Tea With Me

I have a few different behavioral management techniques in place in my classroom. Teaching With Love & Logic by Jim Fay and David Funk is really the basis (along with all the great behavioral classes I’ve taken over the years) for my approach. The focus is on shared responsibility in the classroom and delivering consequences…

Student At a Glance

Student At a Glance- Maintaining a Positive Note at the IEP Meeting I am a parent of a student on an IEP. I have sat across the table at at least 10 IEP meetings for Q (my beautiful child with said IEP). He had the same teacher for 7 of those 10 IEP meetings. At…

Stars for Monkey Bars- My Positive Behavior Support Plan

  Stars for Monkey Bars- a Whole Class Positive Behavior Support Plan  (Let me apologize in advance, but I have somehow failed to have pictures of the starboard, etc… but I think I have a few pics of the chair covers once turned into pillows….) My positive behavior support plan is multi-faceted. It includes both…

The Top Ten Things I Learned as a First Year Teacher

Top Ten Things I Learned in my First Year of Teaching Though I am no longer in my “first year” of teaching, I still remember those “first year” lessons so well.  Here are my “Top 10” to encourage you whether you are in your first year, or your twenty-fifth year. You may respond, “Really?” or you may…