Friday Critter Moment: Hot Buttons

We all have them (we just might not admit it all the time).  Things that our friends, our own kids, our spouse do that feel like nails on the chalkboard.  We also have hot buttons at school-and our students may/or may not know what these buttons are but we sure do!  Before you keep reading-know... Continue Reading →

Thursday-Critter Moment: Giving Clear and Concise Directions

So far this week we have focused a lot on Using Positive Feedback and Encouragement through the following: Contingent on appropriate behavior Descriptive Conveyed with enthusiasm To add onto this strategy today include a focus on giving directions.  Did you know that in early childhood, research shows that children have high rates of not following... Continue Reading →

Wednesday-Critter Moment: Addressing Challenging Behavior

  What Does Behavior Communicate-Really? Think of a student you have who seems to engage in the same challenging behavior over and over.  Young children’s behavior is a fast and powerful communication tool used to tell you what s/he needs or wants. Children continue to use a behavior because it works!  Children will use challenging... Continue Reading →

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