How Many Times Do I Have to Tell Them?

Date: August 14th, 2019

Here’s my answer to the perennial question: How many times do I have to tell them!?

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We MUST Teach Anger Self-Management

Date: August 6th, 2019

Do you TEACH kids how not to become angry? Or do you just give the kid an out when they’re angry?

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If You’re Asking Them to Work in Groups, YOU BETTER TEACH ‘EM HOW!!!

Date: August 4th, 2019

Even if you have a great lesson plan, you still might get really awful behaviors unless you teach them the social skills they’ll need for it.

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Poor Conversation Skills Can LOOK Like Behavior Problems

Date: July 31st, 2019

There are a lot of skills needed for a conversation. Are you teaching them?

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Behaviors Are Symptoms of Skill Deficits

Date: July 17th, 2019

Somewhere in your life you were taught life skills. Were your students?

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A Messy Classroom is a Red Flag You’re Not Teaching Self-Regulation

Date: July 14th, 2019

We always say kids with trauma are disregulated. And they will stay that way UNLESS we teach them how to self-regulate!

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Stop Making Kids Apologize!

Date: July 10th, 2019

Stop making kids apologize UNTIL you teach them what a real apology is.

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What’s the Goal of a Consequence?

Date: May 15th, 2019

Consequences should cause a child to learn something about their behavior!

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Traumatized Kids Can’t Always Do Recess

Date: May 11th, 2019

If you’re getting behaviors at recess from kids with trauma, here are some of my ideas.

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If I’ve Never Been Regulated at Home…

Date: May 8th, 2019

If kids aren’t getting regulation at home, they can’t regulate themselves in school. What can YOU do about that?

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