Short Detentions? VERY Short.

Date: May 9th, 2018

I use short, short detentions to turn around troublemakers.

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A Kid with a Tough Home Life Who’s Always Late

Date: April 29th, 2018

Should I have let her make up her tardy time? Or should I have sent her to the office?

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Consequences are Most Effective When They are Timely!

Date: April 25th, 2018

Sending kids to the office delays consequences and waters down the impact. Handle kids yourself whenever you can!

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Behavior: Distractions in Desk?

Date: April 18th, 2018

Gotta kid who’s distracted by the contents of his own desk? Don’t put up with it! Even if the kid gets mad.

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Consequence: Saying Sorry

Date: April 8th, 2018

Teach kids HOW to apologize. An insincere ‘sorry’ is worthless.

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Don’t Ban! Teach Skills!

Date: February 28th, 2018

Don’t ban activities. Instead teach kids how to win, lose, wait, take turns. Teach SEL skills!

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Suspension Repeaters?

Date: February 21st, 2018

If suspension doesn’t include skill-building activities, the student is going to keep getting into trouble!

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The F-Word in School?

Date: January 17th, 2018

Do you want to reduce the number of f-bombs dropped in your classroom and the hallway?

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Behavior: Disruption and Refusal

Date: January 10th, 2018

When kids won’t settle down, that’s when Disruption becomes Refusal. Consequences are next.

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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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