Wonder if a Kid is NOT SORRY?

Date: April 21st, 2019

If a student isn’t sincerely sorry, could it be that we need to teach empathy for them to understand?

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Freely GIVE Attention to the Attention Seeker – Unconditionally

Date: April 6th, 2019

Attention is not something you should make a kid with no social skills earn. Give it to them unconditionally!

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Teach REAL Apologizing, Not FAKE Apologizing

Date: February 20th, 2019

We need to teach kids that an apology is supposed to have MEANING behind it! It’s not just saying “I’m sorry.”

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Special SEL Classes Are Fine, But YOU Have to Teach It Too

Date: December 26th, 2018

It’s not enough to have special SEL classes for the students that need it. We need to teach SEL in our classroom everyday too!

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How to Deal with Unpredictable Social Interactions

Date: November 14th, 2018

Do you have a student who can interact with adults but not their peers? Adults are predictable, kids are not!

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“Voices Off” Makes My Teeth Itch

Date: September 26th, 2018

Do you have a kid who doesn’t know how to have a conversation? Here is why…

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Over-accommodating is a Serious Mistake!

Date: September 12th, 2018

Do we hinder a kid when we over-accommodate? We mean well, but sometimes do we go too far?

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Teaching SEL is NOT Complicated

Date: September 8th, 2018

I teach SEL on purpose all the time. Here are some of my ideas.

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Offended and Offensive on Social Media

Date: September 4th, 2018

Let’s teach our kids the SEL skills they need on social media.

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It’s a Big Mistake to Think Kids Know How to Behave

Date: August 1st, 2018

I get a lot less frustrated when I assume kids have NO behavior skills and go ahead and TEACH what I want.

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