social emotional

  • Simple Ways to Build Positive Student Connections

    Tell me… when you think back to your time in school, what stands out to you? You may say a certain class or a certain subject, but many times it comes back to a teacher (or more than one!). A teacher who saw you, made you feel special or taught you in a unique way.

    Teachers are generally what we remember most when we think about what we loved about school. Because those teachers made a connection. They took the time and energy to build relationships with students. Those teachers knew the importance of relationships.

    How can we build strong connections with our young students? Watch to grab some ideas!


  • Using Anchor Charts in the Preschool Calm Down Area

    Helping children manage their emotions is not an easy task. Many classrooms have a place for children to work through their feelings in a safe place, like a preschool calm down area. Calm down areas are cozy places with manipulatives and tools that aid children in managing their big emotions.

    Having this area in your classroom is important, but so is teaching children how to use it!

    See how I use anchor charts, created during whole group time, in the calm down area to aid in managing big emotions!