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Classroom Behavior

Dear Parent: About THAT Kid

Amy Murray | Posted 11.18.2015 | Parents
Amy Murray

Every day, your child comes home with a story about THAT kid. You're worried that THAT child is detracting from your child's learning experience. I want to talk about THAT child, too, but there are so many things I can't tell you.

Working-Class Kids Ask Fewer Questions In Class, And Here's Why

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.10.2014 | Parents

Whether or not children ask for help in class may have a lot to do with their parents' social class, according to a new study from Indiana University....

Let the Children Play! Especially During Recess

Katie Hurley | Posted 10.29.2014 | Education
Katie Hurley

A current trend in classroom management is to hold kids in from recess as a means of disciplinary action. The problem with this strategy, of course, is that kids need recess. They need to decompress, burn off energy and socialize.

How Much TV Should My Child Watch?

Diana Grycan | Posted 11.11.2013 | Parents
Diana Grycan

Computers, video games etc. have absorbed so much of our children's time that we often forget about real interaction. We also forget about the effects of TV as it relates to young children and their functioning in the classroom.

Ask Dr. Lynch: Creating an Effective Behavior Management System

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 01.19.2013 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

No matter your philosophy of education or your educational beliefs, one thing holds true for all classrooms -- a behavior management system should be implemented consistently from day one.

Behavior Plans: Another Type of Teaching Plan

Jessica Minahan | Posted 07.30.2012 | Education
Jessica Minahan

Because misbehavior is symptomatic of an underlying disability that's intensified by situational triggers, behavior plans should more aptly be thought of as teaching plans.