When a Kid Swears and Slams the Door…

Date: June 5th, 2022

When you ask a kid to leave the classroom, and they swear at you and slam the door, the best thing you can do is KEEP TEACHING the other kids. Because they’re all watching to see how you respond.

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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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Your Response to A Behavior Can Make It Better or Worse

Date: May 9th, 2021

If we say the first thing that comes into our head when a kid gives us a behavior, we can make it worse! So what can you do instead?

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Teaching the Harder Emotions

Date: September 26th, 2020

Here is my favorite way to teach kids how to deal with their harder emotions.

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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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In Control or Outta Control?

Date: April 29th, 2020

There is a DIFFERENCE between difficult IN-CONTROL behavior and difficult OUT-OF-CONTROL behavior. I respond differently to each one!

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Just Stop for a Moment

Date: April 22nd, 2020

Here’s ONE way we can help our students handle the STRESS of our New Normal!!! Now and when we get back in our classrooms.

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Strong Feelings in the Classroom?

Date: April 8th, 2020

We all have kids in our classrooms who deal with STRONG feelings! How do we help them?

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Why Is This Student So Angry?

Date: March 14th, 2020

WHY is a student ANGRY? And WHAT do I do?

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