Teach Transition Skills or Suffer the Consequences!

Date: October 4th, 2022
By: Polly Bath

Transitions between classes tend to create behaviors. Why? Because we don’t give kids the few minutes they need to mentally prepare themselves for the next thing.

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Ask Polly: Mean Elementary Kids

Date: October 2nd, 2022
By: Polly Bath

Polly answers the question: “The kids in my 2nd grade class are so disrespectful to one another. They’re really mean! We talk all the time about how to treat others the way we’d want to be treated but they don’t care. How do I get them to be kinder?”

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What’s Behind a Kid’s ANGER?

Date: September 28th, 2022
By: Polly Bath

We have a lot of angry kids. When we are able to figure out what is causing their anger, we’re better able to help them deal with it.

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Ask Polly: Student Mental Health in High School

Date: September 25th, 2022
By: Polly Bath

Polly answers the question: “My high school students have so much on their shoulders and mental health concerns are on the rise! How do I address these challenges without lowering the academic bar?”

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Play Is An Important Part of Learning

Date: September 21st, 2022
By: Polly Bath

Why is it important for kids to play? Because when kids play they learn all their executive function skills, problem solving, boundaries, perseverance, resiliency, decision making, and so much more!

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Ask Polly: My 7th Graders Are So Rude to Me!

Date: September 17th, 2022
By: Polly Bath

Polly answers the question: “I am so nice and kind to my 7th graders but they can be so rude to me. Why? What do I need to do differently?”

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Disorganization Is Not Bad Behavior!

Date: September 13th, 2022
By: Polly Bath

Organization is a cognitive skill. It’s not bad behavior when a kid is disorganized!

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Ask Polly: Attention Seeking!

Date: September 11th, 2022
By: Polly Bath

Polly answers the question: “I have a little kiddo in my class that loves attention from anyone, anytime! I turn my back and hear the shenanigans and I know…it’s him. On days that he is absent, we get so much more done. What can I do to get him to stop?”

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Ask Polly: High School Apathy

Date: September 4th, 2022
By: Polly Bath

Polly answers the question: “I told a student the other day that her grades were slipping. It didn’t matter to her at all… Is there anything I can do to get them to value their education?”

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Ask Polly: Suddenly the Middle School Bell Rings!

Date: August 28th, 2022
By: Polly Bath

Polly answers the question: “Shouldn’t my middle school students be able to get from one location to another on their own?”

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