A Messy Classroom is a Red Flag You’re Not Teaching Self-Regulation

Date: July 14th, 2019

We always say kids with trauma are disregulated. And they will stay that way UNLESS we teach them how to self-regulate!

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If I’ve Never Been Regulated at Home…

Date: May 8th, 2019

If kids aren’t getting regulation at home, they can’t regulate themselves in school. What can YOU do about that?

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WHY Is That Behavior Inappropriate???

Date: April 17th, 2019

Don’t just tell kids their behavior is inappropriate and leave it at that. You need to tell them WHY it is inappropriate!

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Kids Get in Trouble in the World When WE Let Adult Authority Slide

Date: April 3rd, 2019

Every adult in the school is an authority figure, even if they’re not a teacher.

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Stop Banning Social Media in School!

Date: March 23rd, 2019

Kids have no boundaries on social media. And they never will if we just continue to ban it. INSTEAD we need to TEACH them how to use it!

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Don’t We Want ‘Em to LIKE School?

Date: January 23rd, 2019

We want to encourage our students to LIKE school not dread it!

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No Matter the Homelife, Teach Kids to Behave in School

Date: December 23rd, 2018

It doesn’t matter what a kid is allowed to do at home. We CAN teach them how to behave in school!

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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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SEL and Why I Love Cafeteria Duty

Date: November 11th, 2018

Not everyone likes doing cafeteria duty. I LOVE it! Why? Because I look at it as an opportunity to teach social skills!

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