Monday, August 27, 2012

Navigating stormy behavior

The end of the summer is a great time to reflect, and prepare for the fresh start the school year can provide.  Did anyone have a rough summer?  Behavior issues in the children's room can be exhausting and  it can be hard to figure out the best way to approach them.  Two of our colleagues from LaCrosse have written insightful blog posts about managing discipline in the library.

Former teacher and current youth services librarian Sara Bryce has a hilarious and smart post about effectively and positively dealing with unacceptable behavior.  I've never seen charts that are both so funny and so useful!  

Marge Loch Wouters follows up her co-worker's insights with some of her own --reminding people that it is not only reasonable, but also important, to deal with challenging behavior head-on, with tips for what to ignore and when to intervene.

Read these for inspiration if the thought of another kid jumping from chair to chair makes you feel defeated! 

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