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Myths and Truths: A Quick Guide to Understanding Applied Behavior Analysis

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What is ABA and what does it do? Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a widely-discussed subject, particularly in the field of behavioral healthcare and educational support. While ABA has been notably successful in improving various behaviors, particularly in individuals with autism, it also has its share of critics and misconceptions. Let’s set the record straight […]

A Guide to Behavioral Skills Training in Special Education and ABA

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Navigating the educational landscape, whether as a parent, teacher, or caregiver, can sometimes feel like an uphill battle—especially when we’re aiming for meaningful skill development. That’s where Behavioral Skills Training (BST) comes in as a saving grace. Let’s explore the mechanics of BST and how it can transform not only educational settings but also relationships, […]

Addressing Challenging Behavior — Tips from My Favorite Book!

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Applying ‘Never Split the Difference’ Techniques to Manage Challenging Student Behavior Discover actionable strategies to manage challenging student behavior with insights from the book “Never Split the Difference.” Written by a former FBI negotiator, these proven techniques can transform your classroom management skills and foster a more positive learning environment. Ideal for special education teachers, […]

6 Stages of Student Crisis Management: A Teacher’s Roadmap for Crisis Prevention

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Navigating the complexities of student crisis management can be one of the most challenging aspects of classroom management in teaching. If behavioral issues in students are on your mind as a teacher, here are some actionable insights for you! From identifying early warning signs to crafting effective interventions, we aim to empower teachers to create […]

5 Must-Read Books for Managing Challenging Behaviors in the Classroom

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Looking for extra reading for classroom behavior management? Managing challenging behaviors in the classroom can be one of the most difficult aspects of teaching. Whether you’re dealing with disruptions, non-compliance, or more severe issues, having the right strategies and resources is crucial. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of “5 Must-Read Books for Managing Challenging […]

5 Practical Strategies for Self-Regulation for Preschoolers

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Are you struggling to teach your preschoolers self-regulation skills? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many teachers and parents find it challenging to help little ones navigate their emotions and control impulsive behavior. Whether you’re creating behavior or social emotional IEP goals or just helping littles learn about emotions and social interactions, it can be tricky! […]

Preparing for Success: Tips for Back-to-School for Special Education Teachers

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Are you a special education teacher gearing up for the new school year 2023? Don’t start too early! But also don’t wait too long. How about a few tips for back-to-school for special education to get you thinking? As a special education teacher, you play a crucial role in shaping the lives of your students, […]

How to Teach Letter Formation – Preschool Handwriting Tips

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Figuring out the best order to teach letter formation can take up WAY too much time for us teachers when we should be eating goldfish and climbing up the slide. Preschool handwriting can be tricky! If you are working on Cognitive IEP Goals for preschool or special education, fine motor skills, or handwriting occupational therapy, deciding what […]

Reading Comprehension Tools: 5 Tips for Early Development

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Why we need Reading Comprehension tools! Reading the words is one thing, but teaching students to READ with MEANING is so much more! Whether you’re developing reading comprehension IEP goals and objectives or are just looking for reading comprehension strategies for elementary students, I came up with 5 quick tips for developing reading comprehension tools for the […]

Tantrums to Transformation: Positive Behavioral Support to Address Challenging Behaviors

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We’ve all been there! Throwing a tantrum in the middle of a store or refusing to follow directions in a classroom. These challenging behaviors can be frustrating and overwhelming, but we can turn these moments of chaos into opportunities for growth and transformation. Positive Behavioral Support (PBS) is an evidence-based approach that focuses on understanding […]