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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It’s Hard to Be Creative If You’re Traumatized

Date: June 26th, 2019

Trauma makes it harder for kids to do school assignments that require imagination. So what can you do?

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The Way I Do Lunch Detention

Date: June 22nd, 2019

Lunch detentions can be easier than you think. This is how and why I use them.

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Kids Need Us to Define Behavior Objectively and Precisely

Date: June 19th, 2019

Saying a behavior is inappropriate, and leaving it at that, only tells the child that you personally do not like that behavior. That’s not necessarily enough information for them to understand the problem.

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If I’m Losing the Class I Hit the RESTART Button

Date: June 12th, 2019

Don’t persist in teaching if you’re losing your whole class. Instead, RESTART!

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Timing MATTERS When Giving a Detention!

Date: June 1st, 2019

This is how I handle giving a student a detention so they don’t check out on me for the rest of my class!

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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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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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But I Teach My Subject, NOT Behavior!!!!

Date: March 20th, 2019

We don’t want to focus on just the subject that we’re teaching. We need to remember that whatever the subject is, we are teaching KIDS!

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