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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Teach Kids to Handle Anxiety, Not Hide

Date: March 8th, 2019

How will our students learn to deal with anxiety if we give them so many accommodations they never have to experience it?!

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Getting a Distracted Class Back on Track

Date: February 17th, 2019

Distracted class? Here’s a way I use to get them back on track and mix in a little intervention at the same time!

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Don’t Waste In-School Suspension

Date: January 16th, 2019

In-School Suspension should be In-School INTERVENTION!

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The Calm Brain is a Better Performing Brain

Date: December 8th, 2018

Teaching our kids how to sit for a few minutes and do NOTHING will calm their brains and help them to prepare for the next thing.

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Most Detentions are a Waste, But Not MINE

Date: November 17th, 2018

When I give a detention, I make sure I’m the one in with the student. Why?

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How to Deal with Unpredictable Social Interactions

Date: November 14th, 2018

Do you have a student who can interact with adults but not their peers? Adults are predictable, kids are not!

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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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Behavior Plan for Eighty-Five Teachers?

Date: August 29th, 2018

I don’t care how big your school is, all teachers can follow this simple behavior plan for a kid in trouble. And that’s powerful.

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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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