Memory is a tricky thing. Dory can attest to that. The beloved blue fish cannot retain memories for longer than a few seconds, creating frustrating, albeit endearing, exchanges between the people close to her.
A Beginner’s Guide to Calm Corners
They're trendy. They're controversial. But what does it mean to have a space in your room for kids to "calm down"?
When I Stopped Rewarding My Kids
What happens when we stop pushing and pulling our kids to do what we want with extrinsic rewards and punishments?
When ‘Those Kids’ Don’t Look Like ‘Those Kids’
What happens when kids experiencing trauma don't look like kids experiencing trauma?
A Letter to the Parents of my Students
To the moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles, guardians, foster parents, and everyone who takes on the task of raising the former, present, and future students in my classroom.
TLAC Way in the Music Classroom
The Teach Like a Champion philosophies work in any classroom, whether you're teaching reading, writing, math and science, or music, art and PE.
The First Step to Reduce Challenging Behaviors
The first step to respond to challenging behavior has nothing to do with the student. It starts with me.
When the World is a Trigger: Understanding Children with Trauma
"For abused children, the whole world is filled with triggers." ~Bessel Van Der Kolk
Three Small Steps for School Success: The Broken Windows Theory
"Staff, come to the library for a quick stand up meeting." Oh no. In my experience, "quick stand up meetings" meant bad news. Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay We sauntered toward the center of the school. Some clutched their belongings, a few murmured together, but most entered the library in silence. The staff of …
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