This practical, innovative resource for teachers of 9-12 year olds who exhibit difficult behavior helps children safely address typical difficulties through activities and group discussion.

Coping with Loss and Taking Time Out
Coping with loss and taking time out
Warm-Up Activity – ‘I Went Shopping’

The facilitator starts by saying, ‘I went shopping and I bought …’ This sentence then gets passed around the whole of the circle so that each student can add an item of shopping to the list. By the time it gets to the last student in the circle there will be quite a long sentence to remember. This is quite a fun game, however, and the students generally enjoy it. They can be encouraged to make use of visual cues and to try and visualise the item with the person as they go round the circle. This strategy does seem to help some individuals to retain the ...

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