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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Behavior: Trauma at Home & Aggression in School

Date: November 9th, 2019

When kids are aggressive in school, ask yourself if you’re dealing with a kid in trauma.

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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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Distractions? Sometimes I Go With It!

Date: October 24th, 2019

When kids are distracted, don’t fight it!

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You Can’t Control Their Home Lives and It Doesn’t Matter!

Date: October 16th, 2019

We can’t change what a kid is allowed to do at home. BUT we CAN teach them the skills needed to behave in school!

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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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Solve Running in the Hall for the Rest of the Year!

Date: September 18th, 2019

Do you go nuts when kids run in the halls?

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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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