How Many Times Do I Have to Tell Them?

Date: August 14th, 2019

Here’s my answer to the perennial question: How many times do I have to tell them!?

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Riding It Out When a Kid is Tantruming

Date: July 21st, 2019

The hardest thing for us when a kid is throwing a tantrum is to do nothing. BUT that is exactly what we need to do sometimes.

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What’s the Difference Between Swearing in the Hall and Swearing AT Someone?

Date: May 22nd, 2019

There’s a difference between swearing in the hall with your friends and swearing at someone. One is a disruption, the other crosses the line into disrespect.

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How I Respond to Escalating Behaviors

Date: May 4th, 2019

These are steps I take to handle the different stages of an escalating kid.

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Attention-Seeking Misbehavior and My Unusual Response

Date: October 20th, 2018

I get a lot of argument about this, but here’s what I do when a kid uses misbehavior to get attention.

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Consequences are Most Effective When They are Timely!

Date: April 25th, 2018

Sending kids to the office delays consequences and waters down the impact. Handle kids yourself whenever you can!

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Behavior: Got a Frequent Flyer?

Date: November 8th, 2017

If you don’t have a protocol ready, a Frequent Flyer can easily bring your instruction to a halt.

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Behavior: put the brakes on your reaction

Date: August 28th, 2017

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Behavior: are you rewarding tantrums?

Date: December 20th, 2016

When a child has poor emotional skills, it can cause tantrums. Our first thought might be to call our crisis team. Watch this video to see what I do instead.

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How do I manage my class when a student acts out?

Date: September 4th, 2013

Watch this video [1:55] to see how to keep the rest of your class focused when one student acts out.

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