Cool Down & Draw / Cool Down & Write

Who: 3rd Grade & Up

Cool Down & Draw / Cool Down & WriteWhy: This self-reflective exercise invites students to take ownership over their behavior and to acknowledge there might have been more positive ways to respond to a situation.. Building a habit of self-awareness and reflection can anchor students in a more thoughtful, accepting and willing self that recognizes the great value in skill building and positive decision making.

This practice of self reflection is a positive way to navigate through a conflict and determine a positive responsive choice.

Tip: Is there a conflict in the house? Pull out this sheet and have those involved work through the reflection questions. Then, have them share with you what they might have done differently if they had been calmer in reacting.