About Aimee Cribbs

Dr. Aimee Cribbs has twenty years of elementary classroom experience in Georgia's Title I schools. She's taught in a diverse, urban setting and a small rural system. She currently serves as an Education adjunct for Piedmont College and the Morningside College Applied Research Center. She is also a teacher candidate supervisor for Dalton State College. Her research focuses include teaching creativity, educators as the instruments of reform, and graduate writing self-efficacy. She is an advocate for teachers, who she believes have the single most important job in the world.

Putting the S in PBIS

Almost 26,000 schools across the U.S. are implementing Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS).  A central characteristic of this Department of Education-funded initiative is customization.  There is no one “right way” to implement PBIS and implementation is likely to differ across systems, schools and even individual classrooms.  Intervention tiers are built around the principles of [...]

By |2019-02-11T11:36:35-04:00February 11th, 2019|Classroom Management, Instruction & Curriculum|0 Comments

How Teaching is like Shopping at Aldi

If you’ve ever shopped at Aldi, you know that it is a one-of-a-kind experience.  It’s something that can’t be explained without experiencing it for yourself.  The same is true with teaching.  There are just some things you can’t understand unless you’ve been in the classroom, like: Always come prepared.  You can’t just show up at [...]

By |2018-10-04T21:34:19-04:00October 4th, 2018|Teacher Self Care|1 Comment

Teaching Your Way through Controversy: Responding to Kaepernick’s Stance

Even elementary students are talking about the Nike deciding to sponsor former Quarterback Colin Kaepernick.  So, how do you respond as an educator and model of critical thinking?  It’s no easy task when you are likely to hold a strong opinion of your own.  Structured Academic Controversy (SAC) is an option when faced with the [...]

By |2018-09-10T10:44:56-04:00September 5th, 2018|Instructional Strategies|0 Comments

Dear Madame Secretary DeVos: We Will Not Be Ignored

Dear Madame Secretary DeVos: In response to the recent surge of teacher walkouts, you stated that teachers should “serve the students that are there to be served.”  I couldn’t agree more. I also understand why, as the highest-ranking Education official in the nation, you must discourage teacher protests.  However, as a veteran public-school educator who [...]

By |2018-04-15T19:52:08-04:00April 14th, 2018|Current Events in Education|0 Comments