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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The Problem with Power Struggles

Date: January 20th, 2019

Our want for compliance can lead us to a power struggle if we’re not careful!

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How I Avoid Arguments with Students

Date: December 1st, 2018

Do you want to know the most powerful thing to do when a student wants to argue? Here’s what I do.

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My Favorite Behavior Management When I Get My Buttons Pushed

Date: October 10th, 2018

Ever have that kid who knows what buttons to push to aggravate you? Here’s how I handle it.

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