A Five-Year Old Was Being Teased…

Date: December 13th, 2017

This is what I said to a 5-year old who told me he was being teased by a classmate.

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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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Losing Your Cool?

Date: November 1st, 2017

Got a kid getting under your skin? Here’s an innovative way for neighboring teachers to bail each other out.

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Self-Regulating: Teach Kids How!

Date: October 18th, 2017

Kids don’t automatically know how to self-regulate. So teach them!

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Angry Kids Make us Angry

Date: September 13th, 2017

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Behavior: put the brakes on your reaction

Date: August 28th, 2017

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Behavior: are you modeling what you want?

Date: March 15th, 2017

Remember, our students watch how we handle situations. This teaches them how to respond to similar situations. Watch this video for an example.

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Behavior: stop, think, process!

Date: February 15th, 2017

When there is a behavior issue with a student, we usually jump in immediately to handle it. But instead of this, I like to use a process called S.T.P. Watch this video to see what that is.

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Behavior: powerful time outs

Date: September 22nd, 2016

If we use time outs in our classroom, we want to make sure they’re proactive. Watch this video for my tip on how to do this.

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A child’s “right” doesn’t make his response correct

Date: March 17th, 2016

It’s so important to teach children that how they respond to a situation matters. And they only have control over their response. Sometimes we need to help their parents understand this as well. Watch this video for more.

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