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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Blurred Lines of Authority at Home

Date: July 10th, 2022

When the lines of authority are blurry at home, those kids bring that into school. Which means we have to teach them that things are different at school.

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Assume Kids DO NOT Have Skills

Date: June 19th, 2022

We make things easier for ourselves when we stop assuming kids have certain skills already. Instead, assume they DON’T have those skills and go ahead and teach them!

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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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Teach the Do’s and Don’ts of Apologies

Date: May 8th, 2022

Making a kid give an apology doesn’t actually mean they feel sorry. Here’s how to teach meaningful apologies!

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I Beg You. Teach Transition Skills.

Date: April 23rd, 2022

There will be behaviors if we expect kids to transition without teaching them those skills!

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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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How I Change Behavior

Date: March 20th, 2022

Intervention is the purposeful teaching of skills, and it is a powerful way to change a student’s behaviors.

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My Advice on Cafeteria Duty

Date: March 13th, 2022

I have a thing or two to say about how to do Cafeteria Duty.

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Any Behavior is a Skill Deficit

Date: March 6th, 2022

When we see or hear a behavior, we really need to stop and think about what skill is lacking. If we don’t do this, how can we teach that missing skill?

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