A INTERACTIVE COPING SKILLS TOOL TO USE IN YOUR CALM CORNER
Our coping skills spinner is a fun, hands-on calm down corner tool that will help students to self regulate. This printable SEL spinner craft helps students to identify their feelings. In addition, it provides strong calming strategy visual supports. There are tons of school-friendly coping tools that help students to get ready to learn and get along with others.
Ways to Use
Teachers and school counselors can use this SEL resource as a part of their classroom management and/or social-emotional curriculum. In addition, it works great as a small group activity. Or as an individual intervention for students who need additional support with self-regulation. The My Coping Skills Spinner is also a perfect calm down corner tool to add to your Take A Break classroom area.
Why Teach Self-Regulation Skills
Teaching children self-regulation tools helps the thinking part of their brain, the pre-fontal cortex, to remain engaged and in charge. Many of our students need extra support in this area, often coming to school already in a state of fear, worry & chronic stress. Until we help students manage and relate -with kindness & compassion-to these challenging emotional experiences, they will have a hard time learning the academic tools that students need to be successful in and out of school. Using this coping skills spinner tool in your calm down corner is a great way to help students self-regulate.
Be sure to download our free Feelings Scale; another interactive tool you can add to your Calm Corner.