If I Don’t Have the Skills Already, Punishment Won’t Work

Date: August 15th, 2018

Remember when punishment changed behavior? Well, it doesn’t do that now, and here’s why…

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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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Why Detentions Don’t Work But Could

Date: March 14th, 2018

Do you want a kid to actually CHANGE their behavior because you gave them a detention? Here’s how.

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Behavior: Consequences That Make Sense

Date: October 11th, 2017

Consequences for breaking the Responsibility class rule? An extra act of RESPONSIBILITY.

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Behavior: Breaking Classroom Rules?

Date: October 4th, 2017

Make the consequences meaningful when kids break rules in your class.

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Behavior: make detention work!

Date: July 12th, 2017

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Punishment: No recess? Detention?

Date: July 28th, 2016

If we take away recess as a punishment and have the child do more school work, they are just going to hate that work. We don’t want that. We want them to be excited about school. Watch this video to see what I do instead.

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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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The point of detention? To teach skills

Date: December 30th, 2015

If a child just does time in detention, then you will never see their behavior get better. Watch this video for my tip on how to make detention useful.

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