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Jun 04

Personalize Behavior Plans for Student Buy-In

By Laura Driscoll | Behavior

A lot of time and effort goes into behavior plans, but we often overlook student input and involvement. When we personalize behavior plans, we make them meaningful and motivating to struggling students. Personalize Behavior PlansOne of the biggest factors to students buying into a behavior plan is their own input. Make sure they agree with the […]

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Apr 25

Measuring Progress in Individual Counseling

By Laura Driscoll | Individual Counseling

Measuring progress in individual counseling is challenging. I don’t think there is much argument there. Long rating scales and lengthy observations are not viable or scalable solutions.  Couldn’t measuring progress in individual counseling be easier? I think so. We have to do a little borrowing from our school buddies. Teachers backwards plan lessons. SpEd teachers break big […]

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Mar 26

Bringing Responsibility and Choice into the Classroom

By Laura Driscoll | Social Emotional Skills , Teacher Consultation

Responsibility and choice is the degree to which teachers allow students to make responsible decisions about their work in their classroom.Why It’s ImportantMaking student responsibility and choice a part of your classroom helps students:gain a better understanding of themselves as learners, struggle and plan in a controlled setting, and stay engaged with their work.It does not mean […]

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Jan 31

Students with Low Self-Esteem? Try a Different Approach

By Laura Driscoll | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy , Individual Counseling , Social Emotional Skills

Research has repeatedly shown that programs claiming to increase a child’s or teen’s self-esteem have failed to do so. These programs have opted for activities full of superficial affirmations, rather than activities that discover the underlying causes of self-esteem and target interventions there. Think of it like this. Say you run over a nail with […]

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