Whole Class Having a Meltdown?

Date: January 2nd, 2019

Here’s a FUN and EFFECTIVE technique I use when my whole class is losing its focus!

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Special SEL Classes Are Fine, But YOU Have to Teach It Too

Date: December 26th, 2018

It’s not enough to have special SEL classes for the students that need it. We need to teach SEL in our classroom everyday too!

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TELL Kids WHAT to Do

Date: December 19th, 2018

Instead of telling students what you DON’T want them to do, tell them what you DO want them to do!

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The Calm Brain is a Better Performing Brain

Date: December 8th, 2018

Teaching our kids how to sit for a few minutes and do NOTHING will calm their brains and help them to prepare for the next thing.

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Don’t Let Self-Regulation Slide and Expect Kids to Be Ready to Learn

Date: December 5th, 2018

We can’t expect our students to self-regulate if WE have not first HELPED them to regulate. Here’s my tip for an elementary class.

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The Problems You Cause When You Let School Rules Slide

Date: November 24th, 2018

Do you let little infractions go because you think you have bigger fish to fry? Guess what? That is actually CAUSING the bigger problems!

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Is a Behavior Violating Community?

Date: November 20th, 2018

When a kid violates one of our school or classroom values, the consequence should connect back to that value.

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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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Start the Year Strong, STAY Strong!

Date: August 19th, 2018

My trick for keeping kids gung-ho ALL year is actually easy!

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It’s a Big Mistake to Think Kids Know How to Behave

Date: August 1st, 2018

I get a lot less frustrated when I assume kids have NO behavior skills and go ahead and TEACH what I want.

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