Better Behavior and Talk Time!

Date: July 8th, 2020

Giving kids Talk Time improves behavior. Here’s how I do it!

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Say It and Keep Moving!

Date: June 24th, 2020

Don’t give students control by waiting around for them to comply! Move on!

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Talking Out Is Disruptive!

Date: June 17th, 2020

Here’s how I handle the disruption of talking out…

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When a Kid BLURTS OUT!

Date: February 26th, 2020

What’s the best way to handle a kid who blurts out the answer?

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When Is the Best Response NO Response?

Date: August 17th, 2019

Sometimes I just need to step back before I even THINK about responding.

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If Kids Know Talk Time Is Coming, They Will Pay More Attention During Instruction

Date: May 29th, 2019

When kids know they will have an opportunity to talk with their friends, they hold it together a lot longer!

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THINK Before Responding!!!

Date: April 28th, 2019

We don’t have to address attention-seeking behavior right at that moment!!!

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My Outrageous Antics to Get My Class Back On Track

Date: December 29th, 2018

I have been known to do something OUTRAGEOUS to get my class back on track! Here’s an example.

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SEL and Why I Love Cafeteria Duty

Date: November 11th, 2018

Not everyone likes doing cafeteria duty. I LOVE it! Why? Because I look at it as an opportunity to teach social skills!

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Don’t Get into a Power Struggle When a Student Interrupts You.

Date: July 14th, 2018

DO NOT let student interruptions stop your instruction. Here’s how.

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