Behavior: I Gotta Belong!

Date: March 4th, 2020

If I don’t feel like I belong, you’re going to get behaviors from me!

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Calling a Kid “Your Kid” or “My Kid” Should Not Be Allowed

Date: December 1st, 2019

A common Tier 1 cultural issue in most schools is saying, “That’s your kid!”

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Relationships Make or Break Behavior

Date: September 7th, 2019

A kid is not going to feel bad about misbehaving for you if they don’t have a relationship with you…

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When We Don’t Belong, We Won’t Participate

Date: August 28th, 2019

A sense of belonging gives a kid confidence to do more in school!

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Not Belonging Will CAUSE Behaviors

Date: May 1st, 2019

It’s amazing to see how helping a child have a sense of belonging can actually change their difficult behaviors!

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Attention-Seeking Misbehavior and My Unusual Response

Date: October 20th, 2018

I get a lot of argument about this, but here’s what I do when a kid uses misbehavior to get attention.

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Switch Time is Fun

Date: October 3rd, 2018

Both kids and teachers love ‘Switch Time!’ What is it? A fun way to build community!

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Gangs & Drug Dealers

Date: March 21st, 2018

Gangs and drug dealers offer belonging. Do you? Learning won’t take place without it.

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Behavior: Maximize the Relationship

Date: September 27th, 2017

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Classroom management: I establish trust before rigor!

Date: August 16th, 2017

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