Don’t Just Kick Me Out of Class

Date: June 2nd, 2018

The Tier 2 intervention is who and how and when is someone going to TEACH me the skills I lack?

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Do Kids Have Any Idea Where Comments Go on Social Media?

Date: May 23rd, 2018

Who’s going to teach our students how to use social media if we don’t?

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How to Fix Impatient Kids (and Have Fun Doing it)

Date: May 11th, 2018

I’m not above being sneaky when it comes to teaching delayed gratification!

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The Mistake We Make in Teaching Respect to Abused and Neglected Children.

Date: April 20th, 2018

Here’s my secret for teaching the concept of respect to kids. Try it. It works.

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Consequence: Saying Sorry

Date: April 8th, 2018

Teach kids HOW to apologize. An insincere ‘sorry’ is worthless.

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Cutting in Line at Recess?

Date: April 4th, 2018

Got a little kid who’s shoving and cutting in line at recess. What are you going to do?

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Gangs & Drug Dealers

Date: March 21st, 2018

Gangs and drug dealers offer belonging. Do you? Learning won’t take place without it.

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Your Kid Punched Someone!

Date: March 7th, 2018

A parent told me: “Well, I told my kid if someone goes after him on the playground he should just bash ‘em.”

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Don’t Ban! Teach Skills!

Date: February 28th, 2018

Don’t ban activities. Instead teach kids how to win, lose, wait, take turns. Teach SEL skills!

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Rewards Can Backfire!

Date: December 26th, 2017

I’d be careful about giving extra time on technology as a reward to a kid with low SEL skills!

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