What Were You Thinking

What Were You Thinking Author Bryan Smith
ISBN-10 1934490962
Release 2016-02-01
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Third grader Braden loves to be the center of attention. His comic genius, as he sees it, causes his friends to look at him in awe. But some poor decision-making, such as a few ill-timed jokes in class and an impulsive reaction during gym class that leads to a classmate on the floor in tears, results in Braden's teachers and mother teaching him all about impulse control. Will the tips provided by the adults in Braden's life help him see a better way to manage his impulses? Find out in this hilarious story by Bryan Smith.

My Day Is Ruined

My Day Is Ruined Author Bryan Smith
ISBN-10 1944882049
Release 2016-08-01
Pages 32
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Braden was so excited for his upcoming Championship baseball game! The night before he dreamt of that moment, THE moment, the oohs and ahhs of the crowd as he scored the game-winning run! But imagine his surprise when he woke up to pouring rain, and NO GAME! This, coupled with some events at school that don't go his way, send Braden on an overreaction tailspin! Will Braden be able to recover from his overreacting tendencies and practice the tips of flexible thinking that his teacher and mom teach him? Find out in another comical story by Bryan Smith.

The Impulsive Disorganized Child

The Impulsive  Disorganized Child Author James Forgan
ISBN-10 9781618214034
Release 2015-04-01
Pages 225
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Impulsive, scattered, lost, unfocused, unprepared, disorganized: These are just a few of the words used to describe kids with executive functioning deficits, which commonly affect many children already diagnosed with ADHD, learning disabilities, and autism. The Impulsive, Disorganized Child: Solutions for Parenting Kids with Executive Functioning Difficulties helps parents pinpoint weak executive functions in their children, then learn how to help their kids overcome these deficits with practical, easy solutions. Children who can't select, plan, initiate, or sustain action toward their goals are children who simply struggle to succeed in school and other aspects of life. Parents need the helpful, proven advice and interactive surveys and action plans in this book to empower them to take positive action to teach their disorganized, impulsive child to achieve independence, success, and a level of self-support.

Planning Isn t My Priority and Making Priorities Isn t in My Plans

Planning Isn t My Priority    and Making Priorities Isn t in My Plans Author Julia Cook
ISBN-10 1937870391
Release 2015-12-01
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Planning Isn t My Priority and Making Priorities Isn t in My Plans has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Planning Isn t My Priority and Making Priorities Isn t in My Plans also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Planning Isn t My Priority and Making Priorities Isn t in My Plans book for free.

The Kids Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control

The Kids  Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control Author Lauren Brukner
ISBN-10 9780857009623
Release 2014-07-22
Pages 88
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Packed with simple ideas to regulate the emotions and senses, this book will help children tackle difficult feelings head-on and feel awesome and in control! From breathing exercises, pressure holds and finger pulls, to fidgets, noise-reducing headphones and gum, the book is brimming with fun stuff to help kids feel cool, calm and collected. They will learn how to label difficult feelings, choose the perfect strategies and tools to tackle them, and use these correctly whether at home or at school. The strategies and tools are accompanied by cartoon-style illustrations, and the author includes useful tips for parents and teachers as well as handy visual charts and checklists to track learning and progress. Armed with this book, kids will be well on their way to managing difficult emotions and feeling just right in whatever situation life throws at them! Suitable for children with emotional and sensory processing difficulties aged approximately 7 to 14 years.

Of Course It s a Big Deal

Of Course It s a Big Deal Author Bryan Smith
ISBN-10 1944882111
Release 2017-03
Pages 32
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Braden is super excited to go to the Fun Zone with his brother and parents. He knows what he wants, to drive the go-carts for the first time ever! When he arrives, he learns he doesn't meet the height requirement. He tries to get his mom to intervene, but she refuses becasue "a rule is a rule." And when the guy behind the track tells him it's not that big of a deal because he can ride with a parent, Braden loses his temper and shouts "It IS a big deal! I hate this place!" Braden's mom helps him realize that throwing a temper tantrum doesn't help anyone. She teachers him the steps for calming down so he can think of a way to make the situation better. Can Braden do as his mom suggests? Find out in this third book in the Executive Function series.

How to Be a Superhero Called Self Control

How to Be a Superhero Called Self Control Author Lauren Brukner
ISBN-10 9781784502034
Release 2015-11-21
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Meet Self-Control, a superhero who wants to teach young children his super powers of self-control! Anxiety, frustration, anger, and other difficult feelings won't stand a chance against their new-found powers. Self-Control teaches children with emotional and sensory regulation difficulties aged approximately 4-7 how to calm themselves using self-massage, deep pressure, breathing exercises, and activities such as making an imaginary list and finding their own peaceful place. This illustrated book also features an appendix with photocopiable super power charts, reinforcers, and reminder tools to ensure that parents, teachers, and other professionals can support children in upholding superhero strategies even after the book has been read.

If Winning Isn t Everything Why Do I Hate to Lose

If Winning Isn t Everything  Why Do I Hate to Lose Author Bryan Smith
ISBN-10 9781936734696
Release 2015-07-01
Pages 32
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Teach valuable life skills about winning and losing to children in grades K-6. While practicing good sportsmanship kids develop social competence in displaying empathy, showing respect, and managing strong emotions. Kelsey’s a typical fourth-grader. She likes to hang out with her friends, play games, and do all the standard stuff. But there’s one thing about Kelsey that really gets her into trouble. She is very competitive, and she HATES to lose. So much so that she is not afraid to cheat, throw a tantrum, or just act like a poor sport in general! And not only is she a sore loser, but she’s a terrible winner! Ultimately Kelsey learns that practicing good “sportsgirlship” can help her have more fun playing any game, whether she’s winning or losing!

