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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How I Change Behavior

Date: March 20th, 2022

Intervention is the purposeful teaching of skills, and it is a powerful way to change a student’s behaviors.

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My Advice on Cafeteria Duty

Date: March 13th, 2022

I have a thing or two to say about how to do Cafeteria Duty.

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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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Behavior 101: Don’t Take the Bait!

Date: February 27th, 2022

Here are some tips to help prevent getting “baited” by a student’s behavior.

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