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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Behavior: Chatty Class?

Date: November 22nd, 2017

Chatty class? Set up clear expectations. This is Instruction Time; that is Chat Time. Don’t assume! Teach them!

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Self-Regulating: Teach Kids How!

Date: October 18th, 2017

Kids don’t automatically know how to self-regulate. So teach them!

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Behavior: Are Kids Refusing?

Date: September 20th, 2017

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Behavior: put the brakes on your reaction

Date: August 28th, 2017

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Behavior: Don’t argue with a student!

Date: August 21st, 2017

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Behavior: 2 strategies for tattling

Date: March 29th, 2017

Watch this video for two scenarios on tattling and how I handle them.

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Behavior: kid sleeping in class?

Date: July 5th, 2016

When I have a student in class who is sleeping, I like to use a non-directive way to get his/her attention. Watch this video to see how I do this.

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Behavior: don’t ask, redirect

Date: June 2nd, 2016

Sometimes we get caught up in asking students questions why they are doing something. But is that really the best way to handle things? Watch this video for my tip.

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Handling work avoidance in class

Date: February 18th, 2016

When a student refuses to do classwork, we might want to just kick him or her out of class. But is that always the best option? Watch this video for my tip on how I handle it.

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