If I Don’t Have the Skills Already, Punishment Won’t Work

Date: August 15th, 2018

Remember when punishment changed behavior? Well, it doesn’t do that now, and here’s why…

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Ignore a Behavior? Part 2

Date: August 12th, 2018

When should you ignore behavior and when should you get help?

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Why Reflecting on ‘My Behavior Choice’ Doesn’t Always Work for a Kid

Date: August 8th, 2018

It’s very tempting to ask a kid to fill out a form evaluating a poor behavior choice, but does it work?

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Ignore a Behavior? Part 1

Date: August 4th, 2018

If a kid’s under his desk, do you ignore him, or throw him out?

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It’s a Big Mistake to Think Kids Know How to Behave

Date: August 1st, 2018

I get a lot less frustrated when I assume kids have NO behavior skills and go ahead and TEACH what I want.

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Untimely Consequences are Useless

Date: July 28th, 2018

You can waste consequences if they aren’t timely.

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In-School Suspension is NOT a Holding Tank!

Date: July 25th, 2018

I have very strong opinions on what we should NOT be doing in In-School Suspension!

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When NOT to Fight Distractions, ‘Cause You’ll Never Win

Date: July 21st, 2018

Fighting a BIG distraction may not be the answer. Here’s what I do…

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Best Definition of Recess Duty Ever!

Date: July 17th, 2018

Years ago, one of my mentors taught me the BEST way to do recess duty. I’ll never forget it.

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Don’t Get into a Power Struggle When a Student Interrupts You.

Date: July 14th, 2018

DO NOT let student interruptions stop your instruction. Here’s how.

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