Are you one of those teachers who has trouble fitting health lessons into your weekly lessons because you already have so much to teach? Stop overlooking the value of health class! You can leverage health lessons to teach reading and writing. You can help students in your class be organized, play safely and get along with each other. So why are you ignoring all these important outcomes?[Read more…] about Stop Overlooking Health Class!
What does self-regulation mean? Well, the obvious answer means for students to keep their feelings in check. But, that’s a bit misleading. It implies that students need to squish down their feelings. Emotional regulation is a skill that students need to be taught. It does not come naturally for everyone.
Students that are having a hard time with self-regulation often appear to be disengaged, rude, helpless or otherwise frustrating for teachers. For many teachers this means ramping up the WOW factor to try to entice students into wanting to learn. This might mean costumes, balloons, candy and confetti for math–but imagine if it could be something so much simpler?[Read more…] about Teaching Students to Self-Regulate