Disrespect is a Behavior to Manage

Date: April 3rd, 2022

Before we can hold kids responsible for DISRESPECT we really have to define RESPECT. Then we have to teach it.

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Describe the 4 Most Common School Behaviors

Date: January 2nd, 2022

Pretty much every action done by our students can be defined by these four common behaviors.

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Cheating and Lying?

Date: January 24th, 2021

CHEATING and LYING? It’s tempting to go a little nuts when these behaviors happen, but this is what I do instead.

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Don’t BLURT and Regret: Teach Kids How

Date: December 13th, 2020

I like to use visual aids when teaching kids how to think BEFORE they speak, or type, something.

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Behavior and Respect – Don’t Be Confusing!

Date: May 20th, 2020

How can we expect kids to demonstrate RESPECT if their only definitions of respect are from the behavior posters on school walls?

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Are You Sure You’re Teaching Respect?

Date: November 13th, 2019

Attaching respect to rules doesn’t actually teach kids what respect means!

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We All Lack Emotional Coping Skills – Students and Teachers Alike!

Date: September 28th, 2019

Students lack emotional coping skills. But guess what? Sometimes so do the adults!

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What’s the Difference Between Swearing in the Hall and Swearing AT Someone?

Date: May 22nd, 2019

There’s a difference between swearing in the hall with your friends and swearing at someone. One is a disruption, the other crosses the line into disrespect.

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Kids Get in Trouble in the World When WE Let Adult Authority Slide

Date: April 3rd, 2019

Every adult in the school is an authority figure, even if they’re not a teacher.

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I Control My Temper No Matter What a Kid Says

Date: February 2nd, 2019

I don’t care WHAT a student says to me, I keep CALM.

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