If I Don’t Have the Skills Already, Punishment Won’t Work

Date: August 15th, 2018

Remember when punishment changed behavior? Well, it doesn’t do that now, and here’s why…

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It’s a Big Mistake to Think Kids Know How to Behave

Date: August 1st, 2018

I get a lot less frustrated when I assume kids have NO behavior skills and go ahead and TEACH what I want.

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In-School Suspension is NOT a Holding Tank!

Date: July 25th, 2018

I have very strong opinions on what we should NOT be doing in In-School Suspension!

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When NOT to Fight Distractions, ‘Cause You’ll Never Win

Date: July 21st, 2018

Fighting a BIG distraction may not be the answer. Here’s what I do…

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Don’t Assume Kids Know How to Change Activities! They Don’t!

Date: June 30th, 2018

kids how to transition successfully without giving you behaviors.

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Make a Creative Menu of Consequences

Date: June 23rd, 2018

I like slightly outside-of-the-box consequences that hold kids accountable.

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Don’t Do the WRONG Thing When a Kid with ADHD is Failing Math!!!

Date: June 17th, 2018

You say no one knows how to help the ADHD kid who’s failing math? Yes we do!!!

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Help a Kid Get Organized and Their Behaviors WILL Improve

Date: June 8th, 2018

I’ve got a bunch of strategies for helping kids find their own, organic ways to organize.

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Don’t Just Kick Me Out of Class

Date: June 2nd, 2018

The Tier 2 intervention is who and how and when is someone going to TEACH me the skills I lack?

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Unruly Kids and Traumatized Kids NEED Classroom Jobs

Date: May 27th, 2018

Kids who can’t self-regulate? I use classroom jobs to teach them. Kids from trauma really need this!

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