Every Behavior Has a PURPOSE!

Date: March 16th, 2019
By: Polly Bath

Every behavior, good or bad, serves a function. So ask yourself, “What is a child getting from their behavior?”

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Mean What You Say

Date: March 13th, 2019
By: Polly Bath

Give REALISTIC consequences, and then stick to your guns.

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Teach Kids to Handle Anxiety, Not Hide

Date: March 8th, 2019
By: Polly Bath

How will our students learn to deal with anxiety if we give them so many accommodations they never have to experience it?!

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When You Throw Them Out They Miss Instruction

Date: March 6th, 2019
By: Polly Bath

If a child can wait on the office bench to see an administrator, then he/she can wait in your CLASSROOM! And not miss your instruction! Send them to the administrator LATER.

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Control Yourself is the First Rule

Date: March 3rd, 2019
By: Polly Bath

When managing a difficult behavior, the first rule is to control YOURSELF. Your behavior choices can have a huge impact on the behavior choices others make.

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If All the Teachers Stood Outside Their Classrooms When Classes Changed…

Date: February 27th, 2019
By: Polly Bath

Having all the adults step out into the hallway between classes makes a HUGE impact in more than one way!

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Take a Breath, Calm Yourself, THEN Respond

Date: February 23rd, 2019
By: Polly Bath

BEFORE you respond, stop, think, and process!

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Teach REAL Apologizing, Not FAKE Apologizing

Date: February 20th, 2019
By: Polly Bath

We need to teach kids that an apology is supposed to have MEANING behind it! It’s not just saying “I’m sorry.”

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Getting a Distracted Class Back on Track

Date: February 17th, 2019
By: Polly Bath

Distracted class? Here’s a way I use to get them back on track and mix in a little intervention at the same time!

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Kids with Fine Motor Deficits Get FRUSTRATED!

Date: February 13th, 2019
By: Polly Bath

What happens when a student lacks fine motor skills and social skills? BEHAVIORS!!!

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