Product Update :: Winter Social Emotional Activity Pack

Well, it’s been just over 2 years since I first posted my Winter Social-Emotional Activity Pack. It’s definitely been one of my most popular products, and the activities have been used in my classroom many times over. So, I figured … Continue reading

Review :: Julia Cook Books

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

Fun Freebie :: Self-Esteem Rubrics

Recently, I designed a bunch of social skills rubrics covering a variety of skills:  school success, problem-solving, friendship, feelings, communication, and self-esteem goals. Well, if you’d like to try some of them out for free, you can download the self-esteem … Continue reading

New Product :: Social Skills Rubrics

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

Review :: Superflex Social Thinking Curriculum

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

Pinterest Find :: Interrupting Chicken Activities

At our school book fair last year, I bought a great book called Interrupting Chicken. It’s become a favorite of several of my students, so I’m always looking for more activities I can use when we read it! So imagine … Continue reading

New Product :: Social Emotional “I Can Cards”

Even though social workers and counselors aren’t required by most schools to use common core in their individual and group counseling sessions, there has been a huge push in the educational community for states to adopt Social Emotional Learning standards … Continue reading

New Product :: Fall Social-Emotional Activity Pack

I’m really excited to announce the arrival of my new Fall Social-Emotional Activity Pack! I already have  Holiday and Spring Social-Emotional Packs in my store, so I knew I wanted to add a Fall pack too. This one was specifically … Continue reading

Pinterest Find :: Bucket Fillers vs. Bucket Dippers

One of the things my school has done each year is read Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids,” by Carol McCloud to the younger grades. “Filling a Bucket,” not being a “Bucket Dipper,” … Continue reading

Tips & Tricks :: Autism

This summer, I’ve writing a blog series focusing on several different disorders that affect children at school: ADHD, Autism, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, and ODD. Each entry will describe the disorder, give practical strategies for improving success at school, … Continue reading