Difficulty With Receptive Language Learning?

Date: November 23rd, 2022

School is mostly receptive language learning. But in the age of technology, this is not the way most kids learn. So, what should we do? Teach the skills needed to learn from lectures!

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Ask Polly: Motivating Students

Date: November 19th, 2022

Polly answers the question: “My 6th graders are completely apathetic in class. How can I motivate them?”

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Kids Learn Empathy from YOU!

Date: November 16th, 2022

How do kids learn empathy? By watching us! When they see how we, as adults, interact with each other, they learn how to interact with others.

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Ask Polly: Behavior Management Isn’t Working Anymore!

Date: November 13th, 2022

Polly answers the question: “I’ve been using clip charts, marble jars, and other behavior management techniques I’ve learned over the years, but they’re not working that well anymore. Can you recommend one that works?”

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Help Kids Focus!

Date: November 9th, 2022

We want kids to focus and pay attention in class. But often when we say those terms to them, it causes them to do just the opposite.

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Ask Polly: Vaping in the Bathroom?

Date: November 5th, 2022

Polly answers the question: “How can we address vaping in the high school bathrooms?”

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Kids Not Doing Well on Tests?

Date: November 2nd, 2022

When kids struggle with tests, it’s not always an issue with understanding the curriculum. It could be a memory issue.

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Ask Polly: Social Media Drama!

Date: October 29th, 2022

Polly answers the question: “Social media brings so much drama into my 8th grade classroom but it seems like banning cell phones is too difficult! What can I do?”

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Teaching Self-Help Skills to Little Kids

Date: October 26th, 2022

Here’s a funny little story that totally shows the importance of teaching self-help skills to our youngsters. Kids shouldn’t get in trouble for not having skills we didn’t take the time to teach.

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Ask Polly: Shocking Speech

Date: October 23rd, 2022

Polly answers the question: “OMG! I have a 1st grade student who says things that are so not OK! Things I’m sure he’s seen on TV or in video games, fly out of his mouth, and it’s shocking! How do I deal with him?”

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