Kindness Counts

Kindness Counts Author Bryan Smith
ISBN-10 1944882014
Release 2016-08-01
Pages 32
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When Cade's and his family find out their ice cream order was paid for by another patron, they continue paying it forward, and so starts the discussion of random acts of kindness. Cade takes this idea and runs with it, showing unexpected kindnesses to others. But when Cade's dad would like him to donate some of his own toys, he has a hard time. Will Cade be able to learn the importance of being kind to others, even when it isn't easy? Find out in this tale about showing kindness.

Thinking Through Project Based Learning

Thinking Through Project Based Learning Author Jane Krauss
ISBN-10 9781452202563
Release 2013-03-08
Pages 197
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Everything you need to know to lead effective and engaging project-based learning! This timely and practical book shows how to implement academically-rich classroom projects that teach the all-important skill of inquiry. Teachers will find: A research-driven case for project-based learning, supported by current findings on brain development and connections with Common Core standards Numerous sample projects for every K-12 grade level Strategies for integrating project-based learning within all main subject areas, across disciplines, and with current technology and social media Ideas for involving the community through student field research, special guests, and showcasing student work

Is There An App for That

Is There An App for That Author Bryan Smith
ISBN-10 9781936734610
Release 2015-01-01
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Imagine Hailey’s surprise when she wakes up to find her boring old bathroom mirror is covered in Magic Apps! The apps promise to make her taller, faster, smarter, and so much more! What harm is there in trying them? The apps only last one day, and surely this will solve all of her problems, right?! Join Hailey on her comical adventures as she tries app after app, trying to be someone she just isn’t, and begins to realize that trying to be like others isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Hailey learns, with help from her mom and friends, that she has so much to offer just by being herself. And that to truly be happy, she needs to look within herself instead of relying on others.

I Can t Find My Whatchamacallit

I Can t Find My Whatchamacallit Author Julia Cook
ISBN-10 1937870383
Release 2015-10-14
Pages 32
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Cletus is messy and disorganized. His cousin Bocephus is organized and uptight. Bocephus steps in to help his cousin after Cletus' mom refuses to let him play until his room is cleaned.

Solving Executive Function Challenges

Solving Executive Function Challenges Author Lauren Kenworthy
ISBN-10 1598576038
Release 2014-05-01
Pages 165
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"An extension of Brookes's 2011 school curriculum Unstuck and On Target! An Executive Function Curriculum to Improve Flexibility for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Research Edition. Helps children with autism spectrum disorder understand and improve flexibility by hearing the same vocabulary and encountering the same expectations at home and school"--

Executive Skills and Reading Comprehension

Executive Skills and Reading Comprehension Author Kelly B. Cartwright
ISBN-10 9781462521142
Release 2015-07-14
Pages 284
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How do K-12 students become self-regulated learners who actively deploy comprehension strategies to make meaning from texts? This cutting-edge guide is the first book to highlight the importance of executive skills for improving reading comprehension. Chapters review the research base for particular executive functions--such as planning, organization, cognitive flexibility, and impulse control--and present practical skills-building strategies for the classroom. Detailed examples show what each skill looks like in real readers, and sidebars draw explicit connections to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Reproducible planning and assessment forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

Flexible Thinking Program

Flexible Thinking Program Author Melissa Mullin Ph D
ISBN-10 0988775018
Release 2013-03
Pages 78
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The Targeted Learning Concepts FLEXIBLE THINKING PROGRAM provides metacognitive strategies along with fun exercises to help your student develop the ability to think of multiple options for any situation. Flexible thinking is the ability to consider different possible solutions for a situation or problem. Flexible thinking allows a child greater choices and a greater sense of control, contributing to an increased sense of well-being.

Jumpin Jake Settles Down

Jumpin  Jake Settles Down Author Lawrence E. Shapiro
ISBN-10 1882732111
Release 1994-01-01
Pages 55
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Designed to give impulsive children a variety of challenging games and puzzles to help stimulate their cognitive resources.

Causes Cures in the Classroom

Causes   Cures in the Classroom Author Margaret Searle
ISBN-10 9781416616320
Release 2013-11-18
Pages 179
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Whether students leave the classroom confident and goal-directed or frustrated and aimless depends on our ability to do two things: diagnose their needs and deliver support. This challenge can be daunting when students come to school with weak vocabulary, poor planning and organization skills, and problems with memory, impulse control, and attention span. Causes & Cures reveals new neurological research about the root causes of these obstacles and lays out a comprehensive five-step protocol designed to help all educators identify and address common student academic and behavior issues. This essential guide provides * Illuminating case studies that walk you through the protocol in a variety of content areas and grade levels. * Strategies and tools to help you diagnose root causes and develop targeted, effective interventions for your students. * Guidance for extending individualized interventions to large groups. Most of us went into teaching with the dream of helping all our students succeed. We can't let students who struggle wear us down or wait us out. No matter which subject or grade level you teach, this indispensable resource will show how you can help students overcome difficulties and experience real success in the classroom.