Keep a “Neutral” Face

Date: June 26th, 2022

When a kid says or does something that gets under our skin, the worst thing we can do is show that it annoyed us. Instead, we want to keep those emotions inside and a neutral face on the outside.

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Trauma in Kids Shuts Down Imagination

Date: May 1st, 2022

If you’ve got kids with trauma in your class and you give an assignment that requires creative thinking, you need to know they may not have access to their imagination.

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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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Pandemic Behavior: 10th Graders Acting Like 7th Graders

Date: February 12th, 2022

This pandemic has caused a gap between developmental age and chronological age for many kids. So what do we do when a 10th grader acts like a 7th grader or a kindergartner behaves like a 2 year old?

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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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Addressing Effects of the Pandemic: Reduce Behaviors, Anxiety, Stress, and Trauma, While Increasing Student Engagement

Date: November 30th, 2021

These uncertain times have made both behaviors and student engagement worse. But, exhausted though many of us may be, we can still take a clear-eyed look at what we can do to improve behavior and engagement now. This workshop will look at how every educator can: Reduce chronic student stress and anxiety with simple, doable […]

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School Behavior: Kids from Tough Situations

Date: August 15th, 2021

Just because a kid has a tough life outside of school does NOT mean that they can’t behave in your classroom. Here’s why.

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What Impacts Kids’ Behavior the Most?

Date: May 30th, 2021

What impacts kids’ behaviors the most? Well, here’s where I think we should start.

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Is Dis-Engagement Always a Behavior?

Date: May 23rd, 2021

Sometimes it’s hard to tell if a kid is actually engaged. Here’s what I like to do to check, whether in-person or virtually.

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3 Books I Love for SEL and Mindfulness

Date: January 3rd, 2021

Sharing resources is so important! So, here are three books that I LOVE to help with SEL and mindfulness.

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