Ryan Wheeler profile

Ryan Wheeler

Behavior Specialist in Houston, Texas

Behavior specialist in Houston, TX. Progressive educator, positive thinker, playful and engaged dad. Happy husband. Reader, writer, poet, novice yogi, eternal optimist.

Posts

  • Literacy

    Reading Buddies

    Pairing older elementary students with younger ones for community reading time has benefits for both groups.
  • Character Education

    A Multipurpose Lunch Group

    Lessons on manners and literature foster a sense of community that helps struggling students begin to find their way in school.
  • Classroom Management

    Circling Up for Community Building

    Restorative practices are used as an alternative to punishment, but these group circles also work to foster a sense of community.
  • School Climate

    Suspensions Don’t Teach

    Restorative practices—an alternative to punitive justice—keep kids in school, where they can learn how their behavior affects others.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Entering the Quiet Zone

    Giving students a dedicated spot in the classroom to collect themselves helps them learn to manage their emotions—a valuable life skill.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    A Toolkit for Students in Crisis

    An elementary school assistant principal shares a few ideas for how to help students calm down and regain self-control.