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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DISTRACTIONS, Not Focus, is the ADHD Issue

Date: October 17th, 2018

A kid with ADHD knows how to focus, but when they are distracted by something more interesting, that’s the issue!

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Switch Time is Fun

Date: October 3rd, 2018

Both kids and teachers love ‘Switch Time!’ What is it? A fun way to build community!

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Anxious to AVOID?

Date: September 1st, 2018

How can you tell when a kid with an anxiety disorder is avoiding?

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When NOT to Fight Distractions, ‘Cause You’ll Never Win

Date: July 21st, 2018

Fighting a BIG distraction may not be the answer. Here’s what I do…

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Do You Hate Enforcing School Rules?

Date: July 3rd, 2018

Little behaviors don’t become BIG ones when everyone consistently enforces school rules!

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Don’t Assume Kids Know How to Change Activities! They Don’t!

Date: June 30th, 2018

kids how to transition successfully without giving you behaviors.

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Do Kids Have Any Idea Where Comments Go on Social Media?

Date: May 23rd, 2018

Who’s going to teach our students how to use social media if we don’t?

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