TT006 Why compassion is the best way to deal with behavior issues (Love Is All You Need)

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Try a different approach. Colin and Michelle explain why it’s best to approach behavior issues with love and compassion, how it can strengthen relationships with your students, and how it can reduce the amount of times you need to resort to discipline.

Show Notes:

  • Segment: Tactic Time [0:49]
  • Why compassion is Michelle’s favourite way to deal with behavior issues in her classroom [2:10]
  • The specific words Michelle says when dealing with difficult students [3:14]
  • Why lecturing and getting angry at students doesn’t work [4:14]
  • Why love and compassion is disarming [4:42]
  • When to escalate behavior issues to the student’s counsellor [5:20]
  • A real-world example of the ‘Love Is All You Need’ tactic [5:40]
  • Why it’s important to remember who your students are [7:00]
  • Working with students who know how to push your buttons – and why you shouldn’t give up on them [7:43]
  • How to reduce defensiveness when speaking to a student [9:22]
  • Segment: Potent Quotables [10:42]
  • Like what you’ve heard? Review us on iTunes, take our 2-minute survey, or send us a teaching question to hello@teachertactics.com [13:05]
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