Endorsed by New York Times best-selling author Shawn Achor, by the MTSS coordinator for The Colorado Department of Education, & by psychologists, teachers, & students worldwide: Birdseed is more than a collection of extraordinary quotes and journal prompts. It's a tool that guides teachers towards transforming the classroom atmosphere and engaging students in an authentic learning process. The brilliant activity shared in this book addresses the social-emotional domain, which allows for a balanced approach to education and genuinely prepares students for success within and well beyond the classroom. Author and veteran teacher Anam Cara Cat understands the relationship between emotional intelligence and academic achievement and offers an innovative strategy to educate, empower, and inspire today's youth. The daily activity shared in this book offers a wealth of benefits: * Smooth transitions into class * Daily structure * Strengthens socials skills & fosters character development * Orients students' minds for joy and success * Establishes lines of communication between teacher and students * Creates a safe and welcoming environment for students * Strengthens sense of community within the classroom * Promotes critical thinking and self-awareness * Encourages reluctant writers * Ideal for primary, middle, and high school settings. Share the magic of Birdseed in your classroom and feed your students' souls as well as their minds.