Posts tagged writing
Ten Powerful Children's Books that Teach Kids to Be Kind

In my last post, I shared my simplest way of teaching the interconnected skills of kindness, mindfulness, and thankfulness. When teaching lessons on character skills, it’s often helpful to start with a children’s book. To support my monthly thankful for kindness writing, I compiled a list of popular children’s books that are perfect mentor texts. These are the best children’s books I’ve found for showing examples of kindness.

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One Simple Exercise for Teaching Students to be Thankful

This November, join me for a series of posts about teaching thankfulness to students. While we should encourage an attitude of gratitude all year long, November and the holiday of Thanksgiving provide the perfect opportunity for sneaking in lessons about the critical character quality of thankfulness without feeling contrived. This first post in the series asks students to reflect on ways others have shown them kindness and then write notes of thanks.

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How to Improve Student Relationships Through Simple Writing

How to Improve Student Relationships Through Simple Writing | Communication, like in any relationship, is key to building a positive classroom community. Although we know it’s important, finding the time to talk authentically with students can be difficult. However, there are a few strategies that build relationships with students and make a big impact in classroom behavior. These three classroom management strategies (and free writing resources) are simple and are sure to improve behavior management in any classroom. | everythingjustso.org

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One Simple Way to Boost Positivity During the Holidays

One Simple Way to Boost Positivity During the Holidays | The weeks surrounding the holidays can be hectic and busy to say the least. Schedule changes, special events, and classroom parties can make classroom management difficult. This free tool is the perfect resource for boosting positivity and is one of the easiest classroom management strategies I’ve used. It’s easy to implement and super effective in turning students’ attention to others during the holidays. | everythingjustso.org

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Five Little Resources that will Save You in December

Five Little Resources that Will Save You in December | These five teaching resources will help you get organized and keep students engaged during school holidays. Don’t let the hustle during the holidays overwhelm you. Let me help you with organization tips, writing activities, and holiday activities perfect for upper elementary students in the month of December. | everythingjustso.org

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Free Tools and Tips for a Successful School Year

Free Tools and Tips for a Successful School Year | A collection of organizing tips, classroom tools, and teaching resources to make this year’s back to school a success. Learn how to get organized, pick up a few classroom management strategies, find getting to know you resources, and more. | everythingjustso.org

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Six Simple, Proven Ways to Reach Your Most Difficult Student

Six Simple, Proven Ways to Reach Your Most Difficult Students | Looking for behavior management techniques that will reach even the most difficult students? Here are six classroom management strategies that will bring positive results with upper elementary students. Also included are a few free teaching resources to support you along the way. | everythingjustso.org

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