Tag Archives: emotions and behavior

Acting Out: 3 Drama Exercises to Help Kids Manage Big Emotions

by Valerie Coulman, author of Dragons on the Inside (And Other Big Feelings) Whenever we tackle a new skill, we need practice. Whether it’s playing an instrument, baking the perfect cupcake, teaching in a classroom, or driving a forklift, we … Continue reading

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8 Tips for Creating an Emotion-Rich Early Childhood Classroom

By Lindsay N. Giroux, M.Ed., author of Create an Emotion-Rich Classroom in Early Childhood: Helping Young Children Build Their Social Emotional Skills An intentionally created emotion-rich classroom provides opportunities for emotional growth for both children and teachers. Here are eight … Continue reading

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10 Ideas for Supporting Emotionally Intense Students

By Andrew Hawk Depending on their position, teachers will work with hundreds, and even thousands, of students throughout their careers. From the first year’s class to the last, students in a room will have a wide range of similarities and … Continue reading

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Excited and Nervous: How to Help Children Navigate Mixed Feelings About Returning to School

By Lory Britain, Ph.D., author of I’m Happy-Sad Today: Making Sense of Mixed-Together Feelings Your child laughs excitedly as she packs pencils and pens in her backpack for the first day of in-person school. You watch with both relief and … Continue reading

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Creative Ways to Help Students Manage Their Emotions: A Q&A from Rayne Lacko and Lesley Holmes

By Rayne Lacko and Lesley Holmes, coauthors of Dream Up Now™: The Teen Journal for Creative Self-Discovery Integrating art and creative projects into your classroom curriculum is a great way to help students gain self-awareness of their emotions, discover safe … Continue reading

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