My students love it when I give them a special tool for their own private use. Strategy cards are visual reminders of specific things kids can do to keep or regain self-control. They give adults a way to prompt students nonverbally, and give each student choices about how he can regulate himself.
Included are 25 strategy cards for self-regulation. I've provided them in two formats: a larger one (3x5) that can be glued to index cards and placed on a jump ring for portability, and a smaller one that can be made into a student-specific choice strip to be taped to his desk. Download the preview to see exactly what I mean.
Here are some of the 25 strategies:
-ask for or give a hug
-think about happy things
-lift something heavy
-go to cool-down spot
-shake a calm-down bottle
-squeeze stress fidget
-tense, then relax muscles
-ask for help
Please note that I have translated the cards and desktop strips into Spanish as well. If you purchase this product and would like the Spanish version, please e-mail me with your name and the date of your purchase. I will send it to you free of charge.
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Finally, be sure to visit my website at www.schoolcounselingfiles.com to find lots of ideas for helping kids with emotional regulation.
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