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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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Japanese Montessori style kindergarten designed by architect Takaharu Tezuka

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 a wonderful place to be.

Read more for my photos of the Kindergarten on opening day. Note the trees rooted in the classroom that extend up through the roof, that there are no fixed physical walls inside, and the entire roof is one large play area.
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Scythe by Neal Shusterman - Science Fiction Winner of The Sakura Medal

Scythe by Neal Shusterman - Science Fiction Winner of The Sakura Medal

The linked pdf file is large so it should print nice and clearly at A3 for a wall display, A4 for a notice board display, and A6 for for a shelf or book front display. Or really go to town and set your printer to Poster and print 2x2 A3 !
Thou shalt kill
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