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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Kids Get in Trouble in the World When WE Let Adult Authority Slide

Date: April 3rd, 2019

Every adult in the school is an authority figure, even if they’re not a teacher.

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I Control My Temper No Matter What a Kid Says

Date: February 2nd, 2019

I don’t care WHAT a student says to me, I keep CALM.

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The Problem with Power Struggles

Date: January 20th, 2019

Our want for compliance can lead us to a power struggle if we’re not careful!

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Do I Keep Control or Lose Control?

Date: October 13th, 2018

Who is in control? You, or the person who has “disrespected” you?

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Insisting on Eye Contact?

Date: September 19th, 2018

Could we be preventing a kid from HEARING us because we’re insisting on eye contact?

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Disrespectful Little Monster?

Date: September 15th, 2018

Don’t let your Automatic Thought get you into a power struggle!

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Disrespect is Personal

Date: July 10th, 2018

Don’t get too general about what it means to be disrespectful. A kid forgets her homework? Is that disrespect? No.

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I Failed History Because I was a Bit of a Behavior Problem!

Date: May 16th, 2018

I failed history in high school and then years later I taught it to kids who hated it as much as I had.

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Vague Behavior Descriptions Are Worthless

Date: May 2nd, 2018

You can’t measure “inappropriate” behavior — it’s too subjective. So be specific. WHAT is “inappropriate”?

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