The Ginger Teacher — Behaviour

Three Ways to Incorporate Positive Mental Heath in Your Classroom

Three Ways to Incorporate Positive Mental Heath in Your Classroom

It is important to be aware of our students' mental heath. We need to promote a happy and healthy classroom environment. With this in mind here are my three favourite ways to promote a positive mental health classroom 1- Make talking about feelings and mental health normal Making time to talk about how everyone is feeling, creates a safe space in school. If children are used to expressing their feelings it will feel normal to discuss the more uncomfortable topics.  Having boards with the different emotions on can help, as well as anonymous feelings boxes where children can tell you...

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Teaching Children Kindness

Teaching Children Kindness

We have lots of jobs as teachers, not only do we have to help children understand the world and facts around them, we also have to shape their character.  Teaching children to be kind to others is an on going tasks, it doesn't only need to happen in the early years!  Here are some ways you can teach and promote kindness in your classroom. Awards Giving your class awards for kindness is a great way to encourage them. It creates a respectful environment and children loved to be noticed doing the right thing!  Diaries Encouraging your kids to keep diaries...

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Kids of all ages like rewards and treats

Kids of all ages like rewards and treats

I was having a discussion recently with a teacher friend of mine, we were talking about stickers and how much children love them! I said that I always carry a sheet of stickers if I have to cover a class. The kids love it when they earn a sticker, they wear it with pride, they sit up a little straighter so everyone will notice and it encourages their friends to do the same to receive the reward.  My friend asked me if I was covering a lot of young classes. No upper high school... Children are still people! We all...

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Using Interactive Reward Tags

Using Interactive Reward Tags

Also called, Brag Tags, Achievement Cards and Award Tags, I love Reward Tags!

If you aren't using reward tags in your classroom, you are missing out. They are great motivators and are much better then constantly buying trinkets and prizes to reward your class. Children love to collect things and are eager to get the whole set! 

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Using Sign Language in the Classroom

Using Sign Language in the Classroom
I really like to teach children to use sign language. It is important for kids to understand about different types of disabilities and hearing impairment. Teaching young children to use sign language can also be incredibly helpful for Special Needs and behaviour management. 

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