Three fantastic icebreakers that get kids talking and start building relationships from the first day of school!

Icebreakers that Rock

Too many icebreakers require students to take massive social risks with people they barely know. Or they don’t really help students get to know each other. Or they are just plain cheesy. Here are three that are actually goo

Beekle read-aloud and activities for K-2 classrooms. The students love this!

This activity with "Beekle" is so much fun! It is a read aloud activity for early elementary classrooms that incorporates graphic organizers to assess reading skills.

Teacher's Lounge needs a positive upgrade! http://www.giftideascorner.com/gifts-coworkers/

10 Ideas to Make Your Teachers' Lounge a Positive Space

Our teacher's Lounge needs a positive upgrade to go along with our culture-building staff focus this year. Making the lounge a positive place where we can share student and teacher successes will benefit our school culture!

By using a simple mnemonic device, this skinny poster illustrates the factors that characterize any civilization: Geography, Religion, Achievements, Politics, Economics, and Social Structures. Use this poster when introducing any ancient civilization to your students. It works with classifying present-day civilizations, too!    ©2017. 13 x 38 inches. Laminated to last. Middle school, high school.

It would be a good way to channel students' focus when talking about different civilizations or eras. It breaks a huge idea down to six different topics, with varying complexities. It could be altered a little to be more applicable.

"Positive School Culture: How One School Transformed"  plus "6 Ways to Improve Your School Culture Now" *Share this one with your colleagues.*

Building a Positive School Culture: How One School Transformed From Violence to Haven

We Are Teachers "Positive School Culture: How One School Transformed" plus Ways to Improve Your School Culture Now" *Share this one with your colleagues.

Creating a positive school culture can greatly increase student growth and success while increasing teacher morale. Read our blog to learn more about the 7 Secrets to Positive School Culture. I boystowntraining.org

Boys town National Training provides professional development for teachers, administrators, education professionals in classroom behavior management.

Transform your school culture with this lesson on gratitude - a must have lesson plan for every middle school teacher and school counselor!

Transform your school culture with this lesson on gratitude - a must have lesson plan for every middle school teacher and school counselor!

Kindness activity for positive classroom culture. This winter themed activity helps elementary school students practice giving compliments. Student work to generate compliments for their classmates. Teachers or counselors can model the types of compliment

Compliments Bulletin Board & Activity: Giving and Receiving Compliments

Kindness activity for positive classroom culture. This winter themed activity helps elementary school students practice giving compliments. Student work to generate compliments for their classmates. Teachers or counselors can model the types of compliment

Morning meeting routines. These morning meetings will become an integral part of your classroom community. As the weeks go on, your students will begin to run them!

Morning Meetings, Check-Ins, and Social-Emotional Learning

Back to School history lesson ideas to make your students come alive.

Back to School history lesson ideas to make your students come alive. I'm thinking networking Revolutionary Era figures.

Conversations: How Do You Make Restorative Justice Meaningful and Effective? https://confidentcounselors.com/2017/11/17/restorative-justice-practices/

Restorative Justice Practices for School Counselors

Conversations: How Do You Make Restorative Justice Meaningful and Effective? https://confidentcounselors.com/2017/11/17/restorative-justice-practices/

How you can build a positive school culture: Join Jimmy Casas, Krysta DeBoer, Hope King, and Amber Teamann as they share a behind-the-scenes glimpse into schools that have reflected carefully on school culture and created systems that work. Learn practical, actionable tips for supporting kids and colleagues, winning over negative co-workers, creating change in toxic school environments even when no one else is supporting you, and more.

How YOU can build a positive school culture, no matter where you teach

How you can build a positive school culture: Join Jimmy Casas, Krysta DeBoer, Hope King, and Amber Teamann as they share a…

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