It has been awhile since my last post, and I apologize for that…. but this school year has started with a bang and has just not slowed down at all!! This week is School Psychology Awareness Week and I wanted to address this just a little bit today in a way that will hopefully provide … More School Psychology Awareness Week 2016
Welcome back to school everyone!!! I hope that your 1st week went well. Some of you may have had the best 1st week ever, and some of you may have had a few bumps in the road. Today’s post is meant to be a reminder to think about why we are here and why we do what … More One week down….
So, as I write this …schools are about to dismiss their students for the last time this school year. One of the things we all ask our students is “what are you going to do for the summer?” We ask them if they’re going to the beach or on vacation, if they’re going to read … More School’s Out for Summer!
So I know Milestones is over at my elementary school now (PHEW!!!), and my high school is in the midst of taking theirs, but testing is by no means over unfortunately!! There are still STAR tests, DRA’s, chapter tests, unit tests, AP exams, final exams, etc. I’m sure I’m missing a few….. So… with all of … More Test Anxiety Anyone??
It’s that time of the year…. the weather’s getting warmer, the flowers are starting to bloom, (and of course there’s the pollen here in the south), spring sports are starting, and Spring Break is about to happen! Are the kids focused on being in class, or are they thinking about when recess or lunch is … More Spring Fever?
This week’s post is all about memory. I have encountered many students lately that struggle with memory, so I thought I would provide some suggestions on how to cope with memory struggles. Did you know there are different types of memory? … More What do you remember?
Organizational Skills…. This word seems to be popping up for me almost every day in my schools. From elementary to high school, teachers and parents are saying that their students need organizational skills assistance in class and at home, and students are telling me that they feel they need help with organization when it comes … More Organizational Skills
In honor of kindness week at my schools this week, I thought I’d dedicate this post to the many ways we can show kindness toward others. Kindness is defined as “the state or quality of being kind” or engaging in “a kind act or favor”. Just one small gesture of kindness can make such a … More 105 Random Acts of Kindness
What is more frustrating than trying to teach or help a student that isn’t interested and doesn’t try? Nothing, really. It’s hard to understand..isn’t it?…. especially when you know the student is capable of doing so much more. Let’s take this scenario… We’ll call our student Johnny. Johnny is a 9th grader. Up until … More How to Motivate the Unmotivated Student
This week, we are focusing on how to help kids with attention difficulties. I know you all see them in your classrooms because I see them too!! 🙂 First, what are attention difficulties really? A common myth about children with attention problems is that they aren’t paying attention at all. But children who struggle with … More Strategies for Attention Difficulties