When Is the Best Response NO Response?

Date: August 17th, 2019

Sometimes I just need to step back before I even THINK about responding.

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I Won’t Negotiate on These Four Classroom Rules

Date: August 10th, 2019

Tell your students YOUR non-negotiable rules.

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I Like the Peaceful Power of a Non-Directive Cue

Date: July 3rd, 2019

Get the attention of an off-task kid WITHOUT creating a power struggle!

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The Way I Do Lunch Detention

Date: June 22nd, 2019

Lunch detentions can be easier than you think. This is how and why I use them.

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Behavior? Sometimes We Just Have to Walk Over…

Date: May 18th, 2019

Sometimes we can manage a behavior without stopping what we’re teaching. How?

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THINK Before Responding!!!

Date: April 28th, 2019

We don’t have to address attention-seeking behavior right at that moment!!!

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When You Throw Them Out They Miss Instruction

Date: March 6th, 2019

If a child can wait on the office bench to see an administrator, then he/she can wait in your CLASSROOM! And not miss your instruction! Send them to the administrator LATER.

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Cause and Effect Bulletin Board to IMPROVE BEHAVIOR

Date: January 27th, 2019

Here’s an example of how one teacher used a BEHAVIOR Cause and Effect Bulletin Board to EASILY improve behaviors.

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My Outrageous Antics to Get My Class Back On Track

Date: December 29th, 2018

I have been known to do something OUTRAGEOUS to get my class back on track! Here’s an example.

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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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