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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An Easy Way to Handle Tattletaling

Date: August 22nd, 2018

Tattletales, complainers, and “informers” are sometimes looking for attention. Here’s how I handle them.

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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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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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What was the Function of THAT Behavior?

Date: May 18th, 2018

Want to change a behavior? First, figure out what need is being met by it.

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Short Detentions? VERY Short.

Date: May 9th, 2018

I use short, short detentions to turn around troublemakers.

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I HATE Sending Kids to the Office!

Date: March 28th, 2018

Here’s my argument against sending kids to the office. You may not want to hear it!

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Behavior: 2 strategies for tattling

Date: March 29th, 2017

Watch this video for two scenarios on tattling and how I handle them.

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Behavior: are you rewarding tantrums?

Date: December 20th, 2016

When a child has poor emotional skills, it can cause tantrums. Our first thought might be to call our crisis team. Watch this video to see what I do instead.

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Behavior: unconditional attention

Date: September 8th, 2016

Unconditional attention helps kids to realize they don’t need to use bad behavior to get attention. What are some ways to show unconditional attention? Watch this video to see.

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