Make a Creative Menu of Consequences

Date: June 23rd, 2018

I like slightly outside-of-the-box consequences that hold kids accountable.

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Don’t Blow it with Rewards

Date: June 20th, 2018

Rewards can be meaningful or meaningless. It’s up to you.

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Rewarding TARDY?

Date: June 13th, 2018

You might be making it worthwhile to be tardy? How?

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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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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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