If a Kid Misbehaves to Get Attention Because That’s All They Know…

Date: November 16th, 2019

When a kid misbehaves in order to get attention, do you withhold attention?

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Behavior: Kid Escalating?

Date: November 6th, 2019

We can’t get through to a kid who is in the middle of an escalation. We need to wait!

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Behavior: Transitions and Acting Out

Date: October 9th, 2019

Here’s what I do so all those transitions don’t cause behaviors!

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What Do You Do When Your Consequence Backfires?

Date: September 11th, 2019

When a consequence backfires, that actually gives you a lot of useful information.

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It’s Hard to Be Creative If You’re Traumatized

Date: June 26th, 2019

Trauma makes it harder for kids to do school assignments that require imagination. So what can you do?

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All the Ways We Reinforce Attention Seeking

Date: April 14th, 2019

Watch for the signs that you are reinforcing attention seeking.

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Every Behavior Has a PURPOSE!

Date: March 16th, 2019

Every behavior, good or bad, serves a function. So ask yourself, “What is a child getting from their behavior?”

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Trauma Often Looks Like ADHD in Our Students

Date: November 28th, 2018

Kid getting distracted easily? Is it ADHD? Or could it be trauma?

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Is a Behavior Violating Community?

Date: November 20th, 2018

When a kid violates one of our school or classroom values, the consequence should connect back to that value.

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Attention-Seeking Misbehavior and My Unusual Response

Date: October 20th, 2018

I get a lot of argument about this, but here’s what I do when a kid uses misbehavior to get attention.

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