The Leaps Blog

Thankful for Thanksgiving: A Humble Top 10

Thankful for Thanksgiving: A Humble Top 10

It is so hard to believe that Thanksgiving is upon us. Even though the weather turned cold and the days have definitely gotten shorter, it just hasn’t quite felt like the holiday season yet. But I am not worried. Between long-basting a ham and the smell of stuffing and turkey and pies and the sound of football and family – the holidays are almost here.

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Reclaiming Our Classrooms

Reclaiming Our Classrooms

By Jay Burcham How do we combat a pop-culture that is predicated on an immediacy of gratification and an assignment of self-worth that is based more on style than substance?  How do we make sure our kids are developing in a way that gives them an opportunity to relate...

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SEL is Behavior – Connecting the Dots

SEL is Behavior – Connecting the Dots

For some reason when people talk about behaviors and behavior programming at school, there is an automatic default to exceptional and alternative education. It is as if the word behavior is a pejorative that means “anywhere but the classroom”. But what is really interesting is that, while behavior solutions, behavior programming and behavior modification are getting relegated to the specialties within the educational array, we are seeing a mainstreaming of social and emotional learning (SEL).

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What is SEL?

This will link to a page about SEL and the many ways we explain it or define it. (coming soon)

Good Mental Health

This will link to a page all about good mental health and psychosocial skills – the white paper when edits are complete, and free lesson plans…

Classroom Behavior

This will link to articles and information around various initiatives PBIS, RTI, assessments, etc