Don’t Get into a Power Struggle When a Student Interrupts You.

Date: July 14th, 2018

DO NOT let student interruptions stop your instruction. Here’s how.

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A Kid is Getting Upset – Are YOU?

Date: July 7th, 2018

Your tone and body language really matter when a kid is escalated. Stay C-A-L-M.

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Getting an Off-Task Edgy Kid Back on Task

Date: May 29th, 2018

There’s usually no need to be confrontational and up the ante. Here’s what I do.

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Don’t Respond Till You are CALM.

Date: March 24th, 2018

Nothing says you have to respond to a rude kid on the spot. Give yourself space. Then respond. If at all.

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Don’t Ban! Teach Skills!

Date: February 28th, 2018

Don’t ban activities. Instead teach kids how to win, lose, wait, take turns. Teach SEL skills!

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TELL Them WHAT To Do.

Date: February 7th, 2018

Do you want good behaviors? Tell them exactly what you DO want, not just what you DON’T want.

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Little Behavior? What I Do.

Date: January 31st, 2018

When facing a behavior while teaching, ask yourself what problem it’s causing before you act.

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Got a Controlling Student?

Date: January 24th, 2018

Watch my surprising advice about staying in control with a controlling student.

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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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