Archive for the ‘Behavior’ Category

Who Are Tough Kids and Why Are They Hard to Handle?

As a teacher, you’ve likely encountered your fair share of difficult students. Students have all sorts of different behaviors and personalities. Some are aggressive, others are reserved, some never follow rules, while others listen to everything. Just the same, you’ve likely come across some tough kids. Your tough kids are students in your class that frequently […]

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3 Tips to Create Great FBAs and BIPs

We asked our education specialist, Amy Fanetti to give us a little bit of insight on how to write great functional behavioral assessments and behavior intervention plans. For newbies to the behavior world, functional behavioral assessments and behavior intervention plans are critical documents that guide us as we deal with behavior on a campus or […]

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4 Tips for Better Classroom Behavior

Does student misbehavior have you considering a different career or at least have you counting down the days until summer?  Student misbehavior and disruption can be one of the most frustrating parts of our job.  Unfortunately, there is not a magic wand that will make all the classroom behavior issues disappear, but there are many […]

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What is an LSSP and What Do They Do?

You’ve likely heard about LSSPs before, but maybe aren’t 100% what they are. LSSP stands for Licensed Specialists in School Psychology, and they’re one of the foundations to a functional and healthy school. As LSSPs at Region 13, we conduct evaluations (and often reevaluations) to determine if your students are eligible for, or can continue in, […]

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What Does an Ideal PBIS Team Look Like?

Teamwork is important. We all do better work when we’ve got a great team supporting us. Positive Behavior Interventions and Support, or PBIS, involves the whole campus. To successfully implement PBIS on your campus, you’re going to need a stellar team. So, what does a PBIS team look like? To build an ideal PBIS team, […]

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Why You Should Start Your Class With Behavior Check-Ins

Good educators know that each and every day is a new experience for your students, and a new chance to build relationships. Just like in their academic work, students need consistency and regular routines to help them build their emotions, social skills, and community building skills. Behavior Check-Ins are a great way to help this […]

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What is Peer Mediation?

You’ve heard the phrase “judged by a jury of your peers,” plenty of times in your life. It’s a fundamental part of our judicial system: our judgement will be handed down by people just like us. However, for many students that same system doesn’t apply. Students often get “judged” and “sentenced” by people much older […]

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What is a Restorative Conference?

Your school or campus might already use conferences to deal with behavior issues, but restorative conferences are a bit different. In restorative conferences, victims, offenders, and their friends and family take an active role in resolving any conflicts. A restorative conference is an example of restorative discipline. You should use restorative practices when you wish to […]

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3 Cyberbullying Tactics to Watch Out For

Cyberbullying is a huge problem our students face daily. With the rise of smartphones and social media your students are communicating 24/7 with each other and others across the world. This means that it’s even easier for bullying to occur. This type of bullying is often persistent, permanent, and hard for us to notice. An […]

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Conscious Discipline Podcast – Setting Healthy Boundaries

Listen Here – https://goo.gl/vQKNBq Episode Summary Setting healthy boundaries is a vital skill that protects our identities and self-esteem. Without healthy boundaries, we open the door for others to determine our thoughts, feelings, and needs, …

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