A Social Emotional Mess…?

Date: January 19th, 2020

Are we failing to address the causal factor or skill deficit for why a student is failing in class?

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If I Destroyed the Bulletin Board…

Date: January 8th, 2020

A logical consequence when a child destroys a bulletin board is to have that child give back to the school’s community, on his/her time!

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Too Much Praise and Reward Will Backfire

Date: December 21st, 2019

Praise is not a bad thing, but it matters how and when you use it.

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Behavior: Tattling on the Playground?

Date: December 18th, 2019

Tattlers can be needy kids — this is how I handle it.

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Being Able to Compete is a Skill and Kids Don’t Have It!

Date: December 7th, 2019

Kids can’t handle competition and this is why! And this is what we should do about it!

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Kids Need Play to Develop Executive Functioning Skills

Date: November 20th, 2019

Don’t take so much play out of school that kids can’t develop executive functioning skills!

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If a Kid Misbehaves to Get Attention Because That’s All They Know…

Date: November 16th, 2019

When a kid misbehaves in order to get attention, do you withhold attention?

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Behavior: Kid Escalating?

Date: November 6th, 2019

We can’t get through to a kid who is in the middle of an escalation. We need to wait!

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You Can’t Control Their Home Lives and It Doesn’t Matter!

Date: October 16th, 2019

We can’t change what a kid is allowed to do at home. BUT we CAN teach them the skills needed to behave in school!

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Not Being Able to Handle Rejection Can Cause a Behavior Problem

Date: August 21st, 2019

We need to teach kids how to handle rejection because that is a real life skill!!!

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