This "Worry Tree" is a poster I would love to hang in my classroom. It is a resource I think students could refer to, when needed, to help them regulate their emotions and deal with their "problems" in an effective way. Eventually, they will be able to follow this process on their own, and develop their emotional competence - which is an important skill that underlies positive mental health (Reinke et al., 2011).
A Mind Map, created in PowerPoint, that works as a poster or as a mini presentation that could be used as part of staff training or to build awareness. This list of difficulties is not exhaustive but is a flavour of some of the issues that can affect students with Oppositional Defiant disorder.
Look what we found! #iheartcd We can see this as a great addition to a Safe Place and part of the I Choose process in the 5 steps for self-regulation. These can be created with your grade level or children's age in mind!
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A simple poster pinpointing the differences in the behaviour exhibited by children when having a tantrum or a meltdown. Something to put up in your staff room or use as a starting point for staff training/ discussions on managing behaviour. Poster available in 2 different skin tones.