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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They Did That ON PURPOSE!

Date: October 17th, 2021

When we think a kid has misbehaved ON PURPOSE, I promise you we’ve missed the point.

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A Different Response to RUDE %#$@!!!

Date: July 25th, 2021

It’s very hard not to be indignant when a kid is rude to us. But is that the best response? Here’s what I do instead.

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Escalating Kid? (Part 2)

Date: February 29th, 2020

These are steps I take to handle high end behaviors.

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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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Behavior: Trauma at Home & Aggression in School

Date: November 9th, 2019

When kids are aggressive in school, ask yourself if you’re dealing with a kid in trauma.

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Taking Back Control When Behavior Goes TOO FAR!

Date: June 16th, 2019

With a kid who exhibits Tier 3 behavior, ALL the adults need to be on the same page, ALL the time, with a protocol in place that EVERYBODY follows.

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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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Behaviors Have REASONS

Date: August 25th, 2018

Why is a kid giving you a behavior? Here are the questions I ask myself to find out.

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A Kid is Getting Upset – Are YOU?

Date: July 7th, 2018

Your tone and body language really matter when a kid is escalated. Stay C-A-L-M.

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