Why I Like Middle School House Systems

Date: March 10th, 2021

Here are my ideas on how to give kids a sense of community if they’ve transitioned to middle school while learning virtually. And to keep that going when they are able to come in person!

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Behaviors and Academic Bell-to-Bell During Covid

Date: February 21st, 2021

There are some things we have to have time for NO MATTER WHAT! Like morning meeting, reflection circle, and recess. These are huge prerequisites to learning! But is it still possible to do them during Covid?

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Behaviors in Art Class? Music?

Date: January 17th, 2021

Here are some ideas about holding kids accountable for behavior in art class, music class, and all the other ‘specials.’

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Take Kids OUTSIDE, Remote or In-Person

Date: October 3rd, 2020

There are so many benefits to having our classroom outside! Whether remote or in-person, let’s take advantage of that.

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Masks & Reading Facial Expressions

Date: August 22nd, 2020

Reading facial expressions IS possible when someone is wearing a mask — and we can teach our kids how!

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When Teachers Are Visible It Changes School for Kids

Date: July 19th, 2020

You’ll be AMAZED what a little contact with kids can do to improve their behavior!!!

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Do Kids Respect Us?

Date: June 21st, 2020

Is it possible WE are causing kids to lose respect for us?

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School Year 2020-21 A.C.!!!

Date: June 13th, 2020

Due to Covid-19, we are all in a transition. What a PERFECT opportunity to make a fresh start when we get back to school!

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Behavior and Respect – Don’t Be Confusing!

Date: May 20th, 2020

How can we expect kids to demonstrate RESPECT if their only definitions of respect are from the behavior posters on school walls?

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Coronavirus: What Will Kids Remember About School? (personal story at end!)

Date: May 9th, 2020

During this time of Coronavirus, can we create an attachment between our students and what they are learning so they REMEMBER it?

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