No Differentiation? You’ll Get Behaviors Every Time!

Date: September 25th, 2019

What is it telling you when half of your students raise their hand after you teach a concept?

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If You’re Asking Them to Work in Groups, YOU BETTER TEACH ‘EM HOW!!!

Date: August 4th, 2019

Even if you have a great lesson plan, you still might get really awful behaviors unless you teach them the social skills they’ll need for it.

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It’s Hard to Be Creative If You’re Traumatized

Date: June 26th, 2019

Trauma makes it harder for kids to do school assignments that require imagination. So what can you do?

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But I Teach My Subject, NOT Behavior!!!!

Date: March 20th, 2019

We don’t want to focus on just the subject that we’re teaching. We need to remember that whatever the subject is, we are teaching KIDS!

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Teaching SEL is NOT Complicated

Date: September 8th, 2018

I teach SEL on purpose all the time. Here are some of my ideas.

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Help a Kid Get Organized and Their Behaviors WILL Improve

Date: June 8th, 2018

I’ve got a bunch of strategies for helping kids find their own, organic ways to organize.

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I Failed History Because I was a Bit of a Behavior Problem!

Date: May 16th, 2018

I failed history in high school and then years later I taught it to kids who hated it as much as I had.

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Behavior: teach ’em GROUP skills

Date: August 2nd, 2017

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Behavior: don’t tax attention spans

Date: December 27th, 2016

Do we recognize the warning signs from our students when their receptive language is tapped out? Watch this video for some examples of those warning signs and what I do to help the class get back on track.

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What social skills does a kid need for today’s lesson?

Date: May 24th, 2016

To help prevent behaviors, look ahead at your lesson plan and figure out what social skills your students will need. And then make sure to teach those social skills before getting into the academic lesson. Watch this video for more.

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