This teacher manual is the ‘practical’ book of the IRIE Classroom Toolbox. It includes 1) detailed lesson plans to help teachers teach classroom rules, friendship skills, and emotions, 2) games that can be used to help children develop skills they need to do well in school (e.g. learning to listen, wait, follow instructions), 3) classroom activities that promote children’s social and emotional skills integrated into everyday teaching and learning activities, and 4) songs to reinforce the concepts introduced in the IRIE Classroom Toolbox. The complete manual, as well as the individual sections are available below.Download now
This gives an overview of how to teach classroom rules and detailed lesson plans for commonly used rules in early childhood classrooms. The lesson plans cover the following rules: 1) Quiet hand up, 2) Eyes on teacher, 3) Listen, 4) Inside voice, 5) Walk, 6) Hands to self, and 7) Show me five.
This includes detailed instructions on how to play games suitable for use in early childhood classrooms. The games promote skills related to paying attention, following instructions, memory, and inhibitory control.
This gives an overview of how to teach friendship skills to young children and detailed lesson plans on the following skills: 1) Sharing, 2) Swap/switch, 3) Wait and take turns, 4) Praising, 5) Helping, 6) Asking, 7) Telling & listening, 8)Teamwork, 9) Apologising, and 10) Please and thank you.
This includes ideas for activities to promote young children’s friendship skills. Many of these activities can be integrated into everyday teaching and learning activities.
This gives an overview of how to teach children to understand their own and others’ emotions and detailed lesson plans covering the following emotions: 1) Happy, 2) Sad, 3) Proud, 4) Vexed, 5) Calming down (Doing turtle), 6) Excited, 7) Afraid, 8) Disappointed, 9) Surprised, 10) Nervous, 11) Embarrassed, and 12) Shy.
This includes ideas for activities to help children understand about their own and others’ emotions.
The songs promote the skills and activities of the IRIE Classroom Toolbox and include songs to use for greeting, during transitions, to promote friendship skills, about emotions, and to use as wiggle breaks.