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School Safety Resources for Teachers

Promote a healthy learning environment year round with educational lessons and printables on school safety. School Safety Month in October is a great time to talk to your students about conflict resolution, empathy, and communication. You will also find classroom management resources for safety rules and community-building activities to bring your students together.

School Safety Printables

Feeling Words Chart
Bus Safety
The Golden Rule
Teacher's Guide to The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School by Laura Murray
Exploring Cultural Points of View
Sorting Out Feelings
Safety Activities Printable Book (Grades K-4)
The Fire Drill
Miss Mingo and the Fire Drill Fire-Safety Activities
Listening to Another Point of View
It Could Happen to You
How Words Affect Others
Garrett A. Morgan Invents Traffic Light
Science and Social Studies: Staying Healthy
Investigate Activity: Conducting a Safety Survey
More School Safety Printables

Conflict Resolution Lesson Plans

Conflict Resolution Activities
Many Ways to Resolve Conflict
Acting Out Conflict
Practicing Problem Solving
Exploring the Nature of Conflict
Talk It Out Together
Identify the Resolution
What About Fighting?
Brainstorming for Consensus
What's So Bad or Good About Conflict?
More Conflict Resolution Lessons

School Safety References

Resolution Vocabulary
Time Line of Events: September 11-18, 2001

Health & Wellness Resources

What You Can Do to Help Prevent the Flu
Death and the Grief Reaction Process
Impact of Death on Students with Exceptionalities
Relationship Between Crisis and Special Education
Impact of Disruption on Students with Exceptionalities
Impact of Disaster on Students with Exceptionalities
Disasters – Natural and Unnatural
School Safety Connect-the-Dots
Meet the "Faces" of Influenza
Back to School Time: Pencils, Books, and the Flu
Crisis Intervention Information Centers

Classroom Management Resources

Five Styles of Handling Children's Conflicts
Bully-Proof Your Classroom
Responding to Conflict Amongst Young Children
Crisis Intervention Plan for an Intruder
Survey About Conflict and Me
Tape Recorder Fight Role Play
Intervention Strategies for Disruptions
Animals in the Classroom
Emergency Interruption List
Cyberbullying: The Downside of New Media Technology
Talk It Out Together Chart

Activities for Language Arts

The Gorp Reading Activities
The Gorp's Gift Questions
Concerned Mayor
Be a Peacemaker
Put Gorp's Story in Order
Gun Safety—What Would You Do?
The Gorp's Gift Activities
Adam Canfield, Watch Your Back! Discussion Guide

Related Safety Resources

Fire Safety & Prevention Slideshow
Safety Resources for Teachers
Suicide Prevention and Awareness Resources
The Gorp's Gift: Gun Safety Resources for Teachers
Dealing with Germs in the Classroom

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Classroom Organization Tips
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February Calendar of Events
February is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Chinese New Year (2/8), Mardi Gras (2/9), Valentine's Day (2/14), Presidents' Day (2/15), Eating Disorders Awareness Week (2/21-27), and Leap Day (2/29). Plus, celebrate Black History Month, Library Lovers' Month, National Heart Month all February long!

Black History Month
Black History Month (February) is here. Make sure you have the materials to help you teach this important topic, from historical figures (Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks) and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's, to slavery and the Civil War, to racism, discrimination, and the Black Lives Matter movement in America today.

Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, the American Revolution, and the environment. Enjoy!

Coding & Computer Science
Introduce your students to basic coding and computer science! Our Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Kids, Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Teens, and Hour of Code resources make a great introduction to the computer science skills all students will benefit from.