The Reality of Pain-Based Behaviours - Craving Peace; Seeking Chaos - Understanding Our Children
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by Kerry Orchard As I find myself sidelined by unexpected injury I have had considerable time to reflect. A colleague, mentor, leader,...
The Courage in Kindness - Breaking Through Fear to End Rage. (Our Troubled Kids)
What is true courage? When I would show up to support a severe behavioural student, people often used to be sceptical that I would be...
Creating a Climate of Trust - Relationship, Relationship, Relationship - ok but why?
People often ask me when I come into their schools to work with their students, how I can get a student to do what I request in such a short
How Playing Board Games With Kids Develops Healthy Adults.
As our society moves more and more toward technology and though we are told we have more “free” time than ever, it often does not feel...
What is humanity? A question to ponder as school violence, negative behaviour and mental health issu
A question to ponder as school Violence, negative behaviour and mental health issues increase.
Creating a Grateful Classroom.
Follow the steps in the image to begin creating a mindful, grateful classroom. This engagement offers students, even very young ones, the...
Managing Explosive Behaviours in Young Children.
I often hear that young children - preschool to kindergarten age are incapable of learning calming techniques, self-regulation and...
Consequences VS Punishment - Why Kids Need Consequences.
I grew up in a dysfunctional, sad, troubled home. Punishment for any perceived transgression was a way of life and taught me very early...
The Funny side of Behaviour - Awesome Quotes from Awesome Kids!
From their lips to my ear - Grande one - "I can't do all that work, I'm only made of toothpaste you know." Grade six - "If I had a...
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