My Favorite Behavior Management When I Get My Buttons Pushed

Date: October 10th, 2018

Ever have that kid who knows what buttons to push to aggravate you? Here’s how I handle it.

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When Is Break Time a Bad Idea in a Behavior Plan?

Date: October 6th, 2018

When is “break time” a bad idea in a behavior plan? And who decides when “break time” is? You? The student?

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Behavior Plan for Eighty-Five Teachers?

Date: August 29th, 2018

I don’t care how big your school is, all teachers can follow this simple behavior plan for a kid in trouble. And that’s powerful.

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Untimely Consequences are Useless

Date: July 28th, 2018

You can waste consequences if they aren’t timely.

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Don’t Use Rewards with a Manipulator!!!

Date: May 5th, 2018

If you use rewards with a manipulative kid, I promise you it will backfire.

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Vague Behavior Descriptions Are Worthless

Date: May 2nd, 2018

You can’t measure “inappropriate” behavior — it’s too subjective. So be specific. WHAT is “inappropriate”?

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Teach Kids How to Handle Anger and Frustration

Date: March 30th, 2018

Got kids who are frustrated, angry, upset? Give them a “toolbox” for managing these tougher emotions.

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Rewards Can Backfire!

Date: December 26th, 2017

I’d be careful about giving extra time on technology as a reward to a kid with low SEL skills!

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Behavior: do you give TOO many breaks?

Date: June 7th, 2017

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Behavior: are your expectations too advanced?

Date: May 31st, 2017

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