Privacy PLEASE!
Privacy PLEASE!

    We all need privacy from time to time. Students are of no exception. This is especially true when you need to address a personal topic with them. Really, its nobody else’s business what may be going on with a student personally...

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Focusing Young Ones
Focusing Young Ones

Hocus Pocus, This is How We Focus!   The setting: Circle time in a 3 year old preschool class. The Teacher claps twice then states in an animated voice: “Hocus pocus,”  Children Respond “…this is how we focus!” I heard this cute little...

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Positive Discipline in School
Positive Discipline in School

 Understanding Positive Discipline in Schools Before we even address how this works, please understand that discipline is not punishment. Let me say that again, discipline is not punishment! These are two different concepts.  Although having a...

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“Give me attention!”

Attention Seeking Students They follow you. They interrupt you. They talk out. They touch your stuff. They touch you. They are in your face. They talk louder and louder until they get your attention (or are told to go on their way). They are a...

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Talking out
Talking out

Students Who Talk Out During Class Time… I don’t know about you, but being interrupted while you are talking gets under my skin. It’s almost as bad as when someone lies to me. In either case, it is rude behavior! Call it...

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Communication is a Must
Communication is a Must

   Communication is Critical  On-going communication with your students and their their parents is key. Phone calls, notes, emails, high-fives, and token rewards are all examples of ways to communicate positive news to students and parents. Note...

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