In ten days I will be meeting my new students. Like all teachers, I am getting really excited and yet an overwhelming sense of anxiousness. The children with behaviors are the least of my worries, that I can handle, it’s the students who are so down and don’t believe in themselves that just tear me up.

In order to prepare for back to school, my first and most important lesson plan will be daily affirmations. As I share them with my students, I will post them here. My goal is 180 days of positive affirmations for the kids and to make them feel like the little rock stars that they are.

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In ten days I will be meeting my new students. Like all teachers, I am getting really excited and yet an overwhelming sense of anxiousness. The children with behaviors are the least of my worries, that I can handle, it’s the students who are so down and don’t believe in themselves that just tear me up.

In order to prepare for back to school, my first and most important lesson plan will be daily affirmations. As I share them with my students, I will post them here. My goal is 180 days of positive affirmations for the kids and to make them feel like the little rock stars that they are.

Imagination Movers are amazing! Not only is the music awesome, they write lyrics that teach social skills for kids. A must for any special education teacher and for parents with children of all ages. Please pledge!

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/imaginationmovers

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Imagination Movers are amazing! Not only is the music awesome, they write lyrics that teach social skills for kids. A must for any special education teacher and for parents with children of all ages. Please pledge!

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/imaginationmovers

primarilypeace:

Wow! This video by Conscious Discipline is an EYE OPENER! Whether you’re a parent, teacher or administrator, please watch this one. It makes you see bullies and the perpetual victims in a whole new light.

(via msformel)

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primarilypeace:

Wow! This video by Conscious Discipline is an EYE OPENER! Whether you’re a parent, teacher or administrator, please watch this one. It makes you see bullies and the perpetual victims in a whole new light.

(via msformel)

Often students feel defeated, turn those negatives into positives.

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Often students feel defeated, turn those negatives into positives.

Every kindergartener must read this! It is Common Core approved.

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Every kindergartener must read this! It is Common Core approved.

recoveryandmentalhealth:

No, actually think about it. What would yo do if you weren’t afraid? 

-Irene

(Source: zachguchte)

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recoveryandmentalhealth:

No, actually think about it. What would yo do if you weren’t afraid? 

-Irene

(Source: zachguchte)

educationalliberty:

ADHD As A Difference In Cognition, Not A Disorder

(Source: independentlearner, via )