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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FUN Classroom Conversation Starters

Date: December 19th, 2020

Here is one of my favorite ways to get conversations started in class. AND it works for remote learning, too!

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“Talk Time” in the remote classroom?

Date: November 29th, 2020

Y’all know I love Talk Time in the classroom. BUT… Can we still do that with our VIRTUAL CLASSROOMS?

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Better Behavior and Talk Time!

Date: July 8th, 2020

Giving kids Talk Time improves behavior. Here’s how I do it!

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Say It and Keep Moving!

Date: June 24th, 2020

Don’t give students control by waiting around for them to comply! Move on!

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Talking Out Is Disruptive!

Date: June 17th, 2020

Here’s how I handle the disruption of talking out…

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When a Kid BLURTS OUT!

Date: February 26th, 2020

What’s the best way to handle a kid who blurts out the answer?

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When Is the Best Response NO Response?

Date: August 17th, 2019

Sometimes I just need to step back before I even THINK about responding.

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If Kids Know Talk Time Is Coming, They Will Pay More Attention During Instruction

Date: May 29th, 2019

When kids know they will have an opportunity to talk with their friends, they hold it together a lot longer!

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THINK Before Responding!!!

Date: April 28th, 2019

We don’t have to address attention-seeking behavior right at that moment!!!

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