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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Tackling Behavior Problems by Acting out Negative Stereotypes



10MT Episode #13 Interview with Todd Clinton about the "School Perfect" Project

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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How do you reduce problem behaviors? Could it be as simple as acting out negative behaviors? At first glance, the School Perfect project — where students act out inappropriate stereotypes — may be counterintuitive, however, sometimes kids need to know what NOT to do. Today, we’re focusing on two things: a project that is reducing negative behaviors and a story of how one teacher started on his journey of innovation.

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The teacher who has started School Perfect, Todd Clinton @motivatedthe, is a special education teacher in a middle school. He works with students with behavioral disabilities, typically autism, ADHD, and EMD. He was previously a banker, before deciding to pursue his passion of working with kids. He is a proud dad to one and loves teachers so much he married one.

Topics include:

  • Todd Clinton’s “School Perfect” YouTube project
  • How this project is reducing negative behaviors in his school
  • How we can use negative and positive modeling to improve classroom behavior
  • His story of innovation and how he’s grown through the fear and push to innovate

I hope you enjoy this episode with Todd!

10-Minute Teacher Show Stitcher

Want to hear about another way to engage students besides filmmaking? Listen to the podcast episode with Adam Bellow as he discusses breakout edu boxes and how they work.

Selected Links from this Episode


  • School Perfect YouTube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZbPpT3j9qBOuI-5ofaPEvA/videos 
    • These students are beginning a journey. They are openly talking about things that are not helpful for learning and starting to understand how to make film. It is interesting to see their progress as you look at their films as they improve. I also wonder about the discussions they are having behind the scenes about appropriate and inappropriate behavior.
    • Also, for those of you who may not like the topics discussed, these are real issues for teenagers and things that we classroom teachers often have to handle. If you think some of them are immature, it is because they are. These are kids and they’re not grown up yet!
  • Todd Clinton’s Blog: http://ift.tt/2kJfNlS
  • Dude Perfect https://www.youtube.com/user/corycotton
  • iMovie http://ift.tt/2fx79Ir
  • Innovate Like a Turtle – http://ift.tt/2ksFZBN

DOWNLOAD TRANSCRIPT #13 Todd Clinton and School Perfect

Full Bio


Todd ClintonMotivated Teacher - cropped image for header

I am a special education teacher, in a middle school. I work with students with behavioral disabilities, typically autism, ADHD and EMD. I was previously a banker, before deciding to pursue my passion of working with kids. I am a proud dad to one and I love teachers so much I married one.

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