Is a Behavior Violating Community?

Date: November 20th, 2018

When a kid violates one of our school or classroom values, the consequence should connect back to that value.

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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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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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