See that all I want is for you to see me so I can know you and you can know me

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Behavior is a message. When a child is being disrespectful, disruptive, rude, or otherwise not the typical kid you know, they’re telling you something. In this environment, in which we have been crisis schooling, remote, hybrid, physically distanced, masked, barriered, pool noodle-spaced, and disconnected, behavior is a big Vegas style sign with neon flashing lights.

King For A Day is not something we will be trying again for a few years

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I read a few articles on how to help him and took the suggestion from a mom/PHD to crown him king for the day. As king, he would choose what we ate, where we ate, what we wore, etc. It was going to an epic day of fun and laughter. In less than thirty minutes of me crowning him after he woke up in the morning, we were both screaming at each other while Michael laughed at my epic fail. As king, Hobert hard decided he didn’t have to be nice to anyone, he didn’t have to do anything, and the undesirable behavior I was trying to fix was only amplified.

How do you relate to people different than you?

Many people want to be heard and don’t necessarily want to listen. We’re not really versed in the art of debate. I’ve definitely had heated discussions at work, where we both ended in a ‘truce’ which is the best you can hope for in these divisive times. It’s a rare bird that wants you to change or challenge their thoughts.

Language: The Key to Culture in Your School

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The Learning Renaissance

Working in schools, I found that I was able to come to a provisional understanding of the culture driving the school simply in the walk from the reception to the Head Teacher’s office. The interactions I heard between staff and students told me most of what I needed to know about which forces were driving the school.

In that short walk I’ve heard apoplectic teachers screaming at students, teachers indifferent to students talking to them and teachers for whom serving the needs of the individual student are clearly paramount. No extensive evidence base is more informative of the ruling culture in a school than the simple interactions students and teachers have on the corridor.

I don’t think enough work goes into ensuring that students receive a consistent and nurturing experience throughout the school day and it is in these inconsistencies that poor behaviour manifests itself.

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