How We Respond Matters!

Date: May 17th, 2023

When kids are unraveling from an emotional standpoint, the best thing we can do is demonstrate by our response how we want them to respond in the future.

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Causal Factor of a Behavior?

Date: May 10th, 2023

Look past a child’s behavior to see what the causal factor is.

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Ask Polly: Badly Behaved Kindergarteners

Date: December 3rd, 2022

Polly answers the question: “The kids I teach don’t behave at all. I mean, they can’t sit still, they can’t work independently, they whine, they argue with each other, and they don’t play nice no matter what I say! I want it to stop! What can I do?”

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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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“I’m Autistic” vs. “I Have Autism.”

Date: July 31st, 2022

There’s a conversation going on right now about saying “I’m autistic” versus “I have autism.” What does it mean to educators in the classroom?

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The 5 Causes of Behaviors

Date: January 22nd, 2022

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

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Teach Kids Self-Awareness! Super Important!

Date: November 27th, 2021

Teaching self-awareness to children is key, and HOW we do it is super important.

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When We Get Behaviors from ‘Littles’…

Date: June 12th, 2021

A day in my garden made me think of our littles in preschool and elementary and how they all “grow” differently. This will impact behavior!

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Behavior & SEL: Self-Awareness

Date: March 21st, 2021

Self-awareness is a huge part of behavior and Social Emotional Learning! I teach it with these four steps.

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Asperger’s and My Son

Date: April 25th, 2020

In this video I interview my adult son who has Asperger’s Syndrome. Many are having a hard time with social distancing right now. But for those with Asperger’s, it’s SOCIALIZING that is hard!

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