My role with the kid who plays video games all night?

Date: August 7th, 2022

We might want to pass judgment on the decisions some kids make, like staying up all night to play video games. But instead, focus on the skills you can teach them to still succeed.

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“I’m Autistic” vs. “I Have Autism.”

Date: July 31st, 2022

There’s a conversation going on right now about saying “I’m autistic” versus “I have autism.” What does it mean to educators in the classroom?

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Teach Anxiety Management for the Real World

Date: July 24th, 2022

Anxiety is part of life. If we don’t teach kids how to manage anxiety, then they won’t know how to manage it as an adult.

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Anxiety: “I Can’t Find the Words”

Date: July 17th, 2022

Kids often have a hard time expressing themselves, they can’t always find the words. As much as we want to jump in to help them, don’t! Just give them time!

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Blurred Lines of Authority at Home

Date: July 10th, 2022

When the lines of authority are blurry at home, those kids bring that into school. Which means we have to teach them that things are different at school.

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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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