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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Trauma in Kids Shuts Down Imagination

Date: May 1st, 2022

If you’ve got kids with trauma in your class and you give an assignment that requires creative thinking, you need to know they may not have access to their imagination.

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I Beg You. Teach Transition Skills.

Date: April 23rd, 2022

There will be behaviors if we expect kids to transition without teaching them those skills!

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Sending Kids to the Office is a Bad Idea

Date: April 17th, 2022

When I was a classroom teacher, I did not send kids to the office unless they were shutting down my instruction. And here’s why you shouldn’t either.

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Change Behaviors with Your Detentions

Date: April 10th, 2022

Here’s how to change behavior with your detentions.

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Disrespect is a Behavior to Manage

Date: April 3rd, 2022

Before we can hold kids responsible for DISRESPECT we really have to define RESPECT. Then we have to teach it.

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Being a Good Listener is Hard

Date: March 27th, 2022

Sometimes the best way to help your student is to just LISTEN to them!

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