The 4th rule in my classroom: NO

Date: May 3rd, 2017

Kids need to learn to accept “no” as an answer. Watch this video to see how I teach them how to do this.

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Behavior expectations: the power of repeating

Date: March 8th, 2017

We sometimes get tired of repeating ourselves. But being consistent is what will affect behaviors. Watch this video for more.

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Behavior: define responsibility in kid-speak

Date: January 18th, 2017

For students to fully understand what we want from them, we need to explain it using kid-speak. Watch my video to see what I mean by this.

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Keep accommodation within school rules

Date: June 9th, 2016

Kids with documented disabilities may need accommodations. But we need to make sure we don’t break school rules with those accommodations. Watch this video for my tip on how we can do this.

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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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Behavior: my cell phone rule in class

Date: November 5th, 2015

We often have to deal with students playing with their cell phones in class. Banning them won’t make them go away. Watch this video for my tip on how to handle cell phones in class.

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State behavior expectations in the positive

Date: October 22nd, 2015

We tell kids what not to do. But do we tell them what we expect them to do? Watch this video to see why this is important.

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Behavior management: consistency with building rules

Date: May 20th, 2015

We reduce bigger behaviors when we consistently enforce building rules. Watch this video for more.

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Classroom management: three rules that are a must!

Date: February 26th, 2015

Right from the beginning of the school year, I set my classroom up with three important rules. Watch this video to see what they are.

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Do you break building rules in your classroom?

Date: November 24th, 2014

If you want to know if I let kids break building rules in my classroom, watch this video [1:09].

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