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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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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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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Bring Kids and Adults Together with a Culture Calendar

Date: December 26th, 2021

A school-wide, year-long “Culture Calendar” gets adults and kids interacting in a different way, which then causes the kids to see the adults differently. And that’s a good thing!

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How to Put SEL into Academic Lesson Plans

Date: December 19th, 2021

The 5 core competencies of Social and Emotional Learning can, and should, be built into ANY academic lesson plan. Here’s how.

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Yes, Kids Can Behave Differently at School Than at Home

Date: November 6th, 2021

Don’t give up on kids who have learned poor behaviors at home! TEACH them how to behave in school! Behaving differently in different environments is a skill that will stay with them for LIFE!

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How Do Kids Learn to Behave Differently?

Date: October 31st, 2021

Kids, and adults for that matter, will change their behavior around you if you change your RESPONSE to it.

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Culture of Adults Dictates Culture of Kids!

Date: October 3rd, 2021

It’s not always about teaching SEL skills — sometimes it’s about MODELING SEL skills with our colleagues in front of our students. When we do this it is so powerful for our students.

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Amazing DECREASE in Behaviors, Bullying…

Date: September 5th, 2021

When adults are visible in school hallways, two things happen: behaviors DECREASE, and kids become comfortable with you, just because they SEE you regularly!

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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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