In Control or Outta Control?

Date: April 29th, 2020

There is a DIFFERENCE between difficult IN-CONTROL behavior and difficult OUT-OF-CONTROL behavior. I respond differently to each one!

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Strong Feelings in the Classroom?

Date: April 8th, 2020

We all have kids in our classrooms who deal with STRONG feelings! How do we help them?

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Why Is This Student So Angry?

Date: March 14th, 2020

WHY is a student ANGRY? And WHAT do I do?

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Behavior: I’m Gonna Get in Trouble If I Do That!

Date: March 11th, 2020

When a kid sees an opportunity to misbehave, do they stop and think about it?

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Escalating Kid? (Part 2)

Date: February 29th, 2020

These are steps I take to handle high end behaviors.

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Hitting You Emotionally?

Date: February 23rd, 2020

When a child says something rude to you that hits you emotionally, can you control your own behavior?

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A Social Emotional Mess…?

Date: January 19th, 2020

Are we failing to address the causal factor or skill deficit for why a student is failing in class?

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1 in 8 Kids Are Living in Trauma or Abuse

Date: January 15th, 2020

When you put kids in unstructured settings, remember that a huge number live with trauma or abuse.

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If I Destroyed the Bulletin Board…

Date: January 8th, 2020

A logical consequence when a child destroys a bulletin board is to have that child give back to the school’s community, on his/her time!

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Teach Kids to Put Space Between Impulse and Action

Date: December 14th, 2019

We have to deliberately teach kids how to put space between their thoughts and their actions.

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