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RCI_ROAR 2012-02-19

RCI_ROAR 2012-02-19

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Published by: Chris on Feb 19, 2012
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This week’s cool tool is reinforcingthe importance of being a responsiblecommunity member by doing theirpart in keeping RCI Clean, our larger“Panther Den”.You may wish to talk with theteachers in your area so that you cancoordinate the cleaning activity aspart of the cool tool lesson.Feel free to e-mail me or let me knowof any good ideas students come upwith to help keep our school clean.
Consistent reinforcement of positiveexpectations
increases positivebehaviors and decreases negativebehaviors.
Thank you for preventing that fromhappening at RCI 
. By using theweeklycool tool(
or teachingexpectations on your own as you feel your students need it
) you are helping bepart of the positive process for ourstudents’ overall success.
COOL TOOL - Keeping our “
” Clean
click here for Keeping OurPanther Den Clean Cool Tool
2012 FEBRUARY 19 ISSUE 5 PAGE Respect Self and Others Act Safely And responsible
Step #1: Provide a strong dose ofempathy -
Caring, Empathetic, Non-sarcastic
“I noticed you look frustrated
Step #2: Hand the problem back in acaring way
– Give responsibility with aquestion
“What are you going to do?”“How are you going to fix it?”“How are you going to solve the problem?”
Put the student in the thinking/reflection mode
Step #3: Offer help with a question(
Only if needed 
) -
Share some solutionsand provide choices
“Are you interested in how other students have solved these problems?”“Do you want an idea?”Only offer choices (no more than 2) thatyou can live with
Step #4: Help the student evaluate thepotential consequences of each choice
“How would that work for you?”“Do you think the idea would work for you?”
Step #5: Allow the student to eithersolve or not solve the problem
Select an action plan: “Let me know howit works out.”Only agree to what does not createanother problemOnly solve a student’s problem if he/sherefuses to.“I’m available if you need additionalhelp.”If you cannot agree, begin process over (step 1)“I am sorry, I cannot agree with your  plan.”
Brief statements are remembered
- Lengthy lectures are forgotten.
The less time we spend talking, theless time they have to be resistant.The less time we spend talking, themore time they spend thinking.
 Adapted from Love and Logic ® Press Inc.
5 Easy Steps For Helping StudentsOwn and Solve Their Problems
2012 FEBRUARY 19 ISSUE 5 PAGE 2Respect Self and Others Act Safely And responsible

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