Educators know that having strong behavior management skills can be as important, or even more important, as the ability to teach content. We want to help children modify detrimental behaviors, but we also don’t want any of our actions to result in a child feeling shamed or demeaned. This can be a challenge!
Because we've all had a challenging past few months, and feelings of embarrassment won’t help children improve their behavior, we've partnered with Cathy Henry of The Curriculum Corner and Free Word Work to put together some ideas to help you work on actions and reactions with your students on a more personal level. These are ideas to help students learn and grow and meet goals, making them proud of their positive results!
Walking through tips in fostering healthy relationships, offering flexible seating, encouraging activities using movement, and exploring what it means to have expectations - you'll come away with some great, tactical ideas on how you can work on behavior management and growth with your students. And not only that, you'll find:
A 20-page, printable learning booklet for students to process and explore behaviors and reactions
Resources and downloads to promote behavioral growth and calming tools
Guidelines for writing a group "behavior pledge" to set classroom expectations
We hope this guide is helpful to you as you teach strategies for social-emotional wellbeing in the classroom.