Tear Down Your Behavior Chart!


April 26, 2021

Charlie was in red. I asked another student…why is Charlie in red? The response: "He wasn't sitting right". I'll bump up my previous post on "sitting right". Red? For not sitting right? He went above yellow for that? Even the chart loyalists should admit that "red" is harsh! Geez! So now what? A call home so he can get grounded...

Controlling “How” Kids Learn


April 26, 2021

This was brought to my attention by a friend of the page, and very similar to other infographics used in schools around the world. Let’s break this down, and then let’s provide some alternatives to prove that this infographic is not only unnecessary, it sets unrealistic expectations for many of our kids…kids who want to do well but just can’t...

Model of Child Engagement (MOCE)


April 26, 2021

The Model of Child Engagement (MOCE) grew out of 20 years of clinical practice and represents over 30 years of brain research that has provided professionals a better understanding about how a child develops and what influences their behavior. The goal of this model is to provide professionals with a tool to help them improve the overall engagement of the...

Me – My Daughter – and Vampires


April 26, 2021

Me – My Daughter – and Vampires I LOATHE vampire shows. My daughter LOVES vampire shows. If she could, she would watch the Vampire Diaries all day, every day…and she tries! In an effort to connect with a girl who's growing up too fast, I’ve tried to find aspects of the show that I can get into: A funny line,...

Not As Easy As ABC (data)


April 26, 2021

Not As Simple as A-B-C Liam takes the bus to school. Liam didn’t get a good night sleep last night. He woke up late, so there was A LOT of stress and yelling to get his coat and shoes on and get to the bus stop. Liam’s parents were yelling at each other because everyone was late. He hates when...