Teach kids how to de-escalate themselves!

Date: May 17th, 2017

Watch this video for a great tip on how a high school teacher taught her class how to identify their feelings and self-manage.

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Behavior: why I hate to send kids out of class

Date: March 22nd, 2017

When a student is misbehaving, we tend to send him/her our of class. But that might be exactly what they want! Watch this video to see how I handle it.

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Behavior: can I sit with my friends?

Date: March 1st, 2017

When kids want to sit with their friends, use it as an opportunity to teach skills. Watch this video to see how.

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Behavior: are you rewarding tantrums?

Date: December 20th, 2016

When a child has poor emotional skills, it can cause tantrums. Our first thought might be to call our crisis team. Watch this video to see what I do instead.

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Behavior: do you teach kids HOW to self-regulate?

Date: November 10th, 2016

We sometimes use time outs when kids need to calm down. But I like to make sure those kids are learning how to self-regulate their behavior when in a time out. Watch this video to see how I do that.

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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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Behavior: teach organization!

Date: September 15th, 2016

We need to teach kids how to be organized in a way that will work for them. Watch this video for my tip on how to do this.

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Handling work avoidance in class

Date: February 18th, 2016

When a student refuses to do classwork, we might want to just kick him or her out of class. But is that always the best option? Watch this video for my tip on how I handle it.

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Behavior: don’t exit a kid if you can teach around them

Date: September 10th, 2015

Is it our automatic reaction to send a child to “the bench” when they have bad behavior? Watch this video to see why this doesn’t usually result in better behavior.

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Classroom behavior: hand out your own consequences

Date: July 9th, 2015

When a child needs to be given a consequence for their behavior, do we always send them to an administrator? Watch this video to see why this could cause the child to feel he/she doesn’t need to bahave for you.

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