Today I am doing a short presentations about effective ways to communicate with kids, specifically when you want them to do something or want to correct a behavior. I took the strategies I will be covering from the well known book, How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish.
The picture above features some of the strategies that are likely to be more effective than nagging, blaming, threatening, lecturing and all those other things that we parents tend to do in the heat of the moment.
Like me, you probably know these strategies, but forget to use them. So, here is a little reminder – in bright sunshiny yellow!
First and Second Grade Teachers: For close reading/reading comprehension passages, would you prefer a 50/50 split of fiction and nonfiction (informational text) or more nonfiction? ... See MoreSee Less
First and second-grade teachers: I keep getting requests to make a primary version of my Text Time close reading passages. What do you think of this draft page (click on the picture to make it bigger)? This is a second-grade passage. The first-grade one would be similar, but easier. The questions would stay the same. Would you use this? Is there anything that should be changed? Just to make this a little more fun, tomorrow morning, I will randomly pick one comment and give that person a $10 TpT gift card. ... See MoreSee Less