Kids Need Us to Define Behavior Objectively and Precisely

Date: June 19th, 2019

Saying a behavior is inappropriate, and leaving it at that, only tells the child that you personally do not like that behavior. That’s not necessarily enough information for them to understand the problem.

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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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Do I Keep Control or Lose Control?

Date: October 13th, 2018

Who is in control? You, or the person who has “disrespected” you?

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Disrespectful Little Monster?

Date: September 15th, 2018

Don’t let your Automatic Thought get you into a power struggle!

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Offended and Offensive on Social Media

Date: September 4th, 2018

Let’s teach our kids the SEL skills they need on social media.

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Ignore a Behavior? Part 1

Date: August 4th, 2018

If a kid’s under his desk, do you ignore him, or throw him out?

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Disrespect is Personal

Date: July 10th, 2018

Don’t get too general about what it means to be disrespectful. A kid forgets her homework? Is that disrespect? No.

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I Failed History Because I was a Bit of a Behavior Problem!

Date: May 16th, 2018

I failed history in high school and then years later I taught it to kids who hated it as much as I had.

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Vague Behavior Descriptions Are Worthless

Date: May 2nd, 2018

You can’t measure “inappropriate” behavior — it’s too subjective. So be specific. WHAT is “inappropriate”?

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Little Behavior? What I Do.

Date: January 31st, 2018

When facing a behavior while teaching, ask yourself what problem it’s causing before you act.

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