Ask Polly Bath: Rewarded for Bad Behavior?

Date: June 16th, 2024

Polly answers the question: “One of my students was yelling, kicking chairs, and tearing down our bulletin boards so I had him escorted to the office. But when I walked by the office a while later I saw the child eating cookies! I’ll be honest, I WASN’T happy!! Why is this ok?”

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A Fun Way to Help Kids Focus!

Date: June 12th, 2024

Are your students having a hard time focusing? I just came across this super fun way to help kids learn how to focus.

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Ask Polly Bath: Littles Can’t Separate from Parents?

Date: June 9th, 2024

Polly answers the question: “Younger kids always had difficulty separating from their parent or caregiver when coming to school but I’m pretty sure the pandemic has exacerbated this. Do you have any recommendations to help kids with this?”

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My Vision for Behavior

Date: June 5th, 2024

Through management, intervention, and logical consequences, I learn how to manage my skill deficits and challenges, accept who I am, and know proactively how to respond to the world, the good, the bad, and the ugly, without creating disruptions, disrespects, refusals, and safeties.

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Ask Polly Bath: Extra Support Not Helping?

Date: June 2nd, 2024

Polly answers the question: “We give our kids with higher ACES scores extra support but they often still resort to escalating behaviors and/or refusal. Why are they still struggling with learning?”

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Disregulated Kids Need Intervention

Date: May 29th, 2024

Teach kids how to pull themselves together when they’re disregulated.

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Ask Polly Bath: Can You Teach Respect?

Date: May 26th, 2024

Polly answers the question: “I used to say ‘treat others the way you would like to be treated’ but considering that not all my students are treated kindly at home I realized this was not effective. But…what do I say and how do I teach this lesson about respect?”

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Great Feedback for Littles?

Date: May 20th, 2024

What is the most effective feedback for our littles when they’re learning?

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Ask Polly Bath: Behavior & Staff Inconsistency?

Date: May 17th, 2024

Polly answers the question: “We have been improving our strategies such as our In-School Intervention program but some staff are not sticking to the new strategies. Have you seen this in other schools? How do we address this inconsistency?”

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Are You Making a Difference?

Date: May 13th, 2024

Many teachers tell me how frustrated, emotional, and upset they are over their jobs. Why? Because they wonder if they’re actually making a difference.

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