Back to Basics: Teaching the Important Lessons

Posted on Wed, 04/11/2018 - 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.

SEL = Behavior | Connecting the Dots

Posted on Sun, 04/01/2018 - 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”.

Teaching Social Skills | The Pedagogical Quandary

Posted on Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:16
How do you teach social skills to a group of students lacking the basic social skills to sit, listen, participate, and learn? How do you get a kid to listen to you, a well-educated person that may or may not be of the same gender/race/socio-economic status as them?

What is Leaps?

Posted on Fri, 12/13/1901 - 12:45
In many of my blog posts I reference Leaps. Leaps is the outcome of years of research and work with social and emotional development and education, behavior change programming, and educational administrative and classroom resource development.

Calming Them Down: Transitions

Posted on Tue, 09/02/2014 - 10:07
Do you dread the moments after the bell rings and you know you are going to have to calm down a room full of kids?

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.    

Today's Social and Emotional Health Epidemic

Posted on Thu, 02/19/2015 - 10:56

Our Experiment

Posted on Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:45
  Jay's nephew and his new best buddy in Pre-K.

Social Emotional Learning with Leaps: Competencies

Posted on Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:40
Competency, in its simplest form, means suitability.

What is Leaps?

Posted on Mon, 06/16/2014 - 11:39
Get to know what Leaps can do for your school, classroom and community!  Contact us at for a free online demonstration of Leaps and all the tools you can have at your fingertips.