If It’s Always the Same Kids Then What You’re Doing Isn’t Working

Date: December 12th, 2018

If the way you do suspensions and detentions is working at your school, then you won’t keep seeing the same kids over and over.

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The Calm Brain is a Better Performing Brain

Date: December 8th, 2018

Teaching our kids how to sit for a few minutes and do NOTHING will calm their brains and help them to prepare for the next thing.

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Don’t Let Self-Regulation Slide and Expect Kids to Be Ready to Learn

Date: December 5th, 2018

We can’t expect our students to self-regulate if WE have not first HELPED them to regulate. Here’s my tip for an elementary class.

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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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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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Is Cell Phone Use in Class Driving You Crazy?

Date: October 23rd, 2018

Folks, instead of banning cell phones altogether, we need to teach skills. Here’s what I mean.

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DISTRACTIONS, Not Focus, is the ADHD Issue

Date: October 17th, 2018

A kid with ADHD knows how to focus, but when they are distracted by something more interesting, that’s the issue!

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When Is Break Time a Bad Idea in a Behavior Plan?

Date: October 6th, 2018

When is “break time” a bad idea in a behavior plan? And who decides when “break time” is? You? The student?

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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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What’s BEHIND a Student’s Anger?

Date: September 23rd, 2018

Teach kids WHERE ANGER LIVES inside of them.

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