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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Don’t Ask an Angry Kid to “Use Your Words”

Date: February 20th, 2022

We’re always coaching kids to “Use your words,” but is that a good idea when they’re angry and upset? I’d rather validate the feeling and get them to take a minute.

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A Different Response to RUDE %#$@!!!

Date: July 25th, 2021

It’s very hard not to be indignant when a kid is rude to us. But is that the best response? Here’s what I do instead.

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Teach Self-Regulation in 3 Steps

Date: July 4th, 2021

Here are 3 easy steps to teach self-regulation. And remember, self-regulation is a big part of intervention.

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Teach 3 Steps to Perseverance

Date: June 5th, 2021

Here are 3 steps I use to teach perseverance, which is tied into self-regulation!

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Are You Disregulating Kids’ Behavior?

Date: May 16th, 2021

When adults aren’t all on the same page in your school, their inconsistency and unpredictability alone will cause BEHAVIORS in kids.

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Behavior & SEL: Self-Awareness

Date: March 21st, 2021

Self-awareness is a huge part of behavior and Social Emotional Learning! I teach it with these four steps.

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Teaching the Harder Emotions

Date: September 26th, 2020

Here is my favorite way to teach kids how to deal with their harder emotions.

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Motivating the Remote Learner (confession at the end!)

Date: August 15th, 2020

During this time of virtual learning, one of the biggest behavior problems we face is HOW to MOTIVATE our students! Here are my thoughts and some research, too. [Zimmerman, B. J. (2002). Becoming a self-regulated learner: An overview. Theory Into Practice, 41(2), 64-70.]

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My New S.E.L. Sensory Sidewalk!

Date: May 31st, 2020

Here’s my NEW, FUN Sensory Sidewalk for Social Emotional Learning. Let’s inject a little play into the serious subject of behavior!

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