Short Detentions? VERY Short.

Date: May 9th, 2018

I use short, short detentions to turn around troublemakers.

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Teach Kids How to Handle Anger and Frustration

Date: March 30th, 2018

Got kids who are frustrated, angry, upset? Give them a “toolbox” for managing these tougher emotions.

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A Five-Year Old Was Being Teased…

Date: December 13th, 2017

This is what I said to a 5-year old who told me he was being teased by a classmate.

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What Does Respect Look Like?

Date: November 14th, 2017

When f-bombs are used at home, kids don’t know what RESPECT in school looks like. So patiently teach them!

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Behavior prevention: teach how to ask questions

Date: July 5th, 2017

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Behavior: are your expectations too advanced?

Date: May 31st, 2017

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Teach kids how to de-escalate themselves!

Date: May 17th, 2017

Watch this video for a great tip on how a high school teacher taught her class how to identify their feelings and self-manage.

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Behavior: stop, think, process!

Date: February 15th, 2017

When there is a behavior issue with a student, we usually jump in immediately to handle it. But instead of this, I like to use a process called S.T.P. Watch this video to see what that is.

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Tier 1 social coaching after an upsetting recess

Date: May 5th, 2016

I have a step process that I use for Tier 1 social coaching. It’s called validate, de-escalate, relate, teach, and reintegrate. Watch this video for more.

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What do you do when a student always blames another student?

Date: August 28th, 2013

Watch this video [1:16] to see how to handle the blame game.

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