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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One kid’s description of curriculum delivery that wasn’t working.

Date: August 7th, 2014

Watch this video [0:49] to learn how one of my students was experiencing today’s go-go-go, faster-faster-faster curriculum. Do you think this would cause behaviors in some kids? Do we deliver our curriculum in a way that kids have time to digest it?

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Reduce behaviors by improving curriculum delivery

Date: January 16th, 2014

Watch this video [0:58] to learn a trick I used in algebra instruction that improved delivery of the curriculum, and hence reduced behaviors.

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Don’t invite behaviors – identify needed social skills

Date: October 24th, 2013

Watch this video [1:08] to see why I think teaching social skills in your classroom is VITAL for academic success.

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