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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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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Hitting You Emotionally?

Date: February 23rd, 2020

When a child says something rude to you that hits you emotionally, can you control your own behavior?

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Behavior: Kid Escalating?

Date: November 6th, 2019

We can’t get through to a kid who is in the middle of an escalation. We need to wait!

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When Is the Best Response NO Response?

Date: August 17th, 2019

Sometimes I just need to step back before I even THINK about responding.

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You Do NOT Have to Respond IMMEDIATELY

Date: May 26th, 2019

Ever see a child do something to another kid? And RIGHT in front of you!! BEFORE you respond, stop, think, and process!

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THINK Before Responding!!!

Date: April 28th, 2019

We don’t have to address attention-seeking behavior right at that moment!!!

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Take a Breath, Calm Yourself, THEN Respond

Date: February 23rd, 2019

BEFORE you respond, stop, think, and process!

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Don’t Respond Till You are CALM.

Date: March 24th, 2018

Nothing says you have to respond to a rude kid on the spot. Give yourself space. Then respond. If at all.

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Behavior: stop, think, process!

Date: February 15th, 2017

When there is a behavior issue with a student, we usually jump in immediately to handle it. But instead of this, I like to use a process called S.T.P. Watch this video to see what that is.

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