Behavior as a Communication Tool

What are students trying to tell us with their behaviors? There is a reason children do what they do, and behave as they do. Join us to understand the purpose of behavior, modification of behavior, and creation of a behavior plan, among other  topics.

Soft Skills are an Education too

kids-909715In the past couple of days, two people referred to the practice of social promotion, or age-based promotion, as a less-than-ideal practice. As a teacher I have mostly advocated for my students to be advanced to the next grade.

A commonly cited reason for holding students back is that they haven’t mastered the academic material. “How does a student reach 6th without knowing multiplication tables?” Continue reading