Behavior: Disruption and Refusal

Date: January 10th, 2018

When kids won’t settle down, that’s when Disruption becomes Refusal. Consequences are next.

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Don’t Ignore. Control.

Date: December 20th, 2017

I don’t want you to ignore the behavior. I want you to control it. I give tips in this video.

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Negotiate? Maybe.

Date: November 29th, 2017

When a kid gets confrontational, keep your cool. From a calm place, decide if you negotiate or if you hold the line.

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Behavior: Are Kids Refusing?

Date: September 20th, 2017

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Dress code violations are refusal

Date: April 21st, 2016

Dress code is something we often have to deal with. But dress code isn’t the behavior, refusal is the behavior. And that is what we need to address. Watch this video for more.

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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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How I helped one student solve his own problem

Date: September 12th, 2013

Watch this video [1:28] to see how Polly helped a reluctant student to solve his own dilemma.

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What is the REAL problem when a student violates the dress code?

Date: March 19th, 2013

Watch this video [1:12] to learn what the real problem is when students don’t follow the dress code or the rules about cell phones.

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When a student tries to bait me…

Date: March 7th, 2013

Watch this video [2:13] to learn one way to avoid taking the bait when a defiant student wants to test your reaction.

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