Tag Archives: behavior problems

Can your Thoughts Impact your Child’s Behavior?

Have you ever been frustrated with your child’s behavior and found yourself thinking something like, “It really doesn’t matter what I do…my child is just not capable of understanding or behaving better,” or “I must not be a very good parent if I can’t handle this”?…

Safety Preparedness

It is important to review the safety procedures at your school a few times a year. This includes reminding staff and teaching students about the procedures, and practicing lockdown drills, fire drills and disaster drills. Each school and district is different, so your procedures will vary, but there is one constant thing to remember: all threats should be taken seriously.…

How Can We #Rethink Discipline?

On July 22, 2015 educators gathered at the White House to Rethink School Discipline.

“The conference sought to advance the national conversation about reducing the overuse of unnecessary out of school suspensions and expulsions and replacing these practices with positive alternatives that keep students in school and engaged in learning, but also ensure accountability.”

As I participated in the Twitter conversation #rethinkdiscipline, I began to think about ways we could avoid reaching the point where we have to suspend students.…

The Disruptors

I spent 30 years in the classroom. So I know a little something about kids who disrupt the flow of learning, having faced them frequently—say, daily—for those three decades. And if there’s one thing I know for sure about kids who are disruptive, it’s this: they’re all different.…