Archive for August 2016

Change… You, AGAIN????

One of my favorite childhood memories is of being on the playground at our elementary school, zipping down slides, often landing on my bottom; playing on the huge, metal swing-sets, pumping my legs as hard as I could, until I felt I could see forever, and then… when I thought I was high enough to…

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Planning for Engagement

Every single time I’ve been asked to go into a classroom and “teach” behavior management strategies to teachers, I’ve  found one big thing missing … a PLAN for student engagement. Active, meaningful engagement  decreases the need for behavior management. That’s the bottom line. What I’ve come to know, however, is that many teachers plan for…

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The Three Questions

In Jon J Muth’s picture book entitled The Three Questions, a boy named Nikolai struggles with three important questions: When is the best time to do things? Who is the most important one? What is the right thing to do? Based on a story by Leo Tolstoy, The Three Questions,  is one of my favorite books…

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