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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All the Ways We Reinforce Attention Seeking

Date: April 14th, 2019

Watch for the signs that you are reinforcing attention seeking.

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Every Behavior Has a PURPOSE!

Date: March 16th, 2019

Every behavior, good or bad, serves a function. So ask yourself, “What is a child getting from their behavior?”

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Trauma Often Looks Like ADHD in Our Students

Date: November 28th, 2018

Kid getting distracted easily? Is it ADHD? Or could it be trauma?

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Is a Behavior Violating Community?

Date: November 20th, 2018

When a kid violates one of our school or classroom values, the consequence should connect back to that value.

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Attention-Seeking Misbehavior and My Unusual Response

Date: October 20th, 2018

I get a lot of argument about this, but here’s what I do when a kid uses misbehavior to get attention.

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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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Behaviors Have REASONS

Date: August 25th, 2018

Why is a kid giving you a behavior? Here are the questions I ask myself to find out.

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Don’t Do the WRONG Thing When a Kid with ADHD is Failing Math!!!

Date: June 17th, 2018

You say no one knows how to help the ADHD kid who’s failing math? Yes we do!!!

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Rewarding TARDY?

Date: June 13th, 2018

You might be making it worthwhile to be tardy? How?

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