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This is an example of student centered learning. At the end of the day, the teacher asks the students to write down something that was interesting and/or fun that day. This way, the teacher can monitor their progress in writing and get to know the students better.  I love this idea because it gives the students a chance to reflect on the positive things that happened throughout the day.

FREE Quick Survey/Reflection poster by ! One great way to assess the class is through a quick survey or a reflection. These posters help you to understand the students’ thinking by looking at their responses.

I use this “Stoplight Method” as a formative assessment after my lessons to give me feedback on about what my students understand and, just as importantly, what they still don’t get.  I give each student a sticky note to write: GREEN: Today I learned… YELLOW: Today I considered (a question…; an idea…) RED: Today my learning stopped because…

GREEN: Today I learned… YELLOW: Today I considered (a question…; an idea…) RED: Today my learning stopped because…

Use this game and 18 others to teach team work

18 get-off-the-couch games. Great Ideas for those days you are stuck inside. Perfect for classroom party days. Active games for participation, not necessarily a winner.

This is one of the funniest big groups games. This suits best as a teenage party game with all youth in the group. You can also arrange this funny party game in a teenage birtheday party.

Team Bonding/ Ice Breakers/ Team Building This is one of the funniest big groups games. This suits best as a teenage party game with all youth in the group. You can also arrange this funny party game in a teenage birtheday party.

Tips for Calming the Angry Child: Why it's ok to be upset, and how we can help our kids learn to calm themselves anywhere!

Tips for Calming the Angry Child PLUS 8 Calming Tools to do ANYWHERE - Views From a Step Stool Tips for Calming the Angry Child: Why it's ok to be upset, and how we can help our kids learn to calm themselves anywhere!

Use this paper fortune teller craft to teach and practice coping strategies for anxiety, anger, stress, depression, and other strong emotions.

Coping Skills Use this paper fortune teller craft to teach and practice coping strategies for anxiety, anger, stress, depression, and other strong emotions.

Mindfulness Crafts for Kids www.counselorup.com

Like a lot of people I know, I have jumped on the mindfulness bandwagon. I have been surprised to see how much kids enjoy the concepts of mindfulness. I have taught classroom lessons on mindfulness and used the concepts on some of my groups but I really t