Summer 2017

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ATPE NEWS 11 EDUCATION INSPIRATION DO YOU HAVE A CLASSROOM ACTIVITY TO SHARE? Send your photos to and you could be featured in Education Inspiration. Set aside a calming space in your classroom where students can relax when they need to take a break and breathe for a moment. 5 6 7 8 1 Photo courtesy of 2 Photo courtesy of 3 Photo courtesy of 4 Photo courtesy of 5 Photo courtesy of 6 Photo courtesy of 7 Photo courtesy of 8 Photo courtesy of Use these interactive mindfulness notebooks to encourage your students to self- reflect. This website has great ideas to get you started. This simple activity that uses just a jar and slips of paper containing social scenarios is a great way to get students talking about behavioral expectations. Create an empathy game like this one to help your students consider how they would feel in different scenarios.

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