I Did NOT Send Kids Out of My Class

Date: September 26th, 2021

When you send a kid to the office for bad behavior, two things happen. 1) It tells the kid that you can’t handle him and 2) you turn your control over to the office.

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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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Teach Self-Regulation in 3 Steps

Date: July 4th, 2021

Here are 3 easy steps to teach self-regulation. And remember, self-regulation is a big part of intervention.

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What SEL Skills Are Needed to Access That Lesson?

Date: June 27th, 2021

If you know kids don’t have the SEL skills to access a lesson you’re planning, then it’s time for an intervention! And what an excellent way to prevent behaviors!

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But My Mom Lets Me Swear At Home

Date: May 2nd, 2021

Ever have a kid who feels that since they are allowed to swear at home, they can swear at school? Frustrating, right? What can a teacher do about it in the classroom?

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Behaviors in Art Class? Music?

Date: January 17th, 2021

Here are some ideas about holding kids accountable for behavior in art class, music class, and all the other ‘specials.’

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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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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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Better Behavior and Talk Time!

Date: July 8th, 2020

Giving kids Talk Time improves behavior. Here’s how I do it!

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When I Like Consequences

Date: June 28th, 2020

This is when I think consequences make a difference.

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