Motivating the Remote Learner (confession at the end!)

Date: August 15th, 2020

During this time of virtual learning, one of the biggest behavior problems we face is HOW to MOTIVATE our students! Here are my thoughts and some research, too. [Zimmerman, B. J. (2002). Becoming a self-regulated learner: An overview. Theory Into Practice, 41(2), 64-70.]

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Changing Our Interventions for Extreme Behaviors

Date: August 8th, 2020

When we get back to in-person education, I say let’s take the opportunity to finally change our interventions for extreme behaviors.

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Trauma Blocks Imagination!!!

Date: July 1st, 2020

If a child is dealing with trauma, they aren’t always able to use their imagination. So this is what I do!

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Behavior from Disorganized Kids?

Date: June 10th, 2020

What is the solution for organized kids??? It’s not necessarily what you think!

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My New Favorite SEL Book!

Date: June 7th, 2020

I got a WONDERFUL comment recommending a NYTimes best-seller for kids on SEL. I fell in love with it and wanted to pass it along to you all as well!

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My New S.E.L. Sensory Sidewalk!

Date: May 31st, 2020

Here’s my NEW, FUN Sensory Sidewalk for Social Emotional Learning. Let’s inject a little play into the serious subject of behavior!

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‘Organization’ is a Skill, Not a Behavior!

Date: May 27th, 2020

Organization is not a behavior, it’s a SKILL!

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Behavior: I’m Not Doing This!

Date: May 13th, 2020

Behaviors are sometimes symptoms and we have to figure out what the CAUSAL factor is.

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It Is So Easy to Misuse Breaks in a Behavior Plan

Date: May 6th, 2020

Of course it’s Ok to provide for breaks in a Behavior Plan, but…don’t fall into the usual traps.

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Strong Feelings in the Classroom?

Date: April 8th, 2020

We all have kids in our classrooms who deal with STRONG feelings! How do we help them?

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