Negotiate? Maybe.

Date: November 29th, 2017

When a kid gets confrontational, keep your cool. From a calm place, decide if you negotiate or if you hold the line.

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Behavior: Got a Frequent Flyer?

Date: November 8th, 2017

If you don’t have a protocol ready, a Frequent Flyer can easily bring your instruction to a halt.

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Losing Your Cool?

Date: November 1st, 2017

Got a kid getting under your skin? Here’s an innovative way for neighboring teachers to bail each other out.

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Behavior: put the brakes on your reaction

Date: August 28th, 2017

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Behavior: Don’t argue with a student!

Date: August 21st, 2017

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Behavior: do you give TOO many breaks?

Date: June 7th, 2017

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Behavior: teach respect for authority

Date: December 13th, 2016

As adults, we know that certain people have certain authority. But kids need to be TAUGHT that! Watch this video for more.

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How to avoid power struggles with non-directive cues

Date: March 5th, 2015

We’re all familiar with those kids who don’t pay attention during class and think they won’t get caught. We need to be careful not to get into a power struggle with them. Watch this video for my easy tip on how I handle it.

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How “thank you” can trigger a power struggle

Date: January 23rd, 2014

Watch this video [0:56] to learn why you might not always want to say “thank you” when a student does what you asked her to do.

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Starting a power struggle is a dead end

Date: September 19th, 2013

Watch this video [0:46] to learn an early “power struggle” mistake I made.

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