It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
— Albert Einstein

I’ve worked in schools for my entire career and I’ve known a lot of amazing teachers.  I’ve been finding great resources to share with families, but I’ve also thought that the educators and counselors I’ve known would find some of these resources super helpful. I’ve decided to create a page on my website dedicated to educators.  I’ve also added some new Pinterest boards dedicated to counseling topics, like feelings and emotions activities and managing anxiety.  Please take a look and tell your friends and colleagues!!


Did you know that Massachusetts has passed standards for Social and Emotional Development for Preschool and Elementary Students? This is a great start, and I can't wait to see these standards expanded into Elementary, Middle School and High Schools!


ENCOURAGE PLAY RESOURCES



This is one of my current Pinterest Boards, Dealing with Anxiety and Stress. This board has lots of ideas to help kids manage different stressors in their lives as well as ideas to help those kids who struggle with being anxious. 


INTERESTING ARTICLES AND PRODUCTS

I found this company the other day - Makedo.com.   I love the creativity and imagination that you can bring into the classroom with this building system.  They even have lesson plans and ideas for classroom inspiration!

Take a look at this cool building kit for kids!  The coolest thing about it is that it's open ended with no real right or wrong answers.  Here's how you could use it in a classroom, what neat ideas!!


You've got to check out these robots helping children with autism connect to others in the classroom.  Technology is awesome! 

Mosswood Connections has some great social skills activities and games for kids.  Take a peek at some of their great ideas here!


Here is an article from the Washington Post about how Minecraft is being used in classrooms.  It is possible to use video games to teach and practice social skills!

I found this article about how teachers have helped students with ADHD.  What great ideas! Read it here.


One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
— Carl Jung