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What is mindfulness PPT

What is mindfulness PPT

Easy to follow slides that can take up an hours lesson if you go slow and engage with the class. This compliments all my other materials on mindfulness.

By jonlee01

Dyslexia, an honest podcast

Dyslexia, an honest podcast

Listen to some of the problems associated with dyslexia, especially in an education establishment. Some ideas may be a little uncomfortable but if you listen to the message I am sure you can act for the best for your students.

By jonlee01

How to Become a Motivational Speaker?

How to Become a Motivational Speaker?

We often witness the common arguments between mother and daughter, where Mother asks daughter to start cooking and help her in doing home chores as it’ll help you in future, and you won’t need to depend on someone ... blah blah blah ... This is called the motivational speech as mother is trying to motivate her daughter to participate in home activities Anyhow, we can say that everyone is a motivational speaker him/herself as they try motivating the listener to persuade on their point. In my view, in order to motivate someone, speaker ought to use the power of words, s/he should know how to convince other as good speakers are well aware of those particular tricks and techniques that persuade other regarding the topic they need to discuss. There can be various topics on which you might be asked to deliver a motivational speech be it finance topic, education, health, social, or controversial issue. A decent motivational discourse requires satisfactory time and planning to empower the speaker to be calm and to manage issues that may emerge amid the introduction. In this article, I’ll guide you how to become a motivational speaker? The very first thing before starting your speech is to hook your audience. 1. Hook Your Audience’s Attention You need to get the audience into action in the first 10 minutes of your speech. How to do it well? Hold a Prop – When you hold any prop before starting your speech, it puts your audience in confusion what you’re going to do with that object? This is the most critical step to capture your audience attention, as the first ten minutes of every speech are important to catch audience attention towards you to start your speech. Show Humor – Another thing that can help you fascinate your audience while starting your speech is humor. The humorous skill can either by utilized by cracking jokes, or start with something funny that not only make them laugh, but also arouse interest in them to listen to the entire speech. Thought Provoking Questions & Individual Anecdotes – What human brain can conceive is individual anecdotes. Ask thought provoking questions to make your audience think. The basic tactics to hook your audience includes the use of props, taking them into action, and ask thought-provoking questions to engage them in the first 10 minutes. 2. Commit Yourself On The Subject For sake of becoming a good motivational speaker, focus on the subject choice. This can be achieved by keep adhering to the outline. The introduction part should inform the audience who you are while the body should give an insight on the subject. Doing this will broaden your scope and keep the speech from looking like it’ all about you, rather making it be a great gift for you.

By hannah_elbert12

The World News Crossword (July 2nd, 2017)

The World News Crossword (July 2nd, 2017)

This eleven-page packet of crosswords begins with a crossword dedicated to last week's world news and the events behind the news. There are several other crosswords that can be used at any time to support lessons or to use in emergencies, or as homework language activities (or in staff meetings). I've found crosswords work well as small group activities, especially the world news crossword, because it generates positive discussions about the world events. Now here's the thing... I know they're good because my students INSIST on getting all the answers and they chatter for the rest of the day about the news events. India's complicated tax system is being replaced by a goods and services tax. That's boring, but the world shortage of a special antibiotic isn't boring. It's potentially very serious. And so is drug-resistance. New Zealand's customs impounded. shipment of Weetabix, possibly because the British Lions beat the All Blacks. But Emirates Team New Zealand won the America's Cup. An Australian boy was flown almost 1000 km because of an accident with fireworks and an eye injury - not the best way fro him to celebrate Northern Territory Day. 60% of British people want to retain EU citizenship and 75% of the world don't have confidence in the US president's leadership skills (and yes, I know, that means 25% do). A study has found that a commercially produced pesticide has a significant harmful effect on bees. The chemical company thinks more research is needed. A study found that immigrant parakeets are liked by the UK public but that they are causing harm. (Guess what? The study's lead researcher was Mr Parrot. Really!!) And yes, the answers are included. There are some crosswords about landmarks or special places in the world... Uluru, The Eiffel Tower, Stonehenge, The Grand Canyon, Banff National Park, The Victoria Falls... and maybe these puzzles will get the students using their smartphones with an atlas or map rather than WhatsApp or FB. There are some Maps crosswords taken from a KS3 Geography booklet that's also available on TES, and a crossword about Climate Change - what causes it, what are the effects, and what can we do about it? So... a crossword all about last week's news and a few other very handy resources to have in your pocket (it's all PDF so you can download it to a USB drive)...

