I Didn’t Do Anything!

Date: January 24th, 2024
By: Polly Bath

You tell a kid to stop immediately and they respond with, “I didn’t do anything!”

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Ask Polly Bath: Consequence or Not?

Date: January 21st, 2024
By: Polly Bath

Polly answers the question: “Does everything need a consequence?”

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Culture Eats Strategy

Date: January 17th, 2024
By: Polly Bath

This is the type of culture that is needed between the adults in our schools!

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Ask Polly Bath: Hitting? Spitting? HELP!!!

Date: January 13th, 2024
By: Polly Bath

Polly answers the question: “I have a kid who hits and spits at others. We have two paraprofessionals in the room and we all try our best to watch her but as soon as we hear a scream we know… she has done something to someone. Even though she gets sent to the office all the time she isn’t getting any better. Do you have any ways of dealing with this?”

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Nothing Working? Do This!

Date: January 10th, 2024
By: Polly Bath

If you’ve got a child who keeps disrupting class, and interventions aren’t working… try this…

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Ask Polly Bath: Work Before Fun?

Date: January 6th, 2024
By: Polly Bath

Polly answers the question: “Should kids have to wait for fun, like snack-time or recess, until their work is completed?”

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School Values Start with Adults

Date: January 3rd, 2024
By: Polly Bath

Adults have to live the values in front of the kids.

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Ask Polly Bath: Too Rigid? Too Wishy Washy?

Date: December 31st, 2023
By: Polly Bath

Polly answers the question: “I sometimes let kids walk all over me and when I see it happening, I immediately over-correct and set strict rules and expectations! What’s a good balance between being too rigid or too wishy washy?”

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Talking Back But Still Complying?

Date: December 27th, 2023
By: Polly Bath

It really bugs us when we give a child direction and they talk back, mumbling under their breath. But did they comply?

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Ask Polly Bath: I Dread Calling Parents!

Date: December 23rd, 2023
By: Polly Bath

Polly answers the question: “My school requires us to go through some steps with behavior before we involve administration. This makes sense but one of the requirements is calling the parents. I dread calling home!! Very often I feel like the parents blame me for their child’s behavior, and I’m tired of it. Do you have any ways to make this experience more pleasant?”

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