Behavior Articles

Supporting Attention, Calming and Core Muscles

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

Do your students have difficulty paying attention when sitting at their desks? Is it the time of day when students are ready for a change and need to turn their energy down? Have you noticed some students who have poor posture? Consider having students spend some time on the floor, laying on their stomachs and [...]

Changing Your Perspective on Behaviors

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

It’s been quite a long time since my last post. What I’ve learned from my experiences since my last post is that a child’s behavior in the school setting can have deeper meanings than I ever considered before. Children who have experienced trauma may be impacted neurologically and they may have developmental needs as well [...]

Supporting Attention, Calming and Core Muscles

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

Do your students have difficulty paying attention when sitting at their desks? Is it the time of day when students are ready for a change and need to turn their energy down? Have you noticed some students who have poor posture? Consider having students spend some time on the floor, laying on their stomachs and [...]

Occupational Therapy Tips for the Classroom-Students Who Need To Move!!!

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

Teachers who are noticing students that frequently move may be seeing learners who are trying to meet needs based on sensory preferences and/or these students are natural kinesthetic learners. Physically, these students use their bodies a lot throughout the day but may choose inappropriate ways or times to move. To support the needs of these [...]

Behavior in the Classroom

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

Learning to Behave in the Classroom “One-two-three, all eyes on me” “Chris-cross applesauce” “Go put your clothespin on green” “Five minutes of quiet working will earn the class 7 marbles” These are just a few examples of special ways teachers communicate with students to encourage cooperation in the classroom. Managing the attention and cooperation of [...]