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'Did I Do That?' Positive Behavior Starts With Self-Monitoring

Jessica Minahan | Posted 08.04.2013 | Parents
Jessica Minahan

Often students struggling with emotional behavioral disabilities are overwhelmed by and over-reactive to daily events that seem mundane to others. Self-monitoring is the ability to recognize and keep track of our own behavior.

Teaching Self-Calming Skills

Jessica Minahan | Posted 04.02.2013 | Education
Jessica Minahan

When a child behaves inappropriately, I find that it's almost always due to an underdeveloped skill. If we don't explicitly teach the student this skill, their behavior is unlikely to change for the better.

Maryland Student Committed To Hospital After Threat Of Access To Weapons

AP | Posted 12.18.2012 | Education

LAUREL, Md. -- Maryland police say a high school student was committed to a hospital's psychiatric ward after classmates reported feeling threatened a...

Las Vegas Girl Viciously Attacked At Bus Stop Speaks Out

Posted 12.12.2012 | Education

School police in Las Vegas are investigating an attack on a 12-year-old girl that was recorded and posted on Facebook. The incident occurred Friday...

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.

A Snapshot of the Bewildering Multi-Level Approach to Modern Day Classroom (Mis)Management

Ryan Hyatt | Posted 11.17.2012 | Education
Ryan Hyatt

Sometime in between, I sleep and eat in my Hollywood Hills bungalow. This 100-mile daily commute, however, doesn't come without some context. I am a 35-year-old ex-reporter and laid-off general education teacher who has had to reinvent himself in the wake of the economic downturn.

Teachers Call Out Middle School For Failure To Properly Discipline Unruly Students

Posted 06.15.2012 | Education

Last year, Oak Grove Middle School’s 576 students were suspended 247 times, including 166 times for violent or drug-related incidents. The Californi...

High School Students Suspended For Racist Obama Drawing

Posted 06.14.2012 | Education

Three students at Maryland's Eastern Technical High School, have been suspended after drawing a racially offensive picture involving President Barack ...

Senior Pranks: Where Do You Draw The Line?

AP | MARTHA IRVINE | Posted 06.07.2012 | Education

CHICAGO -- Well, it's that time of year again. Time to stash a dead fish somewhere to stink up the school hallways. Time to drop tennis balls on the h...

Outrage Over Teachers Locking Young Children In 'Monster Closet'

Posted 05.26.2012 | Education

A Houston, Texas teacher and teacher's aide have been removed from their classroom for allegedly disciplining their pre-K students by placing them in ...

Prison Guard's Help Needed Back At School

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 07.08.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. "Mr. LeSane, Jason needs you!" the assistant principal called out across the cafeteria. ...

Future Principal Tackles Hallway Hangouts

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 05.04.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. The problem: middle-schoolers are hanging out in the halls, coming late to class. The sol...

Advocates Seek To Reduce Student Suspensions By Axing 'Willful Defiance' Charge

AP | CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 04.07.2012 | Education

LOS ANGELES -- School suspensions were once reserved for serious offenses including fighting and bringing weapons or drugs on campus. But these days t...

First Grader Investigated For Sexual Harassment

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.05.2011 | Education

A 7-year-old boy at South Boston's Tynan Elementary School is under investigation for sexual harassment after he struck a boy in the groin, The Boston...

9 Year-Old Suspended For Sexual Harassment For Calling Teacher 'Cute'

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.05.2011 | Education

After a substitute teacher overheard 9-year-old Emanyea tell another student a teacher was 'cute,' school officials put him on two-day suspension for ...

Students Face Felony Charges For Exploding Toilet Prank

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.05.2011 | Education

"All of a sudden you hear this big boom during 4th period," student Chris Coler told CBS Sacramento. It wasn't construction, or a band practice gon...

New Student IDs Let Parents Track Kids' Behavior

The Tennesseean | Julie Hubbard | Posted 12.10.2011 | Education

Metro Nashville freshman Zachary Jenkins has a hard time keeping track of his $500 district-issued city bus pass, school library card, student ID and ...