Administrator with staff

Leadership Strategies for Intentional Coaching

Research says that a school leader’s primary role is to coach and develop their staff. Maintaining this priority leads to an increase in student achievement, as well as a...

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The Power of Yet

I was recently visiting the classroom of a high school math teacher with a marvelous bulletin board conveying a powerful message. (She was quick to tell me that it...

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Teaching Disappointment and Experiencing the Unthinkable!

Today, I entered a classroom to coach. I’ve been coaching in this Head Start classroom full of four year olds for over a year! It’s typical to coach children...

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How to Use Conscious Discipline Skills During Meal Times

Before having children, I envisioned nightly family meals around a lovely dinner table with adorable children. The scene in my head was somewhere between a Norman Rockwell painting and...

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Happy Family

Happiness is a Choice YOU Make

“Happiness is a choice,” is a message touted by many schools of positive thought. As a parent, who is sometimes desperate to feel happy especially when bills are due,...

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Cheering Crowd

Teach and Parent Like An Olympian

Every four years in February, the world comes together to cheer and be inspired by the winter athletes who’ve made it to the ultimate global stage. We shout for...

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Emotions on chalkboard

How Do Children Develop Emotional Health?

If I pass you on the street and ask, “How are you,” what might be your likely response? “Fine,” “good,” and “okay” are common. If you and I know...

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Kids Playing Doctor

Put a Doctor’s Kit on Your Gift List

Gift lists are endless, filled with this gadget and that “must-have” toy. If you’re looking for something to fill out your gift list, here is an unlikely solution I...

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Steady Growth and Paying it Forward at Green Valley Elementary

(NOVEMBER 2017)  Green Valley Elementary is using Conscious Discipline to steadily increase its state scores, decrease problem behavior, increase social-emotional skills and pay it forward within their community. Three years...

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