Inauguration Day is here. As educators, we have the ability to help reinforce values that many of us feel are significantly important at this transition time in our history. An eager group of TpT sellers have been flooding TpT with … Continue reading
Looking for a great set of posters to help students learn about coping strategies, but don’t went to spend upwards of $20 for them!? This set of posters is great for helping students who struggle with following school rules and using good … Continue reading
I was recently browsing through lots of counseling resources on TeachersPayTeachers, checking to see if there was anything new and I came across these awesome posters from Digital Divide and Conquer! They take an often-difficult concept like making friends and … Continue reading
Social Skills – arguably some of the most common things we teach, but also some of the most difficult for students. With the large increase in the prevalence of Autism, as well as other social skills difficulties, I have a feeling … Continue reading
Looking to share a product from One-Stop Counseling Shop with all your colleagues at your organization? Rather than having to purchase an additional license for each person, you can just purchase this site license instead. It’s good for an unlimited … Continue reading
Has anyone else felt like the last few weeks have been a constant “full moon?” I have no idea WHAT’S been going on, but between the constant fire-fighting I’ve been doing, I feel like I haven’t had time to plan … Continue reading
You may already know that I love “Scoot Games.”Unfortunately, there’s a million and one ELA and Math Scoots, but virtually NO special ed/counseling Scoots. Go figure, right? Well, I’m going to try to fix that! Our kids deserve to have fun too!!
Here are the rules:
- Place one task card on each student desk or around the room in numerical order. It makes it easier for students is cards are put in order. Then, give each student a recording sheet and a pencil.
- Next, each student completes the card on their desk and writes their answer in the number on their recording sheet that corresponds to the number on the task card.
- After about a minute, the teacher says “Scoot” (or uses another signal) and the students quickly stand up, leave the card at their desk, take their recording sheet with them, and scoot over to the next seat with the next number and get started on the question right away.
I’m planning to make a bunch more social-emotional type scoot games as time goes on, but for now, check out my Friendship Game. I also have a Bullying Game too! It contains 35 different friendship task cards, which can be used as a way to review concepts in a fun, interactive way with kids in grades 2-6. Question formats include several types such as True/False, Multiple Choice, Fill-In-The-Blank, and Very Short-Answer.
Cards are presented in PDF format and are completely editable in Adobe Reader, so the wording and questions can be adjust to your student’s needs and ability levels! Scoot recording sheets are provided for several different class sizes (8, 12, 20, 30, and 35), so it can be played in a small group or full class!
One of my favorite authors for social-emotional learning is Julia Cook. She has a book for almost every single type of behavior or situation I encounter as a school social worker and they’re great for on-the-go lesson planning when I’m … Continue reading
These rubrics were designed to help counselors, teachers, social workers, or SLPs keep track of a student’s progress on school success, problem-solving, friendship, feelings, communication, and self-esteem goals. Each individual set includes 7 rubrics in both a teacher and student … Continue reading
Each year, every teacher at my school receives a $50 purchase order to spend on supplies, curriculum, or materials for our classrooms. It’s definitely not much, but I was so happy with my purchase this year that I wanted to … Continue reading