When Is the Best Response NO Response?

Date: August 17th, 2019

Sometimes I just need to step back before I even THINK about responding.

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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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I Won’t Negotiate on These Four Classroom Rules

Date: August 10th, 2019

Tell your students YOUR non-negotiable rules.

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We MUST Teach Anger Self-Management

Date: August 6th, 2019

Do you TEACH kids how not to become angry? Or do you just give the kid an out when they’re angry?

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If You’re Asking Them to Work in Groups, YOU BETTER TEACH ‘EM HOW!!!

Date: August 4th, 2019

Even if you have a great lesson plan, you still might get really awful behaviors unless you teach them the social skills they’ll need for it.

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Poor Conversation Skills Can LOOK Like Behavior Problems

Date: July 31st, 2019

There are a lot of skills needed for a conversation. Are you teaching them?

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A Difficult Parent Probably Had a Difficult Time in School Themselves

Date: July 27th, 2019

When parents have to come to school because of a problem with their kid, they bring their experiences from school with them.

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I Don’t Like to Use Screen Time as a Reward

Date: July 24th, 2019

Are we feeding into our young students’ lack of social skills by using screen time as a reward?

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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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Behaviors Are Symptoms of Skill Deficits

Date: July 17th, 2019

Somewhere in your life you were taught life skills. Were your students?

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