The 5 Causes of Behaviors

Date: January 22nd, 2022

Behaviors always have a cause. Here are 5 factors that are often behind a behavior.

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How to Put SEL into Academic Lesson Plans

Date: December 19th, 2021

The 5 core competencies of Social and Emotional Learning can, and should, be built into ANY academic lesson plan. Here’s how.

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We Can’t “Fix” Kids

Date: December 12th, 2021

We have to remember the purpose of interventions are to teach self-compensatory skills, not to “fix” the kid.

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Teach Kids Self-Awareness! Super Important!

Date: November 27th, 2021

Teaching self-awareness to children is key, and HOW we do it is super important.

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Make Benchmarks Super Easy

Date: November 13th, 2021

Here is my four-step process for making super easy benchmarks that WORK!

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Yes, Kids Can Behave Differently at School Than at Home

Date: November 6th, 2021

Don’t give up on kids who have learned poor behaviors at home! TEACH them how to behave in school! Behaving differently in different environments is a skill that will stay with them for LIFE!

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Adolescents Need Control — Show Them How

Date: October 24th, 2021

Have you ever had a student say, “Adults just want to CONTROL us!!” Here’s how we can show them how they can have some of the control they want and need.

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They Did That ON PURPOSE!

Date: October 17th, 2021

When we think a kid has misbehaved ON PURPOSE, I promise you we’ve missed the point.

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Culture of Adults Dictates Culture of Kids!

Date: October 3rd, 2021

It’s not always about teaching SEL skills — sometimes it’s about MODELING SEL skills with our colleagues in front of our students. When we do this it is so powerful for our students.

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It’s Their Fault. NOT MINE!

Date: September 12th, 2021

A kid’s behavior will not change if they are constantly blaming others for their actions. Until they own their behavior, you won’t see change!

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