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Helping Middle Schoolers Cope with Jealousy
Helping Middle Schoolers Cope with Jealousy

Access FREE SEL materials today Jealousy is a common but challenging emotion that many middle schoolers experience. It can affect friendships, self-esteem, and academic performance. As a middle school counselor or teacher, you play a crucial role in helping students...

Emotional Recognition Activity for Preschoolers
Emotional Recognition Activity for Preschoolers

Access FREE SEL materials today Emotional recognition is a crucial skill for preschoolers, particularly for those who may have special needs. Understanding and identifying feelings can enhance social interactions, improve communication, and foster empathy. One...

Elementary Labeling Feelings Lesson
Elementary Labeling Feelings Lesson

Why Teach Labeling Feelings? This Elementary Labeling Feelings Lesson is a great first step for all young learners developing their social skills. Teaching students to label their feelings helps them express their emotions appropriately and enhances their social...

Teaching Problem Solving Steps
Teaching Problem Solving Steps

As speech-language pathologists (SLPs), our role in fostering essential life skills in students is pivotal. One such crucial skill is problem-solving. Teaching problem solving steps to solve a problem can significantly enhance their critical thinking and...

Self-Regulation Activity for Preschoolers
Self-Regulation Activity for Preschoolers

Access FREE SEL materials today Self-regulation is a critical skill that preschoolers need to start learning early on. It helps them manage their emotions and behaviors in ways that are safe and beneficial to their overall development. For preschool teachers, finding...

Asking for Help Goal Poster for Elementary Students
Asking for Help Goal Poster for Elementary Students

Access FREE SEL materials today Asking for help is a fundamental skill that children need to learn early in their academic journey. It encourages independence and builds confidence, allowing students to engage more fully with their learning environment. To support...

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Enhancing Communication Skills with the Background Brief Activity
Enhancing Communication Skills with the Background Brief Activity

Introduction Effective communication is an essential life skill that students need to develop. For students in Special Education, learning to provide adequate background information while telling a story or engaging in a conversation is crucial. The Background Brief...

Enhancing Communication Skills with the Conversation Stoplight
Enhancing Communication Skills with the Conversation Stoplight

Introduction The Conversation Stoplight is an effective tool to help middle school students develop their communication skills and foster positive social interactions. The Stoplight concept teaches students to listen carefully, share the conversation, and speak only...

Helping Students Advocate for Themselves in the Classroom
Helping Students Advocate for Themselves in the Classroom

Introduction One of the most important skills for students to develop is the ability to advocate for themselves in the classroom. This is especially true for students in Special Education. By teaching students how to effectively communicate their needs and emotions,...

Teaching Students to Be Mindful of Others in Shared Spaces
Teaching Students to Be Mindful of Others in Shared Spaces

As educators, it's essential to teach our students how to be considerate and respectful when sharing spaces with others. By incorporating principles of Social-Emotional Learning, we can help students develop empathy, self-awareness, and social awareness. This blog...

Teaching Kindergarten Students Classroom Behavior with Bingo
Teaching Kindergarten Students Classroom Behavior with Bingo

In this blog post, we will explore a fun and engaging activity to teach kindergarten students about proper classroom behavior. Using the game of bingo, children can learn about different behaviors that help them and their classmates have a positive learning experience...