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