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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Your Presence in the Hall Will Change Behaviors

Date: October 31st, 2018

Want to start changing behaviors school-wide tomorrow? Get every single teacher to stand in the hall between classes.

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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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How to Pay Attention When You Can’t But Must

Date: June 27th, 2018

The problems is distractions, right? So here’s how to handle distractions!

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Help a Kid Get Organized and Their Behaviors WILL Improve

Date: June 8th, 2018

I’ve got a bunch of strategies for helping kids find their own, organic ways to organize.

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I’ll Do Anything to Get My Class Back on Track

Date: June 6th, 2018

When kids start to unravel, well, I get creative! IT WORKS!

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Getting an Off-Task Edgy Kid Back on Task

Date: May 29th, 2018

There’s usually no need to be confrontational and up the ante. Here’s what I do.

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Unruly Kids and Traumatized Kids NEED Classroom Jobs

Date: May 27th, 2018

Kids who can’t self-regulate? I use classroom jobs to teach them. Kids from trauma really need this!

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