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5 Essential Benefits of Teaching Social Skills to Preschoolers

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How important is teaching social skills to preschoolers? So much! Social skills in early childhood education are more than just manners; they are the building blocks for successful interactions and future relationships. I’ve got five critical reasons why explicitly teaching social skills to preschoolers can significantly impact their academic success and personal growth. From fostering […]

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! […]

What are some Adaptive IEP Goals for Small Group Instruction?

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Small group instruction is one of the most common ways of teaching in early childhood education. When you have a classroom of 15-25 students, all with varying skill sets, you kind of need small groups! Small group instruction is when you teach the students in groupings of 2-6 students. As ages go up, small group […]

What are some Adaptive IEP Goals for Classroom Routines?

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Improve Classroom Behavior with Classroom Routines Any seasoned teacher can tell you that establishing clear and consistent classroom routines is the KEY to a class running smoothly! Some of our kids need extra help to master this! These adaptive IEP goals and suggestions may help you create this peaceful, organized, and effective classroom setting for […]

Recess Rules and Behavior Expectations

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What are some resources for recess rules and behavior for early education and special education? Students of all ages love recess! But I’m telling ya, those littles and those with support needs live for recess! Choosing and teaching recess rules and behavior expectations can be difficult with little kiddos or special education students. Whether you’re […]

Special Education Classrooms in CRISIS

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Public Service Announcement! This post is nothing more than an expression of my frustration on behalf of teachers, especially special education teachers. Something needs to change. I don’t know what or how, but something’s gotta give.  Problem: Teachers are over-worked and under-paid for what they do. They often lack admin support, appropriate training for difficult […]

A Positive Spin on the Good Behavior Game

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What is the Good Behavior Game? Looking for some fresh ideas for behavior management in your classroom or group? The Good Behavior Game (GBG) is a research-based class-wide behavior management strategy to promote prosocial behavior and reduce challenging behavior. It uses a game format with teams and rewards for teams that follow certain rules or […]