Behavior: are your expectations too advanced?

Date: May 31st, 2017

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Consequences: 4-part rubric for an apology letter

Date: May 24th, 2017

If we are having a student write an apology letter, then we need to give him/her structure around that. How? Watch my video to see.

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Behavior: do you send kids to the wall at recess?

Date: April 19th, 2017

When a kid misbehaves during recess, they often get sent to ‘the wall’ as a punishment. But what does that teach them? Watch my video for more!

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Behavior: define responsibility in kid-speak

Date: January 18th, 2017

For students to fully understand what we want from them, we need to explain it using kid-speak. Watch my video to see what I mean by this.

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Behavior: teach respect for authority

Date: December 13th, 2016

As adults, we know that certain people have certain authority. But kids need to be TAUGHT that! Watch this video for more.

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Behavior: powerful time outs

Date: September 22nd, 2016

If we use time outs in our classroom, we want to make sure they’re proactive. Watch this video for my tip on how to do this.

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Teach skills in detention

Date: May 19th, 2016

When we give a student detention, the amount of time he or she spends in detention shouldn’t matter. What SHOULD matter is teaching skills to the student while they’re in detention. Watch this video for more.

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Use In-School Suspension as a Tier 2 intervention

Date: April 7th, 2016

In-School Suspension can be used as a Tier 2 intervention. Watch this video to see how I do this.

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A child’s “right” doesn’t make his response correct

Date: March 17th, 2016

It’s so important to teach children that how they respond to a situation matters. And they only have control over their response. Sometimes we need to help their parents understand this as well. Watch this video for more.

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Should parents punish kids for in-school behavior?

Date: March 3rd, 2016

For consequences to work the best, they need to be timely. Watch this video to see why it’s important that consequences are given at school for in-school behavior.

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