After years of classroom experiments exploring strategies to reform Beloved Rascals, here are our conclusions:
- The most irresistible student motivator rewards for improvement, not ability.
- Kids, including Beloved Rascals, learn the most when they have the most fun learning.
- The longer we talk, the more students we lose.
- Scolding increases classroom management problems.
- In place of telling students how to behave, we should guide them through entertaining practice of incorrect and then, correct behavior.
- The antidote for being upset is to act kindly toward, and bond with, another student. Building bonds is the best way to help Beloved Rascals.
- The more we construct lessons that engage Beloved Rascals, students who are difficult to engage, the more powerful our lessons become for all kids.
- The most important value to teach our pupils, the personality transforming value, is Kindness.
- Most importantly, we don't fix kids. We fix relationships with kids.
Below are 10+ strategies for improving the behavior for all your students, with special focus on challenging kids. Each strategy is a Tiered support. Move through the tiers in order, or as needed, to help build a bridge with your Beloved Rascals.