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Exploring the “why” of Behaviors

Friday, December 24th, 2010

Something to consider during the holiday season, when you and your child have the opportunity of time, is the exploring of behaviors. From all the books and articles I have read, one thing is certain. Children communicate through their behaviors. If we are not attuned to this idea, we can make the mistake of being [...]

Self Regulation for Children

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

Self regulation or the energy to control yourself when coping with the stress of life is a core skill for everyone. A neuroscience term for self regulation is cortical modulation. We can “coach” ourselves into self control by problem solving the expectations of the environment and having an awareness of an appropriate coping technique that [...]

Rock Around The Clock

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

In many early childhood classrooms, a rocking chair is a familiar piece of furniture. It’s a place for the teacher to sit and share a story with a group of students while they sit on a carpet. Sometimes, a smaller, child-size rocking chair is in the classroom as a place for sitting and reading. The [...]

Learning Readiness

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

As teachers begin the school year, they are preparing classrooms and schedules that will introduce students to the routines of the school day. These routines will provide the consistency needed for children to feel safe and calm which promotes learning. When children feel unsafe, their brains are challenged to learn. Teachers can make a significant [...]

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 [...]