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.
They're trendy. They're controversial. But what does it mean to have a space in your room for kids to "calm down"?
What happens when we stop pushing and pulling our kids to do what we want with extrinsic rewards and punishments?
What happens when kids experiencing trauma don't look like kids experiencing trauma?
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.
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 respond to challenging behavior has nothing to do with the student. It starts with me.
"For abused children, the whole world is filled with triggers." ~Bessel Van Der Kolk
"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 …