Lets keep it simple today. Improving classroom climate and your own effectiveness as an educator does not need to be exceedingly complex. Here are five rules for all educators to live by to improve your day to day performance.
This is an easy one today folks. It is a reminder of everything you do in order to be incredible at your job, all the way from A-Z. Your super hero work is not done by accident, it is done by doing so many small things very well. … Continue reading
Due to a grave overuse of isolation rooms in schools many states have adopted stricter laws around how and when they can be used. While this has caused many educators to think differently on how they can support students when they escalate, it has left some wondering what other … Continue reading
While it sounds supportive to encourage a student to “make a good choice” whenever they face a moment of frustration, the impact of these words … Continue reading
In honor of teacher appreciation week, may every educator feel celebrated for their great work!
The transition to school each day can be one of the most troubling times for a child with autism. While there is certainly a great deal that … Continue reading
Successfully teaching students with autism how the world works often requires us getting to know a bit about their world first. This means coming to understand their individual interests, passions, and fears that drive them. Over the years as an Autism Specialist I have found that when you take a “highly restricted … Continue reading
The challenges that autism presents in a busy social environment can be difficult for anyone to support. The number of possible triggers in a place that is full of moving … Continue reading
We in education are not in the business of changing the world, we are in the business of changing worlds. If we want to bring our absolute best for kids every single day this is a vision we cannot loose sight of. I was personally reminded of this a … Continue reading
During my sophomore year in college I made what many considered to be an odd move in my life. Despite having no previous history or interest, I decided to try out for the cheerleading team. My motives were simple and goal oriented: I wanted to be able to do that. “That” which drove … Continue reading