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Classroom Behavior Management - Cool Down Cubes

I saw this wonderful idea in Pinterest. It caught my attention as a nice straightforward, stand alone solution to behavior management.
This is how I envisage myself implementing this in class

• I create a tub of cool down cubes as seen in the picture.
• When I see a child with known behavioral issues becoming stressed or agitated, I place this on their desk.
• The student then takes a cube and carries out the recommended action.
• Hopefully over time the student becomes familiar with all the suggestions on the cubes, and is able to calm themselves down without it…
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Alphabet Flash Cards, Uppercase, Lowercase, Names and Sound

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ESL English Alphabet Flash Cards, for Pre-K, Kindergarten Students and Young Learners of English

• All files are high resolution pdfs and can be printed up to A3/Poster size
• Mini flash cards are 8 per page with guide lines for cutting
• All cards have writing lines printed to help facilitate writing skills
• Phonics cards are numbered in the footer in learning sequence
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Help build Shelters and Schools in Uganda

Edwin Gombya - born in Uganda, raised in Britain and now lives and works in Japan as a teacher at an international school in Tokyo.
In 2015 my wife and I decided to save money for three years for a family trip to Africa and spend some time with our twin daughters in Uganda.
We were introduced to a lovely family that was living in really appalling conditions, in a shelter that is old, derelict, smelly and full of bat droppings and rats.
My wife and I are raising money to complete the construction of a brand new shelter a few meters from the current one and supporting the construction and maintenance of a preschool….
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Camera, lighting and sound guide for recording a school concert in Teams or Zoom

A high-quality concert video that successfully shares your hard work, singing and dancing is not created in the edit. It requires forethought, creativity and a little patience. Below are the recommendations I sent to students as they guy the will be editing the school concert video

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Paul McCartney (@10:20) used to sing in the bathroom when he started the Beatles! This is because the small room with its reflective surfaces has a great natural reverb.
• Mobile phones – these have great built in mics. Stand the camera on something or be careful how you hold it as you want to record your voice not the …
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