MRS B TEACHES HOW TO BE

Tips from a Tricky Teacher

9 Ideas to Create Independence

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Are You Eligible?

Being eligible means having taken care of all your chores and responsibilities in order to be able to ask permission to do other stuff you want to do. It’ll make you feel great and get rid of the stress of unfinished work looming over your head. You’ll get more things done and have things go your way more often if you take care of business and focus on getting eligible.

You Are Smarter Than Stuff. Keep Trying!

The thing you are trying figure out, like how to untangle something or how to open something, has no brain – so you are smarter than it. Use your fingers and your thinker to figure it out. Stick with it. It makes you feel good to figure something out that you thought you couldn’t.

Practice a Little a Lot

The best way to get better at a skill like playing the ukulele, being a good listener, doing tricks on a bike, or skipping on the monkey bars is to practice a little bit, a lot. Don’t have a big long practice section – it’ll be too hard and end up painful for your hands or body. Practice a little each day or a couple of times a day even to improve your skills.

Chore Power!

Doing chores makes you stronger, lets you understand how things work together, helps you feel important and needed, and gets the jobs done, so you can do other interesting activities.

Work Before Play Make Work Play

Getting your work done first gives you a sense of accomplishment and puts things in the right order. Playing after working turns the play into a reward for having done the work. If you do this a lot or all the time, it will become natural and second nature. Better still, changing ‘work’ and other more unpleasant tasks into games turns the work into play! Just like Mary Poppins says, “… You find the fun, and SNAP! the job’s a game…and every task you undertake, becomes a piece of cake, a lark, a spree! It’s very clear to see … that a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down…”

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Change Your Behavior to Your Surroundings

The best way to get better at a skill like playing the ukulele, being a good listener, doing tricks on a bike, or skipping on the monkey bars is to practice a little bit, a lot. Don’t have a big long practice section – it’ll be too difficult and end up painful for your hands or body. Practice a little each day or a couple of times a day even to improve your skills.

Chore Power!

Doing chores makes you stronger, lets you understand how things work together, helps you feel important and needed, and gets the jobs done, so you can do other interesting activities.

Work Before Play Make Work Play

Getting your work done first gives you a sense of accomplishment and puts things in the right order. Playing after working turns the play into a reward for having done the work. If you do this a lot or all the time, it will become natural and second nature. Better still, changing ‘work’ and other more unpleasant tasks into games turns the work into play! Just like Mary Poppins says, “… You find the fun, and SNAP! the job’s a game…and every task you undertake, becomes a piece of cake, a lark, a spree! It’s very clear to see … that a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down…”

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Change Your Behavior to Your Surroundings

The best way to get better at a skill like playing the ukulele, being a good listener, doing tricks on a bike, or skipping on the monkey bars is to practice a little bit, a lot. Don’t have a big long practice section – it’ll be too difficult and end up painful for your hands or body. Practice a little each day or a couple of times a day even to improve your skills.

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