Ho..Ho..Oh..No – Sometimes the Holidays Hurt

Posted on Mon, 12/05/2016 - 08:36
I was walking through the supermarket this past weekend when the old familiar Christmas songs began blaring through the speakers. Really? I could not believe they were already starting and then I looked at the calendar and realized it is December. This is the holiday month. This is the time of gifts and family and time off and laughter and food and happiness. This is the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year”.

Profoundly Simple

Posted on Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:55
I grew up in West Texas in the 70s and early 80s. West Texas is comprised of long stretches of desert broken only by oil or cotton fields. The land is harsh and unforgiving. The temperatures are extreme and the heat can be almost unimaginable. And even though there is a lot of oil in West Texas, most of us lived in families that worked in the oil fields for nominal wages. It was a hard life in many respects, because the work was hard and the financial rewards were minimal.

Finding That Spark

Posted on Fri, 11/14/2014 - 09:24
As I smiled and said, “Great!” to my little girl, the voice inside my head responded with a resounding, “Ugh!!”

The Quiet Ones

Posted on Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:16
Randy walks the hall with a chip on his shoulder.

Back to Basics: Teaching the Important Lessons

Posted on Thu, 12/11/2014 - 12:00
Jason is a sophomore and has been known to get into trouble. He has been in In-School Suspension more than once. He has a smart mouth, and his latest adventure involved a fire extinguisher and a school bus. This little episode got him 3 days at the alternative school. No one really expects any changes in Jason any time soon.

The Focus of Pre-K: Are They Ready to Learn?

Posted on Mon, 03/16/2015 - 10:11
One of the real issues facing schools today is the readiness of kids to begin. Are little ones ready for Kindergarten? If not, is Pre-K the answer? What should the focus of Pre-K be? Is it academic readiness or is it social preparation? Can you mix the two? How do you know which is the more pressing need?

SEL = Behavior | Connecting the Dots

Posted on Tue, 09/01/2015 - 08:27
SEL = Behaviors | Connecting the Dots. For some reason when people talk about behaviors and behavior programming at school, there is an automatic default to exceptional and alternative education. It is as if the word behavior is a pejorative that means “anywhere but the classroom”.

A Student Success Testimonial: Bullying

Posted on Fri, 03/06/2015 - 11:26
Watch as Tammy Geiger, a long time Leaps user and hard-working educator, describes the phenomenal transformation of one of her most challenging, bullying students.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lvud2U0F6YQ     Contact us at 877-775-3277 or www.SELforSchools.com