Wyatt the Wonder Dog Kit

Wyatt the Wonder Dog School Year Kit You asked for it and we’ve put it together for you… Wyatt and I have been working really hard on a brand new product: Here it is: A Wyatt the Wonder Dog Kit that will take you all the way through the entire school year with lesson plans, stories to read…

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Teaching Empathy

It’s not all about ME! What do you envision as the foundation of your classroom culture? your family culture? Is it all about me and what I want? Making the best grades. Having the most friends. Winning, Scoring, Getting to the head of the line… I doubt that is what you envisioned, but maybe you feel…

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How do you change a child’s behavior?

Questions to Ask As a retired school counselor, I often answer questions on various forums about children and behavior.  A question that comes up repeatedly for all ages and in various forms is how to motivate children and create change. Educators wonder how to get children to apply themselves and care about learning the prescribed…

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Top 3 Mistakes Educators Make

And how to correct them Educators often make the same mistakes. How do I know? I was a school counselor for 20 years and I’ve made them all myself.  The problem is that these mistakes don’t bring about the desired results, even though on the surface, it appears that we are helping and doing our job.…

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Friendship Troubles

Helping Kids See Problems as Opportunities Friends Making new friends. Handling  challenging situations. Knowing when to move on… What do you do when a friend wants to do something that is unkind, thoughtless, or involves breaking the rules? What do you do when a friend is bossy, self-centered and treats you unkindly? If a friend …

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“It’s Mine!” Tackling the Sharing Dilemma

Is Sharing Always the Answer? You can’t be around a group of kids for any length of time without the issue of sharing coming up. Johnny has a truck that Anthony wants…NOW! Anthony grabs the truck from Johnny and Johnny starts crying. Suzy wants to play with the doll that Chrissy has.  She asks politely if…

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