Laurie Wright

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Laurie Wright
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Re-train your students' brains! Use this lesson multiple times to encourage the positive mantra 'I will try'. This lesson is meant to expose students to multiple 'new' things that are likely to induce anxious feelings. By thinking mindfully
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Designed to get STUCK in your head just as easily as Disney songs, but to be less annoying than 'It's a Small World'! Kids will be singing all day long to themselves about how they will TRY, and as a bonus perk, you will too! This 30-second
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Re-program your students' brains! This activity is powerful for creating 'lightbulb' moments in students. It's meant to increase positive self-talk and will get them used to saying, "I may be scared/nervous/overwhelmed when... but I know I'll be
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Designed to get STUCK in your head just as easily as Disney songs, but to be less annoying than 'It's a Small World'! Kids will be singing all day long to themselves about how they will be OKAY, and as a bonus perk, you will too! This 30-second
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Special Occasions can cause a lot of stress and havoc on a young child's mental state. Based on the book, I Can Handle Special Occasions (available on Amazon), this lesson will begin the discussion of how kids can learn to handle the changes
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Many children struggle with the change in routine that special occasions bring. These situations can cause stress and frustration and little ones need to learn how to handle their big feelings during these times. This song accompanies the newest
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Do your students know how much they matter to you? Do you say the words? Likely you don't, you show them in other ways. Children need some coaching though, to learn that those 'other' ways (smiles, kind words, care) are just other ways of
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Plant a positive self-talk seed in your students' brains, every day! Use this 30-second mantra song to effortlessly BOOST self-esteem. Your students will be singing this non-annoying ear worm all day! "Do I matter? Yes I do." And your
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Kids who struggle with social awareness often can't understand what others are feeling or why they might feel that way. Use these faces to start a conversation about what emotion these kids could be feeling, and why they might be feeling that way.
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Teach children to mindfully observe their thoughts and emotions without engaging or judging them. They will be able to notice what they feel without acting on the feeling. (For example, they will notice they are angry but they don't have to act
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Designed to get STUCK in your head just as easily as Disney songs, but to be less annoying than 'It's a Small World'! Kids will be singing all day long to themselves about how they can handle their problems, and as a bonus perk, you will too!
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Imagine this time one month from now your students can't WAIT for Monday! Imagine that they are eager and excitedly waiting at the doors to see what the day will hold, and imagine them being SO sad when Monday is a holiday!! Think it's not
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The purpose of this lesson it to help students identify their self-talk, and feelings compared to thoughts. Anxious thoughts lead to anxious feelings, which lead to anxious behaviour (crying, acting out, tantrums). The first step in improving
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This lesson is for students to realize that their thoughts create their feelings. When we expect bad things to happen we feel anxious. What we think affects (or controls) how we feel. By being mindful and paying attention to our thoughts, we can
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Tired of desperately trying to get your students' attention on a Monday morning? Why not make them sit up and pay attention with a funny quote about a dog peeing? Make them stop and think about things Martin Luther King Jr has said, or Alice in
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Effortlessly BOOST your students' self-esteem and self-confidence, without saying a word! 10 beautiful posters to be printed as 11x17 with positive, thought provoking and uplifting sentiments on them. Examples: 'Note to Self - I'm going to make
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Every day in your classroom you have the opportunity to make a choice, with every student. You decide whether or not you'll add to the emotional scars they've accrued so far, or whether you'll work to turn those scars into a roadmap of resiliency.
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Help improve your students' social emotional competencies!! (self- awareness and self- management) This purpose of this lesson is to encourage students to learn a mantra that will become an automatic way to handle difficult situations. By
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I was a Kindergarten teacher for 10 years, and really loved it! Such an amazing age, and so many creative options for how they can learn. My students over the years are who inspired me to write my first book, and that was a springboard for all of my work.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe in doing everything we possibly can to improve the emotional well being of our students. Kids need specific instruction on how to deal with life's frustrations and difficult issues. Mental health issues are on the rise, and teachers are a key resource to helping prepare students, by teaching self efficacy skills and giving them a chance to USE those skills!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have received glowing reviews for my books, 'I Can Handle It', and 'I Matter' available on Amazon!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

4 year Honours undergraduate program at Lakehead University, and then a 1 year teachers college program at Lakehead University. H.Ba, H.BEd

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am an author, educator and a speaker. I run an entrepreneur group for women locally, have online courses to help parents and educators deal with anxiety in children and parenting in general, and in addition to speaking at conventions, workshops and in schools, I gave a TEDx talk this year, on the topic of letting our kids be more WILD. I am not currently teaching as I have chosen to take the time off to be at home with my 3 kids. My books can be found on Amazon, my TEDx talk is on YouTube! Find me on Facebook as 'The Emotions Coach'.

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