Behavior: can I sit with my friends?

Date: March 1st, 2017

When kids want to sit with their friends, use it as an opportunity to teach skills. Watch this video to see how.

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Behavior: handling distractions!

Date: February 1st, 2017

Kids can be very easily distracted. Watch my video to see my tip on how I handle it.

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Do you make criss-cross applesauce a behavior issue?

Date: January 25th, 2017

Do we get too caught up in how our students are sitting? If they are paying attention and doing what they are supposed to, does it really matter how they are sitting? Watch my video for more.

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Behavior: define responsibility in kid-speak

Date: January 18th, 2017

For students to fully understand what we want from them, we need to explain it using kid-speak. Watch my video to see what I mean by this.

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Do you use questions to manage behavior?

Date: January 11th, 2017

We can’t rely on asking questions to help manage behaviors. Watch my video to see why.

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Behavior: avoid winter apparel meltdowns in little kids

Date: January 3rd, 2017

We all know how difficult winter time is with little kids. They have so many things they have to put on to go out to recess! Often this causes behaviors. Watch my video for my tip on how to prevent these behaviors.

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Behavior: don’t tax attention spans

Date: December 27th, 2016

Do we recognize the warning signs from our students when their receptive language is tapped out? Watch this video for some examples of those warning signs and what I do to help the class get back on track.

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Behavior: do you teach kids HOW to self-regulate?

Date: November 10th, 2016

We sometimes use time outs when kids need to calm down. But I like to make sure those kids are learning how to self-regulate their behavior when in a time out. Watch this video to see how I do that.

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Behavior: not a language-based learner?

Date: August 17th, 2016

Some students are not language-based learners. They just don’t understand the directions we give them. So instead of just TELLING them what I want them to do, I will SHOW an example. Watch this video for more.

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What social skills does a kid need for today’s lesson?

Date: May 24th, 2016

To help prevent behaviors, look ahead at your lesson plan and figure out what social skills your students will need. And then make sure to teach those social skills before getting into the academic lesson. Watch this video for more.

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