Best-Ever Most Effective
Student Behavior Management Methods
We've been hard at work devising attention-grabbing, unexpected student behavior management methods for all the "kid problems" you're dealing with.
Most of these decidedly different, potent, new behavior management methods have been turned into posters.
We've actually added a whopping 100 new posters (click here to view).
If you are planning on coming to one of our Fall 2007 workshops in Portland, St. Louis, Austin, or Phoenix, you can count on these lively, unorthodox ideas being included in the 200 strategies we give in each inservice.
By the way, we even still have some of our half-price work study slots open for these workshops, so call 1.800.545.5736 now if you want to grab one.
But, you don't have to wait for our workshop dates to arrive. Some of our provocative, new interventions are right here in this newsletter, and ready for our subscribers to use today.
Best, New Student Behavior Management Methods
Fire Up Students' Interest in Finishing School
This intervention is both an activity you can do with students, and it's a poster. Click here to enlarge the picture.
The text says: "Graduates are often the first hired and last fired. Everyone else? Last hired and first fired. Graduates often send the layoff notices that everyone else opens."
You can see this device is quite the eye-opener. To use this device, ask your class to discuss the text.
You can purchase this item as a wall poster (Poster #43) by clicking here.
Good Pay to Ruin Our Day: An Intervention
This intervention is taken from Poster #90. You don't need to buy the poster to use this intervention.
The poster appears to be a Help Wanted classified ad. The text: "Big Bonus for Big Bullies. Urgently need experienced bully. Must not be team player. Must be able to push around both co-workers and customers. If you are a big bully who can create hostility in any setting, we offer you good pay to ruin our day. Big bonus if you can create big rifts on all our shifts."
The humor in this device will help you reach more students, compared to more conventional, straight-forward approaches.
You can have your group discuss the text, or ask them to write similar Help Wanted ads for bullies too, then discuss their creations.
Whether your bullies reveal it or not, you may have gotten them concerned about exactly where will their bullying skills be needed.
We'll Give You This Intervention When We're "Un-Procrastinated"
This new strategy is taken from Poster #74, but you don't need to buy the poster to use this intervention.
Read the text here: "Procrastination Never Accomplished Anything: Start Now. You'll Feel Better."
Write the text on your board then ask your students to talk about the "most procrastinated" they've ever been.
It may not be grammatically correct, but the phrase will elicit big smiles and better participation from your youngsters.
After students divulge their worst incidents of procrastination, have them discuss how good they felt when they finally completed the chore they'd avoided.
Summarize that discussion by noting that "'Anti-crastinating' feels good," using a silly, made-up term that may stick with students. You can also help students discover how to stay "un-procrastinated."
Silly Boys! Interventions are for Girls
This intervention is taken from Poster #80, but you don't need to buy the poster to use the intervention. Read the poster text here: "Silly Boys! Sports are for Girls".
We often use one-gender-fits-all interventions with students, but one-gender-fits-all approaches may fit no one.
Instead of interventions trickled down or adapted from boys, Youth Change Workshops has methods especially designed to meet the special needs of girls and young women.
This poster is perfect for P.E. teachers and others who want to encourage girls to become more committed to fitness.
Ask your girls to identify other ways to complete the sentence, "Silly Boys! ____ is for Girls," then discuss their contributions. Alternatively, ask your girls to make posters using the sentence.