Student Behavior

Resources for educators and school personnel

Topics relating to student behavior, including discipline, motivation, win-win authority relationships, power dynamics, building responsibility, recognition and reinforcement, rules and boundaries, and intervening negative behavior.

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Articles, handouts, and blogs

5 Characteristics of a Good Boundary (for educators)
10 Characteristics of Healthy Adult-Child Relationships
10 Dangers of Obedience and People Pleasing
The Challenge of Setting Boundaries
Checklist: Characteristics of Positive Teacher-Student Relationships
Children at Risk: Common characteristics and family patterns
Dealing Successfully with your Students’ Parents
The Discipline Trap
: Catching up to the 21st Century
Guidelines for Offering Choices to Students
Guidelines for Reinforcing Positive Student Behavior 
Handling Negative Student Behavior
I-Messages: The Handout
Improving Student Behavior Through School Climate— It’s not about the Rules
It’s Only Disrespect if I Think it’s Disrespect
Magic Sentences for Effective Communication
Motivating Cooperative Behavior
Motivation vs. Manipulation
Obedient vs. Cooperative Behavior: There is a Difference
Parents as Allies
Positive Consequences
The Problem with Zero Tolerance and Push Out Strategies
Questions, Not Answers
Rules and Boundaries: Effectively creating structure
Spare the Rod: The case against corporal punishment
Starting Off on a New School Year
Students: Worth the Investment
Teacher Self-Assessment
Ways to be an Effective Mentor
Ways to build Irresponsibility in Children
What’s So Hard About Win-Win?
What’s Wrong with I-Messages?


Book: Becoming a Win-Win Teacher
Book: Being a Successful Teacher
Book: The Book of Article Reprints
Book: Classroom Management
Book: The Complete Book of Handouts
Book: Creating Emotionally Safe Schools
Book: Managing 21st Century Classrooms
Book: The Win-Win Classroom
Book: The Win-Win Classroom Facilitator’s Guide 

Audio: Practical Strategies for Working Successfully with Difficult Students
Audio: TeacherTapes (mp3 download)

Video: Connecting with Students, Connecting with Parents
Video: Creating Emotionally Safe Schools
Video: Discipline and Achievement
Video: Responsibility, Respect, and Relationships

Articles: Individual article reprints for educators, counselors, parents, and general interest.

Stationery Item: Elementary Booster Shots reproducible black-line masters for elementary kids
Stationery Item: Secondary Booster Shots reproducible black-line masters for secondary kids
Stationery Item: “Pads” on the Back

Free download: “Pads” on the Back Templates in multiple languages


“Bully” is a Four-Letter Word with Jo Ann Freiberg
The Choice is Yours with Lynn Collins
Compassionate Schools with James Wright
“Constructive Differencing” with Jared Scherz
Creating an Environment of Resiliency in School with David Friedli
The Fragile Learner
with Hanoch McCarty
Is Control the Goal? The high price of trying to control children, with Tammy Cox
No Kidding About Bullying with Naomi Drew


Bearing Witness: Support for Kids in Crisis
Being a Successful Teacher: The “Nuts & Bolts” of Classroom Management
Character Counts: Building Relationships that Build Character
Climate and Connectedness: Keys to Successful Teaching
Conflict in the Classroom: Attacking Problems, Not People
Creating Emotionally Safe Schools: Is Your School and Emotionally Safe Place?
Dealing with Difficult Students: Practical Strategies for Success with Defiant, Defeated, and other At-Risk Kids
Grownups, Kids, and Boundaries: How to Draw the Line
The ‘I-Can’ Classroom: Building for Success and Achievement for ALL Students
“My Brain Doesn’t Work Like That”: Creating Success with Non-Traditional Learners by Accommodating Learning Differences
“No Really, I’m Fine!” Connecting with Kids in Emotional Distress
Positively Positive at School: Keeping the Focus You Want in your Classroom 
Pushing Prevention: Preventing Substance Abuse and Other Addictive and Destructive Behaviors
Secrets of Successful Mentorship: Practical Ideas for Great Leaders
The Win-Win Classroom: A Fresh and Positive Look at Classroom Management 
“You Can’t Make Me!” Using Boundaries and Win-Win Power Dynamics to Build Responsibility, Cooperation, and Mutual Respect in the Classroom
21st Century Discipline: Responding to the Needs of Today’s Students

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