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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When a Kid BLURTS OUT!

Date: February 26th, 2020

What’s the best way to handle a kid who blurts out the answer?

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1 in 8 Kids Are Living in Trauma or Abuse

Date: January 15th, 2020

When you put kids in unstructured settings, remember that a huge number live with trauma or abuse.

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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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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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Don’t Reward Attention-Seeking Room Trashing

Date: December 25th, 2019

I’ve seen kids trash a classroom because they know they’ll be able to go talk to the counselor.

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Teach Kids to Put Space Between Impulse and Action

Date: December 14th, 2019

We have to deliberately teach kids how to put space between their thoughts and their actions.

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How I Ride Out a Tantrum

Date: November 27th, 2019

What should you do when a kid throws a tantrum? Sometimes the answer is NOTHING!

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