Community Connections

Community matters.  It’s true.  We all have a need to belong, and when we are part of a group, we are afforded this sense of connection.  Beyond an education, this is what a classroom or school community can offer.  And group affiliation can go a long way in...

Hope Springs Eternal

It may be the end of February, but at least in Texas spring fever is on the horizon. It’s that time of year when students [and teachers] are stir-crazy, somewhat uninhibited, and in need of change. Behavior challenges are popping up more frequently and we seem to be...

It’s a Simple Choice

Have you ever seen something and had a flashback memory?  Every time I drive by a specific Wendy’s restaurant near our house, I laugh recalling a behavior lesson my sons and I were treated to while dining there many years back.   When we entered the restaurant, it was...

Don’t Give Up On Me

Apparently, I’m getting old – or at least that’s what one former student told her younger brother this week. “I remember Mr. St. Romain. Has he gone to your class to read a story? He did that when I was in kindergarten, but that was a long time ago. He must be really...

Let It Go

Have you ever noticed how resilient young children are? They can yell, throw things, storm out of the room – and five minutes later they return, acting as though nothing ever happened to upset them in the first place. Most kids are great at bouncing back after...