"Calm down" is a phrase that we all use, especially with kids when experiencing intense emotions. Here are some alternative phrases that just might yield better results, and an action plan to put them in place.
Linking visuals to Conscious Discipline's helpful language
Safe Place Breathing Icons linked from Denver Cooperative Preschool. (Conscious Discipline - Becky Bailey, Ph.D.)
Make a calm down choice poster or ring so students can pick how they want to calm down. Giving students choices is so important! Perfect for my preschool & pre-k students.
A set of four posters to go along with conscious discipline.
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Anchor chart for brain start smart. Conscious discipline
School Family Job Set – Conscious Discipline
conscious discipline with helpful phrases to print out and job chart printables