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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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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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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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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Don’t Be So Quick To Run Interference!

Date: October 19th, 2022

“Those kids won’t let me play with them!” When a kid says that to us, often our response is to run interference. But is that always the best thing to do? Here’s what I suggest we do instead.

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Teach Transition Skills or Suffer the Consequences!

Date: October 4th, 2022

Transitions between classes tend to create behaviors. Why? Because we don’t give kids the few minutes they need to mentally prepare themselves for the next thing.

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What’s Behind a Kid’s ANGER?

Date: September 28th, 2022

We have a lot of angry kids. When we are able to figure out what is causing their anger, we’re better able to help them deal with it.

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Play Is An Important Part of Learning

Date: September 21st, 2022

Why is it important for kids to play? Because when kids play they learn all their executive function skills, problem solving, boundaries, perseverance, resiliency, decision making, and so much more!

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