Kids Need Us to Define Behavior Objectively and Precisely

Date: June 19th, 2019

Saying a behavior is inappropriate, and leaving it at that, only tells the child that you personally do not like that behavior. That’s not necessarily enough information for them to understand the problem.

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Taking Back Control When Behavior Goes TOO FAR!

Date: June 16th, 2019

With a kid who exhibits Tier 3 behavior, ALL the adults need to be on the same page, ALL the time, with a protocol in place that EVERYBODY follows.

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If I’m Losing the Class I Hit the RESTART Button

Date: June 12th, 2019

Don’t persist in teaching if you’re losing your whole class. Instead, RESTART!

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DO NOT Give Everyone a Trophy!!!

Date: June 8th, 2019

Learning how to compete is a social skill! Kids will suffer as adults if we don’t teach it to them!

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This is How We Can Turn Tier 2 Behavior Around!

Date: June 5th, 2019

You CAN get a kid with Tier 2 behavior to turn a corner!

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Timing MATTERS When Giving a Detention!

Date: June 1st, 2019

This is how I handle giving a student a detention so they don’t check out on me for the rest of my class!

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If Kids Know Talk Time Is Coming, They Will Pay More Attention During Instruction

Date: May 29th, 2019

When kids know they will have an opportunity to talk with their friends, they hold it together a lot longer!

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You Do NOT Have to Respond IMMEDIATELY

Date: May 26th, 2019

Ever see a child do something to another kid? And RIGHT in front of you!! BEFORE you respond, stop, think, and process!

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What’s the Difference Between Swearing in the Hall and Swearing AT Someone?

Date: May 22nd, 2019

There’s a difference between swearing in the hall with your friends and swearing at someone. One is a disruption, the other crosses the line into disrespect.

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Behavior? Sometimes We Just Have to Walk Over…

Date: May 18th, 2019

Sometimes we can manage a behavior without stopping what we’re teaching. How?

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