Do you need a simple anger management solution for your elementary kids? Thanks to social media, I found one. I watch social media closely and it's my job to share some of the hot topics on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and other outlets that teachers, principals, students, and parents are contributing.
Everyone, students and teachers alike, struggles with anger management, but some students struggle more than others. We Are Teachers posted an excellent simple anger management solution. They suggested you use cool down cubes, an idea posted by the Crafty Counselor Chick. The idea is fairly simple. You buy plastic cubes and a jar. On the cubes, you write different cool down strategies like counting to ten or taking deep breaths. The Crafty Counselor Chick also suggested you leave a few cubes blank so students could come up with their own ideas. She even suggested you keep the cubes in the freezer to add to the experience. You then have the student select a cube and carry out the suggested cool down.
Pretty simple, right? What cool down strategies would you write on the cubes? What other ways do you help students calm down? How do you control your own anger?
Tori Pakizer is the Social Media Editor at SimpleK12.com. She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms, and specializes in how teachers use Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and other social media. You can follow Tori and SimpleK12 on Twitter @SimpleK12. If you have ideas for using social media in schools, please send your information or tip to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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