By BFP

The World News Crossword (June 25th, 2017)

The World News Crossword (June 25th, 2017)

The World News Crossword (June 25th, 2017) is a simple crossword based on last week's news events. This week there are THREE BONUS puzzles that can be saved to a USB drive and stuffed into your pocket ready to be used at a moment's notice. Perfect for emergencies. The World News Crossword prompts students to discuss news events around the world. Brexit. Qatar. The White House. Climate change. The Middle East. The Great Barrier Reef. And maybe they'll ask where Sichuan is. Or where exactly is North Korea. Or perhaps they'll ask why - why is it a big deal that a small rural New Zealand newspaper publish the names of drunk drivers? Or that French bus drivers who aren't allowed to wear shorts chose to wear skirts? And then a group of UK school kids did the same - and how did these stories relate to climate change? The News puzzle can be used with young or old students, individually or in small groups, in class or for homework. The three bonus puzzles can be used when substituting for absent colleagues or during rainy lunch times.

By BFP

The World News Crossword (June 18th, 2017)

The World News Crossword (June 18th, 2017)

This is a one-hour self-contained, informative, and very interesting lesson for students from about 10 years old to way older. It's even good fun to do during staff meetings. Get your department to compete the Maths department. (They're think they're so clever.) It's a pdf, so save it to a flash drive on your keyring and have a brilliant lesson in your pocket to use when a colleague is away sick. What happened in the world last week? A forest fire in Portugal and an apartment building fire in London both killed more than 60 people. Britain's government seemed to be in chaos while the newly-formed party of France's newly-elected president won a landslide in France's parliamentary election. Theresa must feel so jealous. Greece received a bailout payment from the EU and then vetoed an EU statement condemning China's human rights record at the UN. (Seems a little ungrateful.) Mind you, the US president seemed to support the blockade of Qatar but then the US sold billions of dollars worth of fighter jets to Qatar. Climate change affected scientists in Canada's Hudson Bay and seemed to have allowed some new plant life and insect pests to flourish in the Antarctic. And while we're down there, historians discovered a 118-year-old painting of a dead bird. They were excited - historians!! Why were these last week's news stories? What was their wider story? There are THREE bonus crosswords attached to this week's puzzle. I almost forgot - there's fear in France that a severe butter shortage will cause either a shortage of croissants, or a significant price increase. Sacred blue!

By BFP

Special Education / Autism Classroom Set Up Pack

Special Education / Autism Classroom Set Up Pack

This is a bundle of autism / spec ed resources from my store that will be great to help you set up your new autism / special education classroom or just to update it and introduce some new strategies. Each resource comes with instructions so you are able to implement them and use them in the best possible way in your classroom! We use these within our classroom every year and they work wonders with our students, so I am able to personally recommend you these resources and know that you will find them just as helpful in your classroom! This bundle includes; ♦ I Am Working For Board This reward system is a great way to keep students focused and engaged on their task, they'll have a visual to show what they are working for and also how much more they have to do to achieve it! ♦ Good Morning Greeting Book Have you ever found it so hard to get students ready in the mornings to start their work day? These Good Morning books are a great way to fix a morning routine to help ease your students into their day. ♦ Good Afternoon Greeting Book Afternoons can be so crazy busy, especially if your students have been outside running around! Settling back down to do work can be a really difficult task, so these Good Afternoon books are a great way to help your students regain their focus and settle back into their work routine. Having this take place every afternoon will introduce a solid routine for your students and they will know what to expect. ♦ Year Round Editable Newsletters If your classroom is as busy as any other Spec Ed class, then you'll find having time to keep families up to date with all the goings on can be really hard work! These editable newsletters are themed year round and can be so quick to put together. It also means that you can email AND print to send home to families just in case! It's a great way to add in little reminders too! ♦ Conversation Prompt Cards It can be really hard for students to try and build conversations and relationships with others in their class. These conversation prompt cards are a great way to encourage students and help them think up new conversation ideas to help improve their social skills. ♦ Communication Book If you have students who are non verbal or have limited speech then these communication books will be a great asset in your class. Once put together, they can be hung up or stored away in a place where the student is able to learn to independently get their book when needed. Having difficulties communicating can be a huge trigger for some students, so having this communication aide set up for them will be a huge help to them and can also help to improve their independence! ♦ Behavior/Behaviour Story A lot of students learn best through visuals and stories. This visual story book is a great way to help students think about their behaviour/behavior and how it will affect others around them. ♦ Class Timeline/Schedule Cards Transition and wondering what is coming next can be a huge burden for some students and get them very anxious. By providing a timeline of the day, students are able to visually see what is happening that day, what's coming next and what they can expect. It will reduce the 'unknown' for them and also the fear that comes with that. ♦ Supporting Autism & Spec Ed Walkthrough This 66 page walkthrough is packed full of literally everything you can imagine to help make your class more suitable for the students. There are so many great ideas including visuals, reward systems, symbols, sensory toys, behaviour/behavior management, iPad apps and so much more. ♦ Home to School Liaison Book The contact between Home/School is vital to help your students with their day to day life. It will keep both of you informed with how the student is doing and if there are any major things going on in their life at the moment. It will also help you to build a stronger relationship with those involved with the home life of the student. This will help you all work together to help the student get the most out of their life and to really help push and motivate them to achieve their best. ♦ Traffic Light Behaviour/Behavior Posters This traffic light system has proved to be a big hit in many classrooms. You can set it up whichever way you like - it could be for behaviours/behaviors or noise levels etc. It's a great way for students to visually see what you are thinking and how the classroom/student are doing right now. ♦ First, Then Visual Boards & Symbols This pack comes with a variety of different boards in 2 different levels as well as over 60 symbol cards! This is a great resource to help your students cope and to provide them with a visual of what is expected over a short period of time - also to encourage them should a 'choice' or 'reward' activity be coming up. ♦ Hitting / My Hands Social Story This social story is a great read for students who may need some support with hitting. A lot of children hit others as a sign of frustration, anxiety, pain etc. - sometimes we may even find no explanation for why they are hitting but hopefully this social story will help reduce hitting behaviours. ♦ Biting / My Mouth Social Story This social story is a great read for students who may need some support with biting. A lot of children bite others as a sign of frustration, anxiety, pain etc. - sometimes we may even find no explanation for why they are biting but hopefully this social story will help reduce biting behaviours.

