11 Fun and Simple Hallway Transitions for Kindergarten
Fun and simple ideas for classroom management are often found from the best resource available to teachers: other teachers! I've asked my Facebook readers to share their hallway transitions to help make your classroom management even easier. Here are their top hallway transition procedures and classroom management ideas. You're gonna love these ideas. I'm sure these have been passed on from teacher-to-teacher and from friend-to-friend, but you might find something new to try! Hallway…
The 3 Areas of Executive Function
Executive functions let people plan, organize and complete tasks. Here's a closer look at this important set of skills—and how executive functioning issues can affect your child's everyday life.
Why discipline is different from punishment
I shared this image recently on Facebook and was really surprised by the amount of pushback it received. There were a number of teachers who felt that punishment is the only thing that works at times, especially for students in high-poverty classrooms. Some commenters interpreted the quote to mean that positive reinforcement should be used …
"None of Us Were Trained How to Be Good Parents:" An ADHD Guide to Behavior Therapy
Behavior therapy works for children with ADHD if parents set specific rules for behavior, and enforce them consistently with both positive and negative consequences. Use these seven strategies to get started on the road to stronger self control — today!
A Follow Direction FREEBIE!!
I just posted a printable to help assess students abilities to follow directions, both oral and written. Hop on over to The Moffatt Girls blog to get your FREEBIE. Oh...and you have to check out our CSA Box!! AWESOME!! It was the inspiration for my FREEBIE:) Click on the picture...
Free Download: The Strengthening Executive Function Workbook
Do you have students who do their assignments, but can’t remember to turn them in? Or maybe they want to get better test scores, but they can’t seem to initiate studying at home. Maybe they don’t e…
The Connections Between ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder
"Are there any connections between ADHD children and those with high functioning autism? My child is diagnosed with ADHD, but he seems to cross over a bit with weak social skills and emotional behavior. How do you determine what is ADHD-related behavior versus autism-related behavior?" Click here for the answer...
Can Hemisphere Integration Exercises Help Students with Dyslexia?
Hemisphere integration activities can help students with dyslexia
Happy Weekend: Links to Love
Apologizing doesn't always mean you're wrong and the other person is right. It means you value your relationship more than your ego. Sometimes I apologize because I am sorry the conflict happened no matter the reason, and/or I am sorry the person was hurt even if I am not responsible.
Those with weak auditory memory struggle to absorb and recall information they hear. Children with this problem often have a hard time learning, educational therapist Addie Cusimano writes for the Audiblox website. Parents and teachers can play games to help kids improve their auditory memory, but professional help may be necessary for severe...