Fear is a liar. We can do anything. We are strong enough, we have the capacity to develop the necessary skills, and we have people to lean on for help. Fear may be a big hurdle to overcome, but we don't listen to liars. Last year, my friend Tisha Richmond introduced me to the song… Continue reading Five ways to approach every behavior crisis knowing that we help.
When educators combine empathy and support with clear and consistent expectations, magical things happen to a school culture and individual student social and emotional growth. Taking this practice further to teach students how to have supportive relationships and to contribute positively to the community is crucial to helping students develop the skills they need to… Continue reading Restorative Recess
As he landed in LAX, my husband called me. I smiled as I saw that he was calling and answered the phone with, "Hi honey, did you land already?" "Yes, I am in LA," he responded. But, I heard worry instead of excitement in his voice. "Is something wrong?" I asked him. "I lost my… Continue reading Lost Wallet, Found Hope