Behavior Management Strategies to Establish a Positive Classroom Culture Establishing a positive classroom tone is crucial for a successful school year. Here are seven specific actions teachers could take during the first week of school to set a positive classroom tone: Establish Clear Expectations: Clearly communicate your behavioral expectations to students from the beginning. Set clear rules and consequences for the classroom and ensure that students understand them. Create a Welcoming Environment: Set up the physical space in a way that is inviting and conducive to learning. Arrange desks or tables in a way that encourages collaboration and interaction among… Read More »Behavior Hacks to Set a Positive School Tone This School Year
Gov. Newsom Passes Law to Help Struggling Readers Governor Newsom just signed a new law called the Education Omnibus Budget Trailer Bill (SB 114). This law requires that all kids K-2nd be screened for reading difficulties, like dyslexia. What Does it Mean? The State Board of Education will create rules and pick special tools to test students’ reading skills. Local Education Agencies (LEAs) will be required to select screening tools from the approved list provided by the State Board of Education. These tools will be used for annual screening of students in grades K-2. Schools will use these tools every year… Read More »Gov. Newsom Just Passed a Law to Help Kids Who Struggle with Reading
Motivation is the driving force behind our actions. It pushes us towards our goals and desires. It’s the key that unlocks the doors to success! 🚀 When our sympathetic nervous system produces hormones of epinephrine and norepinephrine, they create energy for action. Take a moment to reflect on what sparks your child’s curiosity. What sets their imaginations on fire? By identifying their unique wants and needs, we can fuel their passion for learning and guide them towards a future filled with knowledge. 🔥🌈 Every child has unique special interests and inclinations. It could be the thrill of exploration,… Read More »Motivation is KEY
Coping skills are the strategies and techniques individuals use to manage stress and difficult emotions. Teaching coping skills is an essential aspect of mental health education and can help individuals better navigate challenging situations. This article will explore some of the best teaching methods for coping skills and the research supporting their effectiveness.
“All of life is education and everybody is a teacher and everybody is forever a pupil.” Abraham Maslow “The only happy people I know are the ones who are working well at something they consider important.” Abraham Maslow “What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.” Abraham Maslow “When people appear to be something other than good and decent, it is only because they are reacting to stress, pain, or the deprivation of basic human needs such as security, love, and self-esteem.” Abraham Maslow
Positive Discipline “Effective discipline means teaching skills that will help children make better decisions and handle themselves well in the future.” Daniel Siegel, M.D. & Tina Bryson Ph. D Punishment shuts down behavior in the short term but teaching offers skills that last a lifetime. Positive teaching strategies shape challenging behaviors into functional skills. Teachers & Parents should RESPOND rather than REACT to challenging situations. Reactions are abrupt and often escalate situations, while responses will endure powerful thoughtful teachable moments. Responses should be based on the following three questions. (Each situation and child will have… Read More »Reducing Challenging Behavior with Positive Discipline