Banished to the Back of the Line….Because You Were Struggling.
It’s a new school year, and therefore it’s not uncommon to see teachers spending a lot of energy making sure rules are followed and expectations are met. One area that...
You Can Join Us, But Only If You’re Good???
Dear Educators, When you have “end of year”, “end of semester” or “end of testing” parties, and base participation in those events on “good behavior”, you’re making some children feel...
I went to an elementary school early to experience the morning dropoff and help anyone who may need a little support with the transition into school. As I arrived at...
Manipulating Kids via Mascots: Compliance-Based Behavior Management Under the Guise of School Spirit.
Bulldog BucksCougar CashLion LootPanther PointsTiger TicketsSpartan Stars Schools are addicted to using extrinsic rewards to get compliance. The philosophy is simple and steeped in behaviorism: Reward the behavior you want,...
Taking Away Recess: A Revenge Mindset
A little boy had recess taken away from him. The reason? He was standing at lunch. They told him to sit down, and he did, but then he stood up again....
About MeGreg Santucci is a Pediatric Occupational Therapist and the Founding Director of Power Play Pediatric Therapy. Greg has been working with children and families for over 20 years, providing OT services in schools, homes and outpatient therapy centers throughout New Jersey. Greg is certified in Sensory Integration and the creator of the Model of Child Engagement, a clinical framework to help professionals and parents focus on a child’s safety needs prior to addressing their regulation and sensory processing skills, with the goal of improving a child’s participation in daily activities. Greg has been lecturing nationally for over a decade on topics related to sensory processing, child development and behavior, and consults with parents and educators around the world. Greg has dedicated his career to promoting neurodevelopmentally-informed, relationship-based interventions to help parents and teachers support children of all abilities and learning styles. Greg is the father of two children and is married to a Pediatric Occupational Therapist, so he shares his toys with everyone in his family.
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Two Sides of the Spectrum Podcast
That Early Childhood Nerd
Gentle Parents Unite Podcast
The Better Behavior Show
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