When Is the Best Response NO Response?

Date: August 17th, 2019

Sometimes I just need to step back before I even THINK about responding.

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Riding It Out When a Kid is Tantruming

Date: July 21st, 2019

The hardest thing for us when a kid is throwing a tantrum is to do nothing. BUT that is exactly what we need to do sometimes.

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You Do NOT Have to Respond IMMEDIATELY

Date: May 26th, 2019

Ever see a child do something to another kid? And RIGHT in front of you!! BEFORE you respond, stop, think, and process!

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How I Respond to Escalating Behaviors

Date: May 4th, 2019

These are steps I take to handle the different stages of an escalating kid.

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Keeping Your Poker Face Even When A Kid Gets to You

Date: April 10th, 2019

Don’t let the kid with emotional baggage realize they’ve gotten under your skin. Instead, keep your poker face!

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Control Yourself is the First Rule

Date: March 3rd, 2019

When managing a difficult behavior, the first rule is to control YOURSELF. Your behavior choices can have a huge impact on the behavior choices others make.

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Take a Breath, Calm Yourself, THEN Respond

Date: February 23rd, 2019

BEFORE you respond, stop, think, and process!

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Sometimes YOU Need a Quick Respite

Date: February 10th, 2019

When I am at my wits’ end with my class, I will swap classes with a colleague, just for a few minutes. This gives me a chance to reset myself.

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Just Because a Student Loses Control Doesn’t Mean I Do!

Date: February 6th, 2019

When a student is acting out, the other kids are watching MY response! This is what I want them to see…

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I Control My Temper No Matter What a Kid Says

Date: February 2nd, 2019

I don’t care WHAT a student says to me, I keep CALM.

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