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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She Was Tardy All the Time!

Date: January 11th, 2020

Consequences need to make sense, student by student.

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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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Teachers in Hallways CHANGE Everything!

Date: January 1st, 2020

Teacher presence in the hallways during class change can CHANGE the CLIMATE!!!

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Kid Likes to Run Out of the Room?

Date: December 28th, 2019

What are you doing with the kid who likes to run out of the room?

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Don’t Reward Attention-Seeking Room Trashing

Date: December 25th, 2019

I’ve seen kids trash a classroom because they know they’ll be able to go talk to the counselor.

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Too Much Praise and Reward Will Backfire

Date: December 21st, 2019

Praise is not a bad thing, but it matters how and when you use it.

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Behavior: Tattling on the Playground?

Date: December 18th, 2019

Tattlers can be needy kids — this is how I handle it.

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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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Here’s a Great Consequence for Violating Acceptable Use Policy!

Date: December 11th, 2019

Here’s a great example of a consequence for when a kid violates the Acceptable Use Policy.

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