Teaching Character Traits

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Growth Mindset: What Can I Say to Myself?

Dr. Steve Gray on Twitter

“Love this #GrowthMindset #Attitude”

Class management First days of school activity

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The world of blogging has opened my eyes to so many resources. For example, I just discovered Freebie Friday hosted by Teaching Blog Addict. Every Friday, teachers post FREE activities. You should …

Mindset chart for students to complete

When Students Say, "I Can't Do It..."

I don't know about you, but one of the reasons I wanted to become a teacher is because I find the "aha" moment (also known as the "lightbulb" moment) so exhilarating. I love it when a student finally understands something he has found difficult in the past. I feel a rush seeing the delight on a child's face when she masters a topic in class. Oh, the triumph! But some students, and you know you've had a few, are so beaten down by past failures that the "I can't" attitude is difficult to break…

What a great book list about facing adversity. Great tools for teaching empathy.

Books About Adversity - No Time For Flash Cards

Books about adversity. Teach children about resilience, strength , and empathy.

A cooperative activity that promotes including everyone. Lots of modeling & discussion would make this great for building community.

Teamwork: Cup Stack

I stumbl ed across this idea on Pinterest and thought it would be perfect for m y third and fo urth graders ! I often hear complaints from...

A cooperative activity that promotes including everyone. Lots of modeling & discussion would make this great for building community.

Teamwork: Cup Stack

I stumbl ed across this idea on Pinterest and thought it would be perfect for m y third and fo urth graders ! I often hear complaints from...

This video teaches students the importance of leadership. This would be a great extension activity to show students how they can impact their classroom, and the community at large.

The 7 Habits (The Leader In Me)

The 7 Habits (The Leader In Me)

Acts of Kindness from Kid Activities

28 Random Acts of Kindness for Kids [Kindness Ideas for School]

Check out these 28 random acts of kindness for kids! These kindness ideas will help your kids learn to give back to society and make the world better.

Chrysanthemum: Wrinkled Heart Activity from Encourage Play

Chrysanthemum: Wrinkled Heart Activity — Encourage Play

October is National Bullying Prevention Month so I thought it would be a great time to talk about kindness. Recently I posted about creating a kindness wall in my home to promote kind acts. Today’s activity helps kids think about how your words and actions impact other people. I did this activity wi

Persistence + Resilience = Grit (the Key to Your Success) #StudentSuccess #FLVS

Grit: The Key to Your Success at FLVS

This is a story about grit - and why it might just be the key to your success as a student at Florida Virtual School. FLVS is exploring new and innovative wa...

▶ Thank You, Thanksgiving by David Milgrim_0001.wmv - YouTube

Thank You, Thanksgiving by David Milgrim_0001.wmv

Read to Me Please, ...a Story and this one is called Thank You, Thanksgiving.Just a little something, for the little something's in our lives!A collection of...

Self-Control Lesson - A few of my "darlings" need this desperately

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Do you teach character ed to your students? My school's character trait this month is self control and this video fits perfectly! Check out this awesome resource from Teacher Tipster!

▶ Disney Top 10 Pixar Life Lessons - YouTube

Disney Top 10 Pixar Life Lessons

Pixar films are packed full of life lessons. Toy Story taught us that we are never too old to play with toys, and The Incredibles taught us that family makes...

Soda Pop Emotions is a fun social emotional lesson to help kids understand how to deal with strong emotions.

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