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Ways To Resolve Your Self-Esteem Issues | Daily Infographic

Ways To Resolve Your Self-Esteem Issues | Daily Infographic | Engaging Therapeutic Resources and Activities | Scoop.it
10 Ways To Resolve Your Self-Esteem Issues And Lower Stress Low self-esteem affects people from all backgrounds. Luckily, there's a solution for those struggling with a lack of confidence.
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This possibly could be used with a #CoTSEL Thinking Routine, SEE, THINK, WONDER.
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How to Determine Your Learning Style | Daily Infographic

How to Determine Your Learning Style | Daily Infographic | Engaging Therapeutic Resources and Activities | Scoop.it
How to Determine Your Learning Style Find out what learning style serves you and use it to your advantage to learn new skills efficiently. 
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This would be interesting do show with students using a #COTSEL See, Think, Wonder Thinking Routine.   
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Thinking Routines are Easy-To-Use- New Website on Using Them with SEL.

Thinking, it is such a common word, yet students struggle each day to deeply think past surface answers, to justify their responses, and to stretch their thinking. In 2000, Dr. Ron Ritchhart, a senior research associate at Project Zero in the Harvard Graduate School of Education, embarked on a journey to create a Culture of Thinking to develop “both the individual and the group as effective learners and thinkers able to engage with and adapt to a changing world.” This sounds like a lofty ambition, but as I listened to teachers in my school discussing their newly designed lesson plans and observed students engaged in cultures of thinking routines, I quickly discovered how the Culture of Thinking (CoT) core principles could easily be intertwined into my interactions with students as a school social worker. That’s why this website was created. With a slight shift in your thinking (and the ideas you will see), you can build a culture of thinking during your time with students. Through the website, we will highlight the core principles of Cultures of Thinking and explore some of the Thinking Routines that easily mesh with the lessons you have already created when working with students. The examples will be specific for creating a culture of thinking as an educator in helping students to make their social-emotional thinking visible. -Jennifer Hollander, LMSW, Huron Valley Schools
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Our new website features ideas to use in your practice to help clients better understand themselves and their world. 
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Helping Clients Heal from Trauma: Solution-focused Approach

Helping Clients Heal from Trauma: Solution-focused Approach | Engaging Therapeutic Resources and Activities | Scoop.it
In solution-focused therapy (SFT) the therapist deliberately avoids making assumptions about the causes of psychological problems. Instead of allocating time to
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This blog posting has some nice questions which help our kids and others start to shift their thinking.
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Just Breathe Original Film

Just Breathe Original Film | Engaging Therapeutic Resources and Activities | Scoop.it
In this beautiful four minute video, kids teach us about handling difficult emotions with breathing and mindfulness.
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Great video on relaxation for kids.  Would lead to great discussion. Wondering if it could be used with SEE-THINK-WONDER CoT routine. #CoTSEL
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Behavior Plan Flow Charts - The Autism Helper

Behavior Plan Flow Charts - The Autism Helper | Engaging Therapeutic Resources and Activities | Scoop.it
Resources, tips, and materials to help you, help children with autism
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While this is a paid resource, the videos are worth watching for ideas about behavior planning.
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Solution Focused Therapy: Key Principles and Case Example Thanks @swcareer

Solution Focused Therapy: Key Principles and Case Example Thanks @swcareer | Engaging Therapeutic Resources and Activities | Scoop.it
Interview with Denise Krause, a Clinical Professor from UBSSW about how to use Solution Focused Therapy with your clients.
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Solution Focused Therapy is positive approach to helping our students and teachers improve their functioning. This is a nice summary of the principles.
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Building Family Engagement with "Cultural Brokering" - School Social Work Net

Building Family Engagement with "Cultural Brokering" - School Social Work Net | Engaging Therapeutic Resources and Activities | Scoop.it
4 1 8  Ishimaru, A.M., Torres, K.E., Salvador, J.E., Lott, J, II., & Tran, C. (2016). Reinforcing deficit, journeying toward equity: Cultural brokering in family engagement initiatives. American Educational Research Journal, 53(4), 850-882. doi: 10.3102/0002831216657178 What is the study about? Parent-engagement efforts in schools often discount the cultural resources of minority families. This study explored …
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How do you create community with families?
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SuperFlex to the Rescue! - School Social Work Net

SuperFlex to the Rescue! - School Social Work Net | Engaging Therapeutic Resources and Activities | Scoop.it
1 1 Describe your intervention. What type of student would benefit most from it? How do you use it? SuperFlex is one of many interventions by Michelle Garcia Winner and colleagues at Social Thinking. SuperFlex teaches social skills to students using the universal concept of heroes (SuperFlex himself) and villains (the “Team of Unthinkables”). Students …
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Social Thinking is widely used by social workers.  Super Flex is just one of the many curriculums to teach social thinking. Wondering if there is a better tool for progress monitoring than what the author is using?
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Best in Mental Health (3/6/17 - 3/26/17)

Best in Mental Health (3/6/17 - 3/26/17) | Engaging Therapeutic Resources and Activities | Scoop.it
Best in Mental Health (3/6/17 - 3/26/17) < roundup from around the web covering the latest in social work, mental health, private practice & more
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Thanks @swcareer for sharing.  Lots of great learning at your computer screen!
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Create Comic Strips in Google Slides

Create Comic Strips in Google Slides | Engaging Therapeutic Resources and Activities | Scoop.it

In the following video I demonstrate how to create comic strips in Google Slides.

