Five Summer Reads to Help you Reinvigorate Your Classroom

Hi Friends! If you’ve been following me on periscope or my blog for any amount of time, then you’ve probably picked up on the fact that I love learning. There is nothing that gets me quite so excited as good learning that can move me forward as a teacher...
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Empowering Students to Stop Blurting

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Social Stories- What are They and How Do I Write One?

What is a Social Story? I first started using social stories way back in 2001 when I worked at a summer camp for kids with autism, and while I have mostly used this strategy for kids on the autism spectrum, I think these tips are useful for any kid with some social...
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Setting Kids Up for a Successful Field Trip

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Surviving Standardized Testing with Student Confidence Intact

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What To Do When the Lid gets Flipped

  Here is a link to the book that I brought up in the periscope.  This is a great resource for teachers and parents. Over 60 Techniques, Activities, & Worksheets for Challenging Children and Adolescents  (affiliate link)   How to Stay Calm Develop a...
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Behavior Contracts 101

Check out my persicope from the itteachtvnetwork on how to use behavior contracts in your...
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Responding to Defiant Students with Dignity and Grace

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Stopping “Disrespectful” Behavior Before It Starts

  Quotes & Resources discussed in this video:   “85% of people remember something so shaming that happened in school that it forever changed how they thought of themselves as learners.” The Power of Vulnerability by Brene Brown...
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Find Out What Makes Your Students Tick

I’m sure you’ve heard of the great relationship book The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman, but did you know that there’s a version for kids? (Amazon affiliate link) In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I have been discussing love languages with...
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What To Do When the Lid gets Flipped

  Here is a link to the book that I brought up in the periscope.  This is a great resource for teachers and parents. Over 60 Techniques, Activities, & Worksheets for Challenging Children and Adolescents  (affiliate link)   How to Stay Calm Develop a...

Find Out What Makes Your Students Tick

I’m sure you’ve heard of the great relationship book The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman, but did you know that there’s a version for kids? (Amazon affiliate link) In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I have been discussing love languages with...