Any Behavior is a Skill Deficit

Date: March 6th, 2022
By: Polly Bath

When we see or hear a behavior, we really need to stop and think about what skill is lacking. If we don’t do this, how can we teach that missing skill?

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Behavior 101: Don’t Take the Bait!

Date: February 27th, 2022
By: Polly Bath

Here are some tips to help prevent getting “baited” by a student’s behavior.

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Don’t Ask an Angry Kid to “Use Your Words”

Date: February 20th, 2022
By: Polly Bath

We’re always coaching kids to “Use your words,” but is that a good idea when they’re angry and upset? I’d rather validate the feeling and get them to take a minute.

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Pandemic Behavior: 10th Graders Acting Like 7th Graders

Date: February 12th, 2022
By: Polly Bath

This pandemic has caused a gap between developmental age and chronological age for many kids. So what do we do when a 10th grader acts like a 7th grader or a kindergartner behaves like a 2 year old?

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3 Ways to Reduce a Kid’s Stress

Date: February 6th, 2022
By: Polly Bath

When kids don’t know how to handle their stress, it causes behaviors. If we help them to reduce their stress, it will end up reducing behaviors as well!

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Behavior: 14 Things Kids Can’t Handle

Date: January 30th, 2022
By: Polly Bath

There is a list of things kids struggle with handling. And when they can’t handle these things, it causes behavior!

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The 5 Causes of Behaviors

Date: January 22nd, 2022
By: Polly Bath

Behaviors always have a cause. Here are 5 factors that are often behind a behavior.

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Don’t Belong? Harder to Learn.

Date: January 16th, 2022
By: Polly Bath

When kids don’t have a sense of belonging, it makes it difficult for them to learn. And, thanks to the pandemic, many of our students are struggling with feeling like they don’t belong!

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BE PREDICTABLE in Times of Uncertainty

Date: January 9th, 2022
By: Polly Bath

Behavior unravels when things are not predictable and consistent, which is exactly what’s been happening this past year and a half!

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Describe the 4 Most Common School Behaviors

Date: January 2nd, 2022
By: Polly Bath

Pretty much every action done by our students can be defined by these four common behaviors.

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