Youre a teacher. You are on the front line every day with your students, and in addition to teaching academic content, you are often the first person to field any number of emotional needs your students may bring into your classroom. That domain is often left to school counselors, social workers, or psychologists, but in the absence of such professionals, or in addition to their expertise, there are simple and concrete tools you can use to help your students learn healthy coping strategies.This book is intended as a resource and is divided into four sections addressing the most common needs you may see in your classroom: grief and loss, bullying, off-task behaviors, and adoption. Each section will give you background information on the topic, practical strategies to use with students, frequently asked questions, and resources. Sample scripts are included for specific examples of conversations to have with kids.