Sending Kids to the Office is a Bad Idea

Date: April 17th, 2022

When I was a classroom teacher, I did not send kids to the office unless they were shutting down my instruction. And here’s why you shouldn’t either.

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Behavior 101: Don’t Take the Bait!

Date: February 27th, 2022

Here are some tips to help prevent getting “baited” by a student’s behavior.

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Don’t Ask an Angry Kid to “Use Your Words”

Date: February 20th, 2022

We’re always coaching kids to “Use your words,” but is that a good idea when they’re angry and upset? I’d rather validate the feeling and get them to take a minute.

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Pandemic Behavior: 10th Graders Acting Like 7th Graders

Date: February 12th, 2022

This pandemic has caused a gap between developmental age and chronological age for many kids. So what do we do when a 10th grader acts like a 7th grader or a kindergartner behaves like a 2 year old?

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BE PREDICTABLE in Times of Uncertainty

Date: January 9th, 2022

Behavior unravels when things are not predictable and consistent, which is exactly what’s been happening this past year and a half!

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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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Behavior Management: Don’t Use These 3 Words

Date: December 5th, 2021

When describing behavior, do NOT use these 3 words. Because kids won’t have any idea what you’re talking about!

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Yes, Kids Can Behave Differently at School Than at Home

Date: November 6th, 2021

Don’t give up on kids who have learned poor behaviors at home! TEACH them how to behave in school! Behaving differently in different environments is a skill that will stay with them for LIFE!

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How Do Kids Learn to Behave Differently?

Date: October 31st, 2021

Kids, and adults for that matter, will change their behavior around you if you change your RESPONSE to it.

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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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