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Category Archives: Oppositional Defiance Disorder

A Simple Notebook System for Classroom Management

Sometimes a teacher, new or experienced, needs to take notes concerning a student’s behavior both positive and negative.  Walking around with a cell app in use becoming more common. But, … Continue reading

July 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

How Can You Keep Your Cool When Your Students are Difficult?

It seemed that I had one or more difficult children each year that I taught in public schools or in private day care.  Most of them just needed to be … Continue reading

September 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tips for Sensory Seekers to Survive a Classroom

Quite a few years ago, I had a student who had some touch/sensory sensitivities in areas of types of clothing, noise, peer interactions, to name a few areas.  It was … Continue reading

August 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Assertiveness Training for Children

Is #bullying becoming an increasing problem in our neighborhoods and schools? Apparently so, because this is the second article I’ve received today that I want to share with my followers … Continue reading

April 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Oppositional Defiant Disorder in Children

Anyone who is a parent has, at one time or another, wondered if their child had #ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder) or was just acting like a “normal” 2 or 3 … Continue reading

April 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Less Sleep Lowers IQ?

Yes, that is what this Time.com article shared in Twitter today. For instance, missing an hour of sleep turns a 6th grader brain into a 4th grader’s performance level. We … Continue reading

January 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Difference Between an Autistic Meltdown and a Temper Tantrum

Have you ever wondered how similar (or dissimilar) a typical toddler temper tantrum and and meltdown by an #Autistic child are exhibited? I’ve wondered that, too. Consider overwhelming stress, unreasonable … Continue reading

January 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

What will your students remember about you?

I know that Christmas vacation can’t come soon enough for you, my friends in all levels of education.  I know that even today, all students of all ages are really … Continue reading

December 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Autism? Fluorescent lights? Proper seating? Blessings?

If you are a parent or teacher of a child with Autism, you’ve probably heard about @Judy Endow.  In her most recent blog, she has shared ideas of what she’s … Continue reading

August 21, 2015 · 2 Comments

Singing a Song to Learn about Prepositions?

Yep!  I just saw this clip featuring Ron Clark Academy, in Atlanta.  The Academy students generally test in the 70-80% category in all subjects that they failed the previous year. … Continue reading

May 21, 2015 · Leave a comment