As a teacher that works with behaviors daily, I cannot emphasize how important it is that we teach students good vs bad behaviors. It is so easy to assume that they should already know what is expected of them, but that is not always the case. I like to use lots of visuals with my kids. I wanted to share a freebie with you of my Behavior Battles game. This is a quick and easy game that is played like War. The good behavior picture always wins.
Once kids know the expectations and what behaviors are not allowed, we need to teach ways to self-calm and provide a Safe Spot for students to go to do this. I like to have an area with lots of resources and visuals in it to help students calm themselves. This is one of the Safe Spots in my district that I love and modeled mine after.
You can pick up my Safe Spot sign and Calming Strategies poster for free here:
Enjoy the freebies and I will be back soon!