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Blog Posts

A Mindset Shift to Continue Supporting the Most Frustrating Kids [Mindshift]

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I’m honored to be recognized by SmartBrief for my piece on KQED on supporting frustrating kids 

The Language of Choice and Support [Edutopia]

Is Extra Credit An Equity Issue? [Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education]

What To Say Instead of “21st Century” [Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education]

OMG, I Can’t Even: Drama, Social Skills, and the Teenage Brain [Edutopia]

Helping Students Who Have Experienced Trauma [Edutopia]

What Did I Assume About My Students’ Summers? [Edutopia]

Identify the Essential In Classroom Management [Edutopia]

Strategies for Reaching Apathetic Students [Edutopia]

Kids Do Well If They Can: A Strength-Based Approach [Edutopia]

8 Ways To Support Students Who Experience Trauma [Edutopia]


Unconditional Positive Regard [Massachusetts Teachers Association EdTalks]


On “Apathetic” Students [Right Road Radio]

Supporting the Most Challenging Kids [Education Talk Radio]