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More Strategies to Help Impulse Control in the Classroom

Kids struggle with impulse control.  It's natural.  In the classroom, impulsive actions can mean trouble for kids.  When kids act out in school, attention lags, peers are distracted, and learning suffers.  Recently, I shared some strategies to help kids improve impulse control.  There was a nice list of strategies to help with self-control in the classroom.  It has been well-received with readers so I wanted to share even MORE strategies to help kids with impulse control in the classroom.  

Strategies to help impulse control in the classroom


It's my hope that these strategies can help teachers who are struggling to keep kids on task and focused when impulses are interfering with learning. 

Be sure to grab the free printable (Click Here to Get the Free Printableso you can use these strategies in the classroom or hand them off to teachers and parents of children with impulse control difficulties.

Strategies to Help with Impulse Control


Ask for help
Impulse Control Journal
Pair up with someone who has good impulse control
Use a timer for activities
Count to 3 before answering
Reduce visual distractions
Act out appropriate behaviors
Use timer apps
Tell someone else your goals
Work on problem solving skills
Use a daily schedule
Prioritize important tasks
Work on anger management skills
Make a schedule
Reduce clutter
Play impulse control games like Red Light, Green Light and Simon Says
Create a list of rules and post them where they can be seen
Break big tasks into smaller portions
Provide positive feedback
Use a goal tracker
Teach listening skills

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Strategies to help impulse control in the classroom

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