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Classroom Behavior Management - Cool Down Cubes

Classroom Behavior Management 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.
Positives that I can see of this system include

• I can give the student the cubes without disrupting the overall flow of my lesson.
• The student independently can choose a solution to their problem.
• Over time the student learns the self-control techniques and would no longer require the cubes.
• It is non-confrontational.
• I can ask other teachers for ideas to write on the cubes.
Suggested Student Strategies to write on the cubes
• Positive self talk
• Go for a walk
• Stop & Think
• Ask for help
• Count to ten
• Write it down
• Walk away
• Go outside
• Tell Teacher
• Take a timeout
• Deep breathe
• Journal
• Play sport
• Squeeze stress ball
• Talk it out
• Draw & Color
Your suggestions?
• Click the floating live chat icon and the bottom right of this page to ask questions, provide feedback or recommend cube text

To make this you will need…

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Reusable ice cubes

Permanent marker

Clear plastic jar

Safety
Ensure that children can reach into easily, and not break the plastic jar if it falls to the floor.

Reference: This version is from Crafty Counselor Chick, which was based on an idea from Entirely Elementary.
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