Topics: Teaching Positive Behavior

Sammy and His Behavior Problems
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From its very first chapter, this extraordinary book draws you into Caltha Crowe's "never quit" efforts to help Sammy, a challenging but charming third grader, gain control of his behavior so that he...
Responsive School Discipline
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Bring positive behavior to your school through strong, consistent, and positive discipline. Experienced administrators Chip Wood and Babs Freeman-Loftis offer practical strategies for building a safe...
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I've noticed that teachers who are learning about the Responsive Classroom approach to discipline often worry a lot about choosing the "right" response to student misbehavior. "Is there a list of...
book cover image of: Bullying and Cyberbullying, by Elizabeth Englander
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Do elementary educators need to proactively protect their students against cyberbullying? Elizabeth Englander, in her engaging and readable new book Bullying and Cyberbullying: What Every Educator...
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During Bullying Prevention Month in October, I imagine that many of you planned, presented, or took part in assemblies or whole school meetings about bullying prevention. You may have created posters...
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Do you have a child in your class who is invisible to the other children? I'm thinking about the child who is forgotten when children choose work partners, who plays alone at recess, who may sit with...
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Photo © Jeff Woodward. All rights reserved.Prevent bullying behavior by creating a classroom culture and community where kindness and respect flourish and mean behaviors are unlikely to occur. This...
How to Bullyproof Your Classroom
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I was so happy to hear that Caltha Crowe's book, How to Bullyproof Your Classroom, won a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) last week! It's one of...
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Often students struggling with emotional behavioral disabilities are overwhelmed by and over-reactive to daily events that seem mundane to others. They become easily stressed and frustrated, can feel...
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Use these Responsive Classroom resources to begin digging deeper into topics addressed in the webinar on Teasing, Tattling, Defiance and More: Positive Approaches to 10 Common Classroom Behaviors by...
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I once taught a second grader who sometimes subtly refused to go along with what we were doing. For instance, if we had to leave the classroom and John didn't want to go, he'd get in line—but then...
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During my years of teaching, I have used individual written agreements coupled with a simple token system to give children with particularly challenging behavior the extra support they need to...
Students waiting and listening
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If you've ever dined out with children under four years old, you probably brought along a toolkit with games, coloring books, "I Spy" activities, or apps on a mobile device to keep them busy until...
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Sometimes, we forget that the children we teach are just that—children. Humor, silliness, playfulness, and showing off are hallmarks of childhood, and we should expect to experience some at every...
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Early in the school year, share with parents school and class expectations related to exclusion. You could do this in a letter or at back-to-school night. Give them a broad understanding of why...
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Remember that children develop new skills over time and at different rates. As they develop greater resilience skills, they'll make mistakes. The calmer you are when they fail to shake off a little...
Teasing, Tattling, Defiance and More
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Get better at handling behaviors that disrupt classrooms and interfere with learning. This practical guide includes an overview of the Responsive Classroom approach to discipline and simple,...
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"You need to calm down." This is something I hear a lot in my work as a behavior specialist when a student starts to get agitated—answering rudely, refusing to work, making insulting comments, or...
image of book cover for Wonder, by R.J. Palacio
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Have you had a chance to read Wonder, the new young adult novel by R.J. Palacio? It would be the perfect book to read aloud to a fifth grade class as a way to reflect on topics such as kindness and...
Each Kindness book cover
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A new girl joins Chloe's class. Maya's clothes are old and ragged. Despite the fact that there's snow on the ground, Maya's shoes look like they're meant for spring. The teacher seats Maya next to...
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