Blurred Lines of Authority at Home

Date: July 10th, 2022

When the lines of authority are blurry at home, those kids bring that into school. Which means we have to teach them that things are different at school.

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2 Tips: The Student Who Argues

Date: August 8th, 2021

Do you have a kid who argues about EVERYTHING?! Here are two simple tips I recommend when a child tries to argue with you.

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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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How I Avoid Arguments with Students

Date: December 1st, 2018

Do you want to know the most powerful thing to do when a student wants to argue? Here’s what I do.

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Getting an Off-Task Edgy Kid Back on Task

Date: May 29th, 2018

There’s usually no need to be confrontational and up the ante. Here’s what I do.

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Negotiate? Maybe.

Date: November 29th, 2017

When a kid gets confrontational, keep your cool. From a calm place, decide if you negotiate or if you hold the line.

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Angry Kids Make us Angry

Date: September 13th, 2017

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Behavior: Don’t argue with a student!

Date: August 21st, 2017

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Video: do not argue with students

Date: November 19th, 2015

Arguing with students gets us nowhere. Watch this video to see the two techniques I use to make sure not to get into an argument with them.

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Behavior: how giving a LITTLE control can make a BIG difference.

Date: February 12th, 2015

We know how difficult it is to deal with a child who wants control. Watch this video for my tip on how to handle it.

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