Brains Need Time to Process!

Date: February 5th, 2020

Behaviors can happen when we overwhelm students with more information than they can “digest.” Brains need time to process!

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1 in 8 Kids Are Living in Trauma or Abuse

Date: January 15th, 2020

When you put kids in unstructured settings, remember that a huge number live with trauma or abuse.

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She Was Tardy All the Time!

Date: January 11th, 2020

Consequences need to make sense, student by student.

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Behavior: Trauma at Home & Aggression in School

Date: November 9th, 2019

When kids are aggressive in school, ask yourself if you’re dealing with a kid in trauma.

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Behavior: Kid Escalating?

Date: November 6th, 2019

We can’t get through to a kid who is in the middle of an escalation. We need to wait!

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When A Kid Who Has Been Failing Makes A Breakthrough

Date: October 25th, 2019

Don’t blow it when a kid who has been failing makes a breakthrough…

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You Can’t Control Their Home Lives and It Doesn’t Matter!

Date: October 16th, 2019

We can’t change what a kid is allowed to do at home. BUT we CAN teach them the skills needed to behave in school!

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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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Should Traumatized Kids Have Limits and Expectations?

Date: June 29th, 2019

Trauma plays a BIG part in behavior! But we don’t want to make this mistake…

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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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