By nikkirobs

Class Timeline, Schedule, Visual, Symbol Cards

Class Timeline, Schedule, Visual, Symbol Cards

These cards are perfect to use as a class timeline/schedule to improve your classroom management, organisation and help students to visually see what they will be doing throughout the day and preparing themselves. There is a wide range of different symbol cards available, if you require something that is not included please contact me and I will add this. This resource will really help keep your students focused on their task at hand while helping them to transition to the next activity but also knowing what to expect throughout the day. By having a fixed timeline in front of them students will become more aware of what is expected of them through the day - this will especially help with students who may get anxious about the unknown. The symbols included so far; ♦ English ♦ Literacy ♦ Math ♦ Numeracy ♦ Geography ♦ History ♦ PE ♦ ICT ♦ IT ♦ Computers ♦ iPads ♦ Choice ♦ Assembly ♦ Music ♦ Outside ♦ Trip ♦ Park ♦ Walk ♦ Playtime ♦ Dinner ♦ Snack ♦ Home ♦ School ♦ Guided Reading ♦ Art ♦ Library ♦ Drama ♦ Party ♦ Birthday ♦ Celebration ♦ Science ♦ Colouring ♦ Coloring ♦ Writing ♦ Language Arts ♦ Field Trip ♦ French ♦ Bus ♦ Spelling ♦ Group Work ♦ Gym ♦ Lunch ♦ Reading ♦ Story ♦ Cookery ♦ Bathroom ♦ Playground ♦ Breakfast All children, regardless of differing needs, can have huge benefit from having a class timeline/schedule. This is a growing bundle and as requests are made, more symbols will be added to this pack that are appropriate for timeline/schedule use.

By nikkirobs

Autism Resources: Good Afternoon Work Book

Autism Resources: Good Afternoon Work Book

This resource contains a Good Afternoon Work Book / Greeting Book that is a great activity to use on a daily basis with your student(s). This book will help students to settle down and get ready to focus for their afternoon work. Many students may struggle with the transition in the afternoons, especially after playtimes, so by providing this work book as anchor in their daily afternoon routine, it will help them to settle quicker. It is individualised so each student can have their own copy. The document comes as a keynote or powerpoint file. You can add on different wording and add pictures of your student etc. but please note you will not be able to add/change/extract any form of clipart/imagery/text from this document. This is to protect our fabulous clip artists and myself as a teacher-seller. This is a harder, newer version of my Good Afternoon greeting book. This one encourages students to be able to write their answers (you can also add text to it for them to overwrite if they are not yet at the level of independent writing) but continue to also choose symbols for the answer. All symbols are also included at the back of the page, you will need to add some of your own, i.e pictures of staff etc A walkthrough is also included to explain how to use the greeting book to it's best potential. The questions that this greeting book ask are; ♦ my name ♦ how do I feel? ♦ where do I live? ♦ when is my birthday? ♦ how's the weather? ♦ what should I wear?

By nikkirobs