Don’t Belong? Harder to Learn.

Date: January 16th, 2022

When kids don’t have a sense of belonging, it makes it difficult for them to learn. And, thanks to the pandemic, many of our students are struggling with feeling like they don’t belong!

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BE PREDICTABLE in Times of Uncertainty

Date: January 9th, 2022

Behavior unravels when things are not predictable and consistent, which is exactly what’s been happening this past year and a half!

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What Impacts Kids’ Behavior the Most?

Date: May 30th, 2021

What impacts kids’ behaviors the most? Well, here’s where I think we should start.

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Is Dis-Engagement Always a Behavior?

Date: May 23rd, 2021

Sometimes it’s hard to tell if a kid is actually engaged. Here’s what I like to do to check, whether in-person or virtually.

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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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Mask Power Struggles!

Date: January 10th, 2021

Right now, one of the most common questions that a client will ask me is, “How should we handle a student who REFUSES to wear a mask?” This is what I recommend.

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3 Books I Love for SEL and Mindfulness

Date: January 3rd, 2021

Sharing resources is so important! So, here are three books that I LOVE to help with SEL and mindfulness.

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FUN Classroom Conversation Starters

Date: December 19th, 2020

Here is one of my favorite ways to get conversations started in class. AND it works for remote learning, too!

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