Any Behavior is a Skill Deficit

Date: March 6th, 2022

When we see or hear a behavior, we really need to stop and think about what skill is lacking. If we don’t do this, how can we teach that missing skill?

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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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Improve Difficult Behaviors by Teaching Kids the Social and Emotional Skills You Need Them to Know

Date: November 30th, 2021

Many of the difficult behaviors that get in the way of teaching and learning occur because kids don’t have the social and emotional skills that are being asked of them. The solution is straightforward: identify the social and emotional skills you need your students to have and teach them those skills. Don’t get hung up […]

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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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4 Reasons Kids Get Angry

Date: August 22nd, 2021

Understanding why a kid is angry can help us manage and change related behaviors!

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School Behavior: Kids from Tough Situations

Date: August 15th, 2021

Just because a kid has a tough life outside of school does NOT mean that they can’t behave in your classroom. Here’s why.

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Consistent Learning Shutdown?

Date: August 1st, 2020

I train teachers to do this process when dealing with kids who consistently shut down and refuse to do certain tasks. Trust me, it WORKS!

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Every Behavior Meets a Need!

Date: July 25th, 2020

What need is this child’s behavior trying to satisfy?

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Trauma Blocks Imagination!!!

Date: July 1st, 2020

If a child is dealing with trauma, they aren’t always able to use their imagination. So this is what I do!

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Why Is This Student So Angry?

Date: March 14th, 2020

WHY is a student ANGRY? And WHAT do I do?

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