I have a few students who need some help with anger management. For example, a class mate will say something that the student does not like and next thing that I know, the student is in my office very upset. Usually, I will talk with the student right away, but I find resistance because the student is not ready to talk. I have been thinking about goodies to help students calm down and that would be appropriate for high school students. I came across a blog post about calming doodads here Entirely Elementary , ( I love this blog!). I may even use some of these ideas in the future.
I want to be more creative with the students when it comes to teaching new skills instead of just giving them hand outs and workbooks to complete.
I came across these funny fellas or gals. They are nice and squishy.
I was at Walmart yesterday and found these tubs of "Play Clay" for 75 cents each. At a professional development meeting a couple of months back the principal had the faculty mold their biggest fear out of play- do or clay. It was therapeutic for me. I can have the students mold something when they are calming down.
What are some calming doodads that you recommend?