Technology in the classroom and teacher resources blog
I taught English for a number of years at this kindergarten designed by renowned architect Takaharu Tezuka. An amazing place to be as a student. A challenge as a teacher when kids are allowed to roam freely, but once you become accustomed to the lifestyle and ethos it is an amazing place to be.Read more >>>
I saw this wonderful idea in Pinterest. It caught my attention as a nice straightforward, stand alone solution to behavior management.
I am very interested to know how you would use this in class. It looks a great idea, but I would like some input from someone who has used this successfully or indeed unsuccessfully.
To make this you will need
Ensure that children can reach into easily, and not break the jar it falls to the floor.
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.
Positives that I can see of this system include...Read more >>>