Out of This World Literacy shared Balanced Teachers's photo.
1 day ago
Such a great perspective shift! ❤️I keep this Post It on my school computer as a daily reminder that a misbehaving kid is a discouraged kid, or a disempowered kid, or a kid missing the skills to deal with a challenge they were given. There’s always a reason for a behavior. And building strong relationships will help me find the reason more often than not.
Note: the reminder is a “he” because at the time I had this realization, it was a specific student I was thinking about. Remembering him helps me keep all my students in mind.
Additional note: I need to clean my work computer 😂
“The essential function of challenging behavior is to communicate to adults that a kid doesn’t possess the skills to handle certain demands in certain situations.” -Ross Greene, “Lost At School” (go read it nowwww)
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