ADHD in the Classroom

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is “a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development.”  These...

Youth and Stereotypes

So often I hear adults commenting on today’s youth in a negative manner: too much technology, lazy, playing with silly toys, disrespectful, revealing clothing, selfish, entitled, the list goes on and on.  Youth hear these negative stereotypes constantly, and it...

What is PBIS?

PBIS seems to be the new thing everyone is talking about in schools, and even though it can be a popular topic of discussion, it is sometimes difficult to know what it really is.  PBIS  stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and its goal is to...

Building Self Confidence

So many children and teens are affected by poor self image, low self esteem, and lack of self confidence.  It is so important that the development of high self esteem and positive self image is fostered in the school setting, because there is no guarantee that it is...

Managing Grief in the Classroom

Although the loss of a loved one is something that we all go through at some point in our lives, grief is still a subject that most do not talk about.  At school, children who are managing grief can begin to display challenging behaviors if the school environment is...