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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Change behaviors and relationships with this simple rule of thumb.

Here's a simple rule of thumb that you may have heard before.  
Maintaining a 3:1 ratio of positive to negative interactions positively changes the attitudes and climate of your classroom.  

  Click Here for a great YouTube video explaining what positive interactions may look like. 

The ratio of 10:1 for children of trauma is not research based, but I have seen a tremendous shift in attitude of my students when I am mindful of my interactions.  

Be sure to keep track of your negative interactions and counter them. Write your class list on chart paper and attach on a clip board for easy access. Simply chart +/- ratios. 

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