We made it to the end of October! What a year it's been. A few quick thoughts on the week. Today is Halloween, which means lots of fun mixed with scary. Halloween is minimized at most schools these days- the most I see is costumes for the little ones, often with a storybook theme, and … Continue reading Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, and kids
First of all, apologized for the post mix-up last week. I hadn't finished the bullying post, but I was out of town and didn't change my auto-post setting. And now I'm editing a manuscript, so I'm delayed another week or two. It's coming, promise! Today is the start of Red Ribbon Week. RRW started in the … Continue reading Red Ribbon Week
PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center is behind the efforts to create National Bullying Prevention Week. On their website, you will find resources for schools as well as ways to get involved in the fight against bullying during October and year-round.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Bullying is a complex topic, so I'm going to split it into two posts. First, so that everyone is on the same page- what is bullying? According to the National Bullying Prevention Center, "Bullying is behavior that hurts, harms, or humiliates a student, either physically or emotionally, and can happen while … Continue reading Bullying, Part 1- Creating Bully-Proof Schools
A few weeks ago I decided to start a blog. As with most things I do, I was a bit ambitious and optimistic about what I could accomplish. As the school year gets busier, I've decided it's best to reduce my posts. Quality is better than quantity, right? So each Monday I'll post new content. … Continue reading Blog update!
If you're trying to figure out how to change a student's behavior, there is no better website than PBISWorld.com. You start on the homepage by selecting the behavior, and then you are given a description of the behavior to be sure the following pages of interventions are appropriate. If those interventions aren't effective, the website provides … Continue reading Weekly Resource- PBISWorld
Last week, I discussed the ABCs of behavior. The post explained how to define and describe behavior, and how to identify the antecedent and consequence of a behavior. Now that we know the what, we can explore the why . All behaviors, whether positive, negative, or neutral, serve a purpose. Of all of those behavior … Continue reading What’s the function? Understanding behavior, part two
This resource is on my contact page, but I felt it was important to give it attention on the main page. As a psychologist, I'm often asked for referrals for counseling for students or adults. There are many different types of therapists- licensed professional counselors (LPC), licensed clinical social workers (LCSW), licensed marriage and family … Continue reading Weekly Resource- Psychologist Locator
Now that the school year is underway, the students with behavior problems are starting to test everyone's limits. When I first begin working on a new case, I want to know not only what the student is doing, but why. In this two-part series, we'll start with the what. Teachers and other educators can be a … Continue reading Do you know your ABCs? Understanding behavior, part one