Perfect for back to school: Three fantastic icebreakers that get kids talking and start building relationships from the first day of school.

Icebreakers that Rock

Too many icebreakers require students to take massive social risks with people they barely know. Or they don't really help students get to know each other. Or they are just plain cheesy. Here are three that are actually good. Great if you teach in a speci

18 Things Mentally Strong People Do - Mentally strong people have healthy habits. They manage their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in ways that set them up for success in life.  By Amy Morin, psychotherapist & licensed clinical social worker. Follow Morin's column on Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/what-mentally-strong-people-dont-do  . . . .   ღTrish W ~ https://www.pinterest.com/trishw/to-ponder/  . . . . #mytumblr

18 Things Mentally Strong People Do

18 Things Mentally Strong People Do - Mentally strong people have healthy habits. They manage their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in ways that set them up for success in life. By Amy Morin, psychotherapist & licensed clinical social worker

The Top 10 Skills Clinical Social Workers Must Develop < based upon an interview with Nancy Smyth, Dean of the UB School of Social Work [also applicable to other mental health providers]

Nancy Smyth, Dean of the UBSSW, provides valuable career guidance on the skills clinical social workers need to focus on at the beginning of their careers.

Who needs social workers?

Who Needs Social Workers

The Art of Self-Disclosure in Therapy by Social Work Career Development < some of the key take-aways from Janine Roberts, Ed.D.'s talk about "Therapist Self-Disclosure"...

A good reminder.The Art of Self-Disclosure in Therapy by Social Work Career Development < some of the key take-aways from Janine Roberts, Ed.'s talk about "Therapist Self-Disclosure".

Reflecting back on this class and the past couple years, I read this and it made me proud of what we are all becoming.

This affirmation was inspired by the Arkansas chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.

The kids who need the most love will ask for it in the most unloving of ways.

It's important for us to keep this in mind when we think a student is just trying to make life difficult for everyone else.

DIY Classroom Board Game!

DIY Classroom Board Game

Find the latest teaching resources and ideas for the elementary and middle school classroom. Interactive notebooks, classroom management, and

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