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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Do I Keep Control or Lose Control?

Date: October 13th, 2018

Who is in control? You, or the person who has “disrespected” you?

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My Favorite Behavior Management When I Get My Buttons Pushed

Date: October 10th, 2018

Ever have that kid who knows what buttons to push to aggravate you? Here’s how I handle it.

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Disrespectful Little Monster?

Date: September 15th, 2018

Don’t let your Automatic Thought get you into a power struggle!

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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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