Screen Time as a Behavior Reward?

Date: July 3rd, 2022

‘Screen time’ as a reward does not teach social skills. Which means you could be making social skills worse by using screen time as a reward.

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Keep a “Neutral” Face

Date: June 26th, 2022

When a kid says or does something that gets under our skin, the worst thing we can do is show that it annoyed us. Instead, we want to keep those emotions inside and a neutral face on the outside.

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Assume Kids DO NOT Have Skills

Date: June 19th, 2022

We make things easier for ourselves when we stop assuming kids have certain skills already. Instead, assume they DON’T have those skills and go ahead and teach them!

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General George Patton or Mr. Rogers

Date: June 12th, 2022

We need to find the balance in our schools between General George Patton and Mr. Rogers.

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When a Kid Swears and Slams the Door…

Date: June 5th, 2022

When you ask a kid to leave the classroom, and they swear at you and slam the door, the best thing you can do is KEEP TEACHING the other kids. Because they’re all watching to see how you respond.

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Overcoming Inconsistency and Unpredictability

Date: May 29th, 2022

We know that consistency is so important when dealing with kids, but have you ever wondered, “Why can’t we be more consistent?”

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Create a “Culture Calendar”

Date: May 22nd, 2022

A “Culture Calendar” would be a great way to build your school’s community!

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SEL and Standing in Line

Date: May 15th, 2022

When you teach kids how to stand in line, teach them the SOCIAL SKILLS involved – they can use these the rest of their life.

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Managing and Changing Difficult Classroom Behavior: A Practical, Uncomplicated Approach for Now and the Future

Date: May 9th, 2022

During the last two challenging years, the typical school day was everything BUT typical. Skills have been lost, behaviors have accelerated, many children are traumatized, and we are exhausted. But there are all those behaviors to deal with, and all those academic gaps to close. Returning to ‘normal’ has turned out to be daunting. To […]

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Teach the Do’s and Don’ts of Apologies

Date: May 8th, 2022

Making a kid give an apology doesn’t actually mean they feel sorry. Here’s how to teach meaningful apologies!

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