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Kids can behave in school, regardless of home

Date: January 21st, 2016
By: Polly Bath

Polly Bath: We behave differently at work than we do at home. Why is that? The expectations are clear and we know HOW to behave when we’re at work. Well, some of us know how to behave–but we do hear stories. [Laughter]

The idea is, we can teach KIDS how to behave in different environments, at different times. We know we behave differently at a grocery store than at a five-star restaurant, a public conference, watching fireworks, or just watching TV at home. It’s all about the environment and that your expectations are very clear.

If we use common language and make our expectations very clear, they will be very predictable. Then our students will be able to come to school and say, “Oh, I’m not at my house anymore. I’m in school and this is how I behave.”