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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The Problem with Power Struggles

Date: January 20th, 2019

Our want for compliance can lead us to a power struggle if we’re not careful!

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No Matter the Homelife, Teach Kids to Behave in School

Date: December 23rd, 2018

It doesn’t matter what a kid is allowed to do at home. We CAN teach them how to behave in school!

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How I Avoid Arguments with Students

Date: December 1st, 2018

Do you want to know the most powerful thing to do when a student wants to argue? Here’s what I do.

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Take Away All Their Control and You’ve Got a Fight

Date: November 7th, 2018

You’ll lose every time if you take all control away from a controlling student.

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