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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Behavior management: build rapport with validation

Date: June 18th, 2015

Watch this video to see how validating a child’s behavior can help the situation.

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How to avoid power struggles with non-directive cues

Date: March 5th, 2015

We’re all familiar with those kids who don’t pay attention during class and think they won’t get caught. We need to be careful not to get into a power struggle with them. Watch this video for my easy tip on how I handle it.

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Behavior: do you REQUIRE eye contact?

Date: December 29th, 2014

Watch this video [1:08] to see why it might be better not to force the issue of eye contact when speaking with a kid.

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Managing the behavior of the kid who yells out

Date: October 23rd, 2014

Watch this video [1:29] for how I manage the behavior of the kid who yells out an answer even though I’ve called on someone else.

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Behavior: clowning behind your back

Date: June 5th, 2014

Watch this video [1:30] for my best advice on what to do if a kid clowns around behind your back when you’re writing on the board.

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Behavior: blurting out answers

Date: May 29th, 2014

Watch this video [2:29] for my tip on handling the kid who blurts out answers instead of waiting to be called on.

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