George Lucas Educational Foundation
Ryan Wheeler

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.


  • Classroom Management
    Restorative practices are used as an alternative to punishment, but these group circles also work to foster a sense of community.
  • School Climate
    Restorative practices—an alternative to punitive justice—keep kids in school, where they can learn how their behavior affects others.
  • Social and Emotional Learning
    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
    An elementary school assistant principal shares a few ideas for how to help students calm down and regain self-control.