Learning and Sharing

Turn On Your Social Filter

on October 30, 2015

social filter collage


Here are just a few important ways that a social filter protects us:

  • keeps us from saying hurtful words to others
  • keeps us from embarrassing ourselves
  • keeps us from making social mistakes
  • helps us stay out of trouble


This week the Flexible First Graders learned how to filter thoughts to decide if they should “think it” or “say it”.  Julia Cook’s book, I Can’t Believe You Said That! is always a big hit with students.  We also learned a great deal from Professor Cranium.  My Social Filter is a product created by Jenna Rayburn and available in her store at

Effectively using your social filter takes lots of practice, especially if you need to work on filtering angry words.  An upset brain has to work hard to control those angry thoughts before they turn into spoken words.

Find this activity as a free download at


Have a spooky good weekend, everyone!







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