It’s a new year, a new month, and I’m almost willing to bet that most of you reading this have established some new goals for yourself! I know I have! But… have you ever thought about asking your students to set goals for themselves? I’m sure some of you have, depending on the age of … More Goals for the New Year!!
Welcome to 2016!!!! I hope everyone had a wonderful winter / holiday break!!! Today’s post is aimed at our fabulous teachers!!! I know all of you could not wait to come back to school, but unfortunately some of our students may not feel the same way. 🙂 Here are just a few ideas I found that … More Back to School Blues???
As we approach the holidays, I just wanted to bring up a few things to think about if you have kids at home during the school break. Remember that some kids struggle with the holidays for many different reasons. Routines at home are different than routines at school. Some kids LOVE this because they are … More One more week…..
Hi Everyone!!! With the holidays coming up, end of semester exams, thoughts of travel, and being away from friends for a couple of weeks, I thought that this week was appropriate to talk about some interventions for anxiety in our kiddos. The holidays often bring about anxiety for everyone… for a variety of reasons. However, … More Anxiety Related Interventions
In light of the recent tragedy in Paris, I thought I would discuss a little bit about how we should talk to our children about these types of events. I want to begin with the statement that the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) put out: Sunday, November 15, 2015 Download PDF Version Bethesda, MD—On … More Response to Tragedy
Hi Everyone!!! I’m a little late posting this week… but I thought I’d change it up a little bit…. a slight break from interventions. 🙂 So… this week is School Psychology Awareness Week and I thought I’d use this blog post for a little boost in awareness. For as long as I’ve been a school psychologist, this … More School Psychology Awareness Week
Hi everyone…I’ve seen some of this week’s behavior this past week in a few different places, so I thought I would share some ideas and insight into this behavior. What behavior do you see? This week’s behavior is defiance. This behavior looks similar no matter whether it is in the home, classroom, or community setting. What is … More Defiance
Hi Everyone! After my post on Monday, I received a question about how a reflection center would look in a high school setting and what it might include. In the middle and high school settings, it would definitely look a little different than in an elementary school. My thoughts are that it could look one … More Update to “Reflection Center” post
What behavior do you see? This can include any type of behavior, such as off-task, non-compliant, overwhelmed / overstimulated, etc. What can you do about it? Try using a “Reflection Center” in your classroom! Reflection centers are a designated area in a classroom in which students may be asked to go or ask an adult to … More Reflection Center
So my first post here is all about coping with unwanted behaviors in the classroom. This can be used for students in any grade (K-12+) because it can be adapted to each child’s skill level and their needs. First …… What behavior do you see? Student is exhibiting unwanted behavior in the classroom. Examples: talking out … More Behavior Journals