Moving Beyond Planned Ignore and Proximity Prase: Strategies to Address Challenging Behaviors

Why Haven’t They Done That Yet? I have been in many classrooms where the behavior specialists come in and suggest methods to overcome a persistent challenging behavior in class. I always had to work to keep my mouth shut when I hear these professionals suggest planned ignore, praise around, and behavior charts as a panacea … More Moving Beyond Planned Ignore and Proximity Prase: Strategies to Address Challenging Behaviors

Teaching Students How to Succeed Means Teaching Them How to Plan

Why Haven’t They Done That Yet? Sometimes the most obvious things in life are the things we forget to teach students. I am from Utah, so I grew up in the heyday of the Franklin Quest planners, with every adult carrying a 3″ thick planner and their entire lives planned out to the 30 minutes. … More Teaching Students How to Succeed Means Teaching Them How to Plan

To Help Students Succeed We Need to Collect the RIGHT Data

Why Haven’t They Done That Yet? Proper Prior Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance – US Army 7Ps I will start this post with two fairly controversial assertions that I will defend later. In schools, we do not collect nearly enough data on student behavior When we do collect data, they are most likely the wrong … More To Help Students Succeed We Need to Collect the RIGHT Data

Sex, Slenderman, & Suicide: Crucial Conversations with Autistic Adolescents – Part 4 – Adulthood

An Educational Aside So, I was speaking with a parent of an autistic student I work with and they suggested I write a post about the conversations I have with students, because I do not shy away from difficult or uncomfortable topics. I thought about what she said a lot and I realized I am […]

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Sex, Slenderman, & Suicide: Crucial Conversations with Autistic Adolescents – Part 3 – Suicide

An Educational Aside So, I was speaking with a parent of an autistic student I work with and they suggested I write a post about the conversations I have with students, because I do not shy away from difficult or uncomfortable topics. I thought about what she said a lot and I realized I am […]

More Sex, Slenderman, & Suicide: Crucial Conversations with Autistic Adolescents – Part 3 – Suicide