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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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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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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Consistency SOLVES Behavior Problems

Date: September 19th, 2021

When we are NOT consistent we create behavior problems. END OF STORY!

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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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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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Behaviors and Academic Bell-to-Bell During Covid

Date: February 21st, 2021

There are some things we have to have time for NO MATTER WHAT! Like morning meeting, reflection circle, and recess. These are huge prerequisites to learning! But is it still possible to do them during Covid?

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Struggling with ‘Littles’ and Learning? (cute story alert!)

Date: October 24th, 2020

“Kids have to do PAPERS to LEARN!” Are we sure about that? This video has a real life example of my little neighbor that left me in awe!

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Take Kids OUTSIDE, Remote or In-Person

Date: October 3rd, 2020

There are so many benefits to having our classroom outside! Whether remote or in-person, let’s take advantage of that.

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Remote Learning: Boundary Between Home and School

Date: September 20th, 2020

When we are remote learning, does it matter if we have boundaries between ‘school time’ and ‘home time’?

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