapping presents, trying to feed the baby, and talking on [...]

When to Start a Conversation2018-01-16T10:45:29+00:00

Halloween Social and Emotion Skills Activity: Emotion Jack-O-Lanterns


Judging from the number of Reese’s pumpkins I consume around Halloween, your kids may be a little sugar-crazed leading up to the holiday. Bring some Halloween spirit to a lesson on non-verbal communication with this printable. Students will arrange Jack-O-Lantern’s facial features to express different emotion words. No [...]

Halloween Social and Emotion Skills Activity: Emotion Jack-O-Lanterns2017-11-28T14:49:51+00:00

Telephone Game With Body Language


Good communication is important to getting along well with others, but children often have difficulty understanding that their body language and facial expressions can affect how their words are interpreted. Students Will: execute verbal and nonverbal communication. Materials: Communication poster Pre-Discussion: Tell the group that they will be playing a game called “telephone” [...]

Telephone Game With Body Language2017-06-19T10:16:15+00:00

Nonverbal Communication Activities: Puppet Show


Nonverbal communication activities are a great way to enhance critical social and emotional skills, and in this activity, students will practice for a puppet show by reading scripts. Feeling words indicate what emotion should be conveyed while saying the line. Students will read and give each other feedback on [...]

Nonverbal Communication Activities: Puppet Show2017-06-15T10:15:24+00:00