How to Deal with Unpredictable Social Interactions

Date: November 14th, 2018

Do you have a student who can interact with adults but not their peers? Adults are predictable, kids are not!

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SEL and Why I Love Cafeteria Duty

Date: November 11th, 2018

Not everyone likes doing cafeteria duty. I LOVE it! Why? Because I look at it as an opportunity to teach social skills!

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Take Away All Their Control and You’ve Got a Fight

Date: November 7th, 2018

You’ll lose every time if you take all control away from a controlling student.

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My Four Unbreakable Rules

Date: November 3rd, 2018

I have four standard rules for my classroom at any age. And my students know I will NOT budge on these!

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Your Presence in the Hall Will Change Behaviors

Date: October 31st, 2018

Want to start changing behaviors school-wide tomorrow? Get every single teacher to stand in the hall between classes.

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Do Your Kids Know What Authority Means?

Date: October 27th, 2018

Kids often try to negotiate. But sometimes no means no.

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Is Cell Phone Use in Class Driving You Crazy?

Date: October 23rd, 2018

Folks, instead of banning cell phones altogether, we need to teach skills. Here’s what I mean.

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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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DISTRACTIONS, Not Focus, is the ADHD Issue

Date: October 17th, 2018

A kid with ADHD knows how to focus, but when they are distracted by something more interesting, that’s the issue!

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Do I Keep Control or Lose Control?

Date: October 13th, 2018

Who is in control? You, or the person who has “disrespected” you?

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