1 in 8 Kids Are Living in Trauma or Abuse

Date: January 15th, 2020

When you put kids in unstructured settings, remember that a huge number live with trauma or abuse.

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If I Destroyed the Bulletin Board…

Date: January 8th, 2020

A logical consequence when a child destroys a bulletin board is to have that child give back to the school’s community, on his/her time!

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Teachers in Hallways CHANGE Everything!

Date: January 1st, 2020

Teacher presence in the hallways during class change can CHANGE the CLIMATE!!!

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Being Able to Compete is a Skill and Kids Don’t Have It!

Date: December 7th, 2019

Kids can’t handle competition and this is why! And this is what we should do about it!

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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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Kids Need Play to Develop Executive Functioning Skills

Date: November 20th, 2019

Don’t take so much play out of school that kids can’t develop executive functioning skills!

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Are You Sure You’re Teaching Respect?

Date: November 13th, 2019

Attaching respect to rules doesn’t actually teach kids what respect means!

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If We Don’t Regulate Kids…

Date: November 2nd, 2019

What do I accomplish by insisting on coats hung up, boots where they belong, and cubbies clean?

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When A Kid Who Has Been Failing Makes A Breakthrough

Date: October 25th, 2019

Don’t blow it when a kid who has been failing makes a breakthrough…

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Becoming an Authority Figure for Kids with No Authority at Home

Date: September 21st, 2019

This is how you can teach kids that there is a difference between how they behave at home versus at school.

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