Blog

We totally blog! Just when we thought blogs were outdated and uncool, we realized that we don’t care! Longform writing has always been fun for us and we believe it is our responsibility to populate the interwebs with our knowledge and our joy!

The Kindness Kilometer

All we should want for the Holidays is kindness.  I don’t know if my claim is cliché or whatever, but I also don’t care if it is. I am never more proud of the kids with whom I work or my own children when I observe them being kind to one another. I don’t mean some...

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Quality Implementation is Sexy…

When you see it, you can feel it. You're drawn to it. It's almost hypnotizing.  What is it? It's quality implementation and it's irresistible. Once you've fallen under the spell of quality implementation, it will make you do things you never thought possible! Quality...

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Dear Autism,

Dear Autism,  My name is Ben Springer and I wanted to drop you a note, to tell you why I’m grateful for you.  We first met in a textbook. You were surrounded by a lot of medical-sounding words that made you feel like something broken. The second time I met you, was in...

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Give Your Students the B.I.R.D.

Ah, the springtime. Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and oh, yes, the kids in school have become a pungent, noisy behavioral soup of chaos. That’s right, a hot, (sometimes smelly) hoard of bubbling goo, poor impulse control, and noise.  Of course I love kids...

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Resilience, Unicorns, and Horse Crap

Resilience is a big deal, but it's mostly misunderstood. Here are three things you need to know about resilience before we get to the unicorns and horse crap: Resilience (or lack thereof) is not something new--it's always been an issue. Also, start rejecting the...

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Brian King, Jordan School District

ASPEN has been the game-changer we have been looking for in our district. We are building a culture of safety and optimism with ASPEN at the root of it all.

Deb Fenton, Oakcrest Elementary School

Too often behavior plans fail to include plans for when things cool down. Our students need ongoing instruction in coping skills and Chillax is the only program that delivers.

Janet Hansen, The Ranches Academy

Our Tier 1 classroom management has never looked so good. Everything you hear is true: Happy teachers = Happy Class. Everyone needs this training.

Cade Charlton, Brigham Young University

We train future special educators and we train them in IEP Zen.

Brian King, Jordan School District

ASPEN has been the game-changer we have been looking for in our district. We are building a culture of safety and optimism with ASPEN at the root of it all.

Janet Hansen, The Ranches Academy

Our Tier 1 classroom management has never looked so good. Everything you hear is true: Happy teachers = Happy Class. Everyone needs this training.

Deb Fenton, Oakcrest Elementary School

Too often behavior plans fail to include plans for when things cool down. Our students need ongoing instruction in coping skills and Chillax is the only program that delivers.

Cade Charlton, Brigham Young University

We train future special educators and we train them in IEP Zen.