Did A Kid Trash Your Room?

Date: July 4th, 2020

How do you handle a kid who just trashed your classroom? Here’s my suggestion.

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Say It and Keep Moving!

Date: June 24th, 2020

Don’t give students control by waiting around for them to comply! Move on!

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Behavior: I’m Not Doing This!

Date: May 13th, 2020

Behaviors are sometimes symptoms and we have to figure out what the CAUSAL factor is.

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In Control or Outta Control?

Date: April 29th, 2020

There is a DIFFERENCE between difficult IN-CONTROL behavior and difficult OUT-OF-CONTROL behavior. I respond differently to each one!

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When a Kid BLURTS OUT!

Date: February 26th, 2020

What’s the best way to handle a kid who blurts out the answer?

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Hitting You Emotionally?

Date: February 23rd, 2020

When a child says something rude to you that hits you emotionally, can you control your own behavior?

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Too Much Praise and Reward Will Backfire

Date: December 21st, 2019

Praise is not a bad thing, but it matters how and when you use it.

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We All Lack Emotional Coping Skills – Students and Teachers Alike!

Date: September 28th, 2019

Students lack emotional coping skills. But guess what? Sometimes so do the adults!

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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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Compliance is a Loaded Word and I Don’t Like It

Date: March 31st, 2019

“I want compliance!” Be careful – that word can lead to a power struggle.

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