Our Kids at the Blackboard of Life

Posted on Mon, 01/06/2014 - 16:36
I remember standing at the board in 9th grade with a piece of chalk in my hand with the assignment of diagramming a sentence. I had to know where the verb and the noun and the adjective and the prepositions went. Fast-forward a couple of hours and I am back at the board only this time I am doing long division.

A Beautiful Hope

Posted on Mon, 01/13/2014 - 08:59

Refocusing on Humanity

Posted on Mon, 03/03/2014 - 10:14

A Day in the Life of a Teacher

Posted on Mon, 02/24/2014 - 09:04
Morning comes way too early. I just closed my eyes and now it is time to start all over again. The morning shower is about the only time I am going to have today with a little silence. I have found myself standing under the water a little longer each day as the school year is passing.

The Function of Behaviors | Obvious, Right?!

Posted on Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:55
Over the past several weeks we have been discussing what a behavior is and where behaviors come from. We have even talked a little about the difficulties of recording and measuring and reporting behavioral incidents. Now let’s start talking about the elements that will help us change behaviors. To begin this discussion we have to start with the focal point of behavior change – the function the behavior serves. Here’s our A-B-C chart:

Organic vs. Acquired Behavioral Problems

Posted on Thu, 02/13/2014 - 07:58
We have spent a good deal of our Thursday conversations talking about where behaviors come from, the purpose they serve, how our experiences play a role in our choices, and last week we talked about the relevancy of antecedent events.

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 clientservice@selforschools.com for a free online demonstration of Leaps and all the tools you can have at your fingertips.

Today Will Be Great

Posted on Thu, 05/22/2014 - 09:38
In a couple of days I am going to have the honor of standing in front of a graduating class of seniors, accepting their course work and declaring them graduates. I chair the Board of Trustees for the school my children and many of their friends attend.

Where Behaviors Begin

Posted on Thu, 02/06/2014 - 09:37
In our last behavior conversation we laid out the A-B-C process for changing behaviors. It is a complicated but straight-forward process.

Today I Dream

Posted on Mon, 01/20/2014 - 09:05
Today is a day this great nation has set aside to remember the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We know of his unflinching yet unrequited desire for equality. We know of his soaring words and his uncompromising leadership. “I have a dream” shares the same reverence in the annals of American heritage with “Four score and seven years ago”. Standing at the precipice of history, Dr. King chose a path that led millions of people to a better life, even at the cost of his own.