Unlock More MOTIVATION for Remote Learning (another personal confession at the end!)

Date: August 30th, 2020

More tips on how to MOTIVATE kids and help them tackle those inner and outer distractions when learning in the remote classroom.

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Motivating the Remote Learner (confession at the end!)

Date: August 15th, 2020

During this time of virtual learning, one of the biggest behavior problems we face is HOW to MOTIVATE our students! Here are my thoughts and some research, too. [Zimmerman, B. J. (2002). Becoming a self-regulated learner: An overview. Theory Into Practice, 41(2), 64-70.]

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Changing Our Interventions for Extreme Behaviors

Date: August 8th, 2020

When we get back to in-person education, I say let’s take the opportunity to finally change our interventions for extreme behaviors.

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Consistent Learning Shutdown?

Date: August 1st, 2020

I train teachers to do this process when dealing with kids who consistently shut down and refuse to do certain tasks. Trust me, it WORKS!

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Every Behavior Meets a Need!

Date: July 25th, 2020

What need is this child’s behavior trying to satisfy?

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Disruption! Refusal!

Date: May 3rd, 2020

DISRUPTION and REFUSAL are the big behaviors! But we make things more complicated than we need to!

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In Control or Outta Control?

Date: April 29th, 2020

There is a DIFFERENCE between difficult IN-CONTROL behavior and difficult OUT-OF-CONTROL behavior. I respond differently to each one!

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Kid Likes to Run Out of the Room?

Date: December 28th, 2019

What are you doing with the kid who likes to run out of the room?

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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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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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