Behavior: don’t over-reward

Date: April 30th, 2015

Reward systems are common, but we don’t want to OVER reward. Watch this video for more.

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Behavior management: BUILD a child’s confidence

Date: April 21st, 2015

It’s very difficult when a child has a lack of confidence, both for you and the child! Watch this video for my tip on how to BUILD a child’s confidence.

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#3 Adding 2-digit numbers in your head faster than on a calculator

Date: April 20th, 2015

Tom Schersten: Have you ever been told that when you add, you have to start on the right side? Well, it’s not true. The commutative property of addition says very clearly we can add in any order we want to. This video is going to show you how, when you understand place value, you can […]

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Help kids with short-term memory issues not to fall behind

Date: April 14th, 2015

Have you ever had a kid that has problems with their short-term memory? It makes it difficult for them to keep up in class. Watch this video for my tip on how to help these kids.

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What should we do when there is a physical altercation between students?

Date: April 9th, 2015

Sometimes we have to deal with physical altercations between students. Watch this video for five techniques I use.

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#2 Getting kids from manipulatives to written math

Date: April 8th, 2015

Tom Schersten: Happily, most classrooms in the United States are now using base 10 blocks for modeling place value in the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Unfortunately, teachers are complaining that kids are not making the connection between the concrete operations and the abstract representations with the usual math written symbols. These connections […]

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Classroom behavior: our biggest ADHD mistake

Date: April 2nd, 2015

Here’s my tip on how to better address an ADHD-related behavior.

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