Adolescents Need Control — Show Them How

Date: October 24th, 2021

Have you ever had a student say, “Adults just want to CONTROL us!!” Here’s how we can show them how they can have some of the control they want and need.

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I Did a Stupid Thing as a Kid! Why?

Date: April 18th, 2021

I did something really stupid when I was a kid! There are 3 reasons WHY kids do stupid things.

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The Best Way to Redirect Behavior!

Date: July 22nd, 2020

Here is a BIG tip in redirecting a child’s behavior so as to help prevent it from turning into a power struggle.

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Say It and Keep Moving!

Date: June 24th, 2020

Don’t give students control by waiting around for them to comply! Move on!

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Do Kids Respect Us?

Date: June 21st, 2020

Is it possible WE are causing kids to lose respect for us?

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Sugar-Coated Control?

Date: June 3rd, 2020

Are rewards backfiring on you? (Thanks to Rheta DeVries for “sugar-coated control.”)

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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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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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How I Respond to Escalating Behaviors

Date: May 4th, 2019

These are steps I take to handle the different stages of an escalating kid.

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Keeping Your Poker Face Even When A Kid Gets to You

Date: April 10th, 2019

Don’t let the kid with emotional baggage realize they’ve gotten under your skin. Instead, keep your poker face!

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