The Hidden Meaning Behind Disruptive Behavior
Someone emailed me a cartoon of a principal on the phone with a parent saying, “I wouldn’t say your son is a bad child. He’s gifted in disruptive behavior.” Augh! Not the phone call you want to get! Many years ago when I taught 4th grade, I had a student, Tony, who constantly made clever…Read More →
It’s an Intervention Class! Intervene!
Attention challenges are really hard to understand – even for students who have them. They have good intentions, and then find themselves daydreaming or doing something else when they should be working. A parent recently shared with me that her son, who has auditory processing, reading, math, and attention challenges, is in an intervention class…Read More →
Everyone Needs a Hula Hoop!
Have you ever known someone who repeatedly “invaded” your personal space? They just stand or sit too close in conversation? There is something really uncomfortable about that, even if the person is someone you know and like. Often I speak with parents who express concerns about their child’s social skills and ability to make and…Read More →