Masks & Reading Facial Expressions

Date: August 22nd, 2020

Reading facial expressions IS possible when someone is wearing a mask — and we can teach our kids how!

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Insisting on Eye Contact?

Date: September 19th, 2018

Could we be preventing a kid from HEARING us because we’re insisting on eye contact?

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Little Behavior? What I Do.

Date: January 31st, 2018

When facing a behavior while teaching, ask yourself what problem it’s causing before you act.

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Behavior: DON’T react to eye rolls and muttering!

Date: November 3rd, 2016

If a student does what we’ve asked him/her to do, but rolls their eyes while doing it, what should we do? Watch this video for my tip.

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Behavior: reacting to eye-rolling

Date: March 12th, 2015

It really gets to us when a kid rolls his eyes. Watch this video for my tip on how I handle the situation.

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Behavior: do you REQUIRE eye contact?

Date: December 29th, 2014

Watch this video [1:08] to see why it might be better not to force the issue of eye contact when speaking with a kid.

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Do you require students to make eye contact?

Date: February 21st, 2013

Watch this video [1:33] to learn why you might not want to say to a student, “Look at me when I’m talking to you.” Polly gives three important reasons.

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