The Behavior Contract

The Behavior Contract Tier II Strategy Sometimes, addressing the emotional and behavioral problems of some students can be as simple as negotiating a deal. A behavior contract can be a great tool to take what can seem like an unresolvable situation and turn it into a win-win for everyone involved. While behavior contracts are nothing …

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year…. right?!

It’s the most wonderful time of the yearThere’ll be much mistltoeingAnd hearts will be glowingWhen loved ones are nearIt’s the most wonderful time of the year -Andy Williams “Most Wonderful Time of the Year” Holiday lights and decorations, endless Christmas songs on the radio, holiday get togethers, extended mall hours— all of the signs that …

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15 Quick Student Engagement Tips You Can Try Starting Tomorrow

quick student engagement tips for your classroom

Keeping students engaged and checking for their understanding while you’re teaching is kind of important. You probably don’t have to think back too hard to remember a time you sat in a meeting where you were mentally unengaged (i.e. checked out). After a few minutes of sitting, if the leader lacked the ability to hold …

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Why SEL?

Some of you reading this may be thinking, “SEL is just one more thing being added to my plate” or “SEL is great but that sounds like something the counselors can do”.  So, let’s start with the “WHY”…. why is SEL important and why should a teacher value it and make time to incorporate it …

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