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Great and easy idea to make comincs.  You could make thhem or have your students make them.  Could use for social skill routines, self-talk strategies, self-expression, etc.  
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Restorative Justice with 4th Graders - Part 1 - School Social Work Thnaks @SchoolSocWork

Restorative Justice with 4th Graders - Part 1 - School Social Work Thnaks @SchoolSocWork | Engaging Therapeutic Resources and Activities | Scoop.it
Really powerful change can come from the ground up in education. The emergence of restorative justice programs in schools across Illinois is, in part, a story of excellent grassroots organizing. New laws (specifically SB 100) have started to force schools to take restorative practices seriously and incorporate restorative justice into the fabric of our discipline. The …
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This blog starts the discussion of incoorportation of Restorative Practices and gives a few principles. It is a good orientation. 
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Attitude of Gratitude: How To Be A Grateful Social Worker - Social Worker Success

Attitude of Gratitude: How To Be A Grateful Social Worker - Social Worker Success | Engaging Therapeutic Resources and Activities | Scoop.it
Today I’ll show you how to be a more grateful social worker. November is here. The month of the year we are reminded to reflect on our blessings and express thanks. Here’s the thing: We can feel grateful and intentionally expressing the feeling year round. If you’re not “practicing gratitude”, you are likely less healthy …
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Maybe you have seen this on the internet?  What about doing it with students?
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Free Technology for Teachers: Twine - Write Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Stories

Free Technology for Teachers: Twine - Write Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Stories | Engaging Therapeutic Resources and Activities | Scoop.it
Twine  is an open-source program for writing choose your own adventure stories. You can  use Twine online  or you can download th
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Could this be used to help teach social skills?  If kids choose a healthier path, then could they see what happens? If they choose something not safe, then they could see what the results would be.  Thanks @rbyrne
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How To Make Each Day As Productive As Possible | Daily Infographic

How To Make Each Day As Productive As Possible | Daily Infographic | Engaging Therapeutic Resources and Activities | Scoop.it
How To Make Each Day As Productive As Possible Productivity tips
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This would make a good discussion graphic using a #CoTSEL routine SEE, THINK, WONDER.  
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​17 popstars talk about their struggles with mental illness

​17 popstars talk about their struggles with mental illness | Engaging Therapeutic Resources and Activities | Scoop.it
 
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This listng would make for good discussion about mental health and help people relaize they are not alone. 
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Free Technology for Teachers: 300+ Printable Comic Templates

Free Technology for Teachers: 300+ Printable Comic Templates | Engaging Therapeutic Resources and Activities | Scoop.it
Make Beliefs Comix  is a great multilingual comic strip creation service that I've featured many times in the past. One of the features o
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Check out the Autism / Emotions page.  Could you use this wiuth your students?
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YoMIND- Mindfulness Exercises

YoMIND helps students connect with their bodies and harness their minds so they can rise above the YoMIND emphasizes the practice of mindful movement and focused…
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Great videos recommended by an EI Tecaher for calming kids down using mindfulness.  
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Develop Good Habits - Build a Great Life - One Habit at a Time

Develop Good Habits - Build a Great Life - One Habit at a Time | Engaging Therapeutic Resources and Activities | Scoop.it
Build a Great Life - One Habit at a Time
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This website has many articles/ideas about healthy living.  Could these be used with students or clients?
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Mindful Movements With ClassDojo

Mindful Movements With ClassDojo | Engaging Therapeutic Resources and Activities | Scoop.it
Emotions are powerful: they can either overwhelm you, or become your best friend. Take your students on a journey to understand how they can manage their powerful emotions through mindfulness. This set of activities was created in partnership with Yale University's Center for Emotional Intelligence.
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This looks to be a very useful series.
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Restorative Justice with 4th Graders - Part 3 - School Social Work Net

Restorative Justice with 4th Graders - Part 3 - School Social Work Net | Engaging Therapeutic Resources and Activities | Scoop.it
I have discussed restorative justice here before. In parts 1 and 2 of this series, I described why we are using social circles (the term we use to refer to peace circles) and provided a brief glimpse into the curricula I use. Now that we are ending the year, I will tell you about watching these …
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Descriptive blog about the use of circles in Restorative Justice.
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Here Are The Most Common Lies Told On Social Media [Infographic] | Daily Infographic

Here Are The Most Common Lies Told On Social Media [Infographic] | Daily Infographic | Engaging Therapeutic Resources and Activities | Scoop.it
Here are the most common lies on social media.
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This infographic might yield some interesting discussions with students about internet safety.
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Test Your Awareness : Whodunnit?

Test your Awareness with Do The Test's Whodunnit. Who Killed Lord Smithe? TFL cycling safety advert! How observant are you? How did you do? www.dothetest.co.uk
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A great video to highlight the importance of perception and observatrion.
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Children's Books to Supplement Your Second Step Lessons - School Social Work 

Children's Books to Supplement Your Second Step Lessons - School Social Work  | Engaging Therapeutic Resources and Activities | Scoop.it
3 1 1 3 I really enjoy using Second Step with my elementary students. The lessons are simple and the scenarios help my students grasp important SEL concepts. However, not all of my students get the concepts right away. Some need to revisit the concepts multiple times and in different ways. I have found the use of stories to be one …
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Good reference list for SEL reading with students. Thanks @schoolsocwork
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20+ Inside Out Clips to Help Teach Children About Feelings - The Helpful Counselor

20+ Inside Out Clips to Help Teach Children About Feelings - The Helpful Counselor | Engaging Therapeutic Resources and Activities | Scoop.it
The Disney Pixar movie Inside Out was an instant hit at the box office. Children, teens, adults and especial counselors are drawn to the movie’s relatable characters and life challenges. As mentioned above, counselors anticipated the release of Inside Out and how they would be able to use the movie’s themes in their work with children. …
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This page features a number of videos that may help students understand their feelings better.    They might also help create a common vocabulary.
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