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02/19/2014

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Ann Ericson

The relationship piece is such an integral part of every interaction we have with our students. How wonderful it would be for our students and ourselves if we based every interaction on mutual understanding and positive relationships!

Barbara Forshag

Ann, I think you are on to something! As an assistant principal in a middle school, I often had to deal with discipline. The reactions you talked about were exhibited when I tried to redirect behavior. Students immediately became defensive, and they believed that I was being 'unfair' if I called them on an action. I think we need to keep a CPR frame of mind when redirecting... smile, be positive, and make that personal connection first if possible.

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