Don’t Belong? Harder to Learn.

Date: January 16th, 2022

When kids don’t have a sense of belonging, it makes it difficult for them to learn. And, thanks to the pandemic, many of our students are struggling with feeling like they don’t belong!

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Build Kids’ Confidence When You Take Attendance

Date: July 18th, 2021

Let’s build confidence when we do the daily task of taking attendance! This is a strategy a colleague shared with me.

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Behavior & SEL: Relationship Skills

Date: April 3rd, 2021

Relationship skills play a big part in SEL and behavior. So here are 7 relationship skills I recommend we teach kids.

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Why I Like Middle School House Systems

Date: March 10th, 2021

Here are my ideas on how to give kids a sense of community if they’ve transitioned to middle school while learning virtually. And to keep that going when they are able to come in person!

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Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs in 2020-21

Date: November 8th, 2020

This crazy time of Covid-19 has caused many of us to go back down to BASIC needs in Maslow’s Hierarchy.

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Behavior: I Gotta Belong!

Date: March 4th, 2020

If I don’t feel like I belong, you’re going to get behaviors from me!

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Calling a Kid “Your Kid” or “My Kid” Should Not Be Allowed

Date: December 1st, 2019

A common Tier 1 cultural issue in most schools is saying, “That’s your kid!”

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Relationships Make or Break Behavior

Date: September 7th, 2019

A kid is not going to feel bad about misbehaving for you if they don’t have a relationship with you…

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When We Don’t Belong, We Won’t Participate

Date: August 28th, 2019

A sense of belonging gives a kid confidence to do more in school!

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Not Belonging Will CAUSE Behaviors

Date: May 1st, 2019

It’s amazing to see how helping a child have a sense of belonging can actually change their difficult behaviors!

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