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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Not Belonging Will CAUSE Behaviors

Date: May 1st, 2019

It’s amazing to see how helping a child have a sense of belonging can actually change their difficult behaviors!

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Duties Are An Opportunity to Teach Social Skills

Date: April 24th, 2019

Lunch and recess are a great time to teach kids the social skills they are missing.

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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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Stop Banning Social Media in School!

Date: March 23rd, 2019

Kids have no boundaries on social media. And they never will if we just continue to ban it. INSTEAD we need to TEACH them how to use it!

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Teach Kids to Handle Anxiety, Not Hide

Date: March 8th, 2019

How will our students learn to deal with anxiety if we give them so many accommodations they never have to experience it?!

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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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Kids with Fine Motor Deficits Get FRUSTRATED!

Date: February 13th, 2019

What happens when a student lacks fine motor skills and social skills? BEHAVIORS!!!

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