Tips & Tricks :: Getting Your Donors Choose Project Funded!

If your school’s like mine, the amount of money you’re receiving from your district to buy materials for your students keeps getting smaller and smaller (if you get any at all!) And unfortunately, it’s not looking like that’s going to … Continue reading

Fun Freebie :: You’re a Smart Kid: Multiple Intelligence Posters for Kids

I don’t know about you, but I find myself talking to kids all the time who feel like failures because they don’t think they’re as “smart” as their classmates or siblings. In these times, I often talk about how some … Continue reading

New(ish) Product :: Anger and Coping Skills Bingo Game

One of the lessons I find myself teaching constantly is about coping skills. Whether I was working with kids who had difficulty managing stress or kids who got into trouble frequently for fighting with others or arguing with teachers, the … Continue reading

Pinterest Find :: Organization Binder Printables

Last weekend, I came across this awesome website on Pinterest! It’s called DIY Home Sweet Home and contains tons of free pages you can download and print to create an organization binder. Many of them are specific for home use, … Continue reading

Helping Kids Cope With Tragedy

There are no words that can adequately express our collective shock and sadness after hearing the news of the tragedy at the Boston Marathon. In being a runner myself, I can especially empathize with the families and runners who were … Continue reading

New Product :: Social Superstar Game

If you’re anything like me, you want to like a lot of the social skills games on the market, but you just can’t. Either the kids hate it, it’s way too deep and “therapy-y,” the board game looks like something … Continue reading

Fun Freebie :: Encouraging Class Poster Set

Lately, I’ve seen a lot of really colorful posters on Pinterest! Unfortunately, a lot of them are more “teacher-focused,” and not so counselor-y social worker-y psychologist-y special ed-y, so I made my own. Click the images above and┬ápick them up … Continue reading

Review :: Creative iPad Case

I was recently lucky enough to get an iPad Mini funded through DonorsChoose for my students! I’m super excited because there are all kinds of awesome apps to teach social skills, communication, and problem-solving. Unfortunately, I had to way to … Continue reading

Student Funnies :: Act Like a Human?

I recently found a game on Pinterest that involves rolling 2 dice – 1 with an emotion word on it, and the other with an animal. Students then get to take turns acting out a sad cat, excited mouse, nervous … Continue reading

Pinterest Find :: What Kids With Autism Want You to Know

In honor of Autism Awareness month, I wanted to find some great suggestions for working with students with Autism. I don’t know about you, but I personally find Autism to be such a complicated diagnosis. As a social worker, I’ve … Continue reading