What’s the Difference Between Swearing in the Hall and Swearing AT Someone?

Date: May 22nd, 2019
By: Polly Bath

There’s a difference between swearing in the hall with your friends and swearing at someone. One is a disruption, the other crosses the line into disrespect.

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Behavior? Sometimes We Just Have to Walk Over…

Date: May 18th, 2019
By: Polly Bath

Sometimes we can manage a behavior without stopping what we’re teaching. How?

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What’s the Goal of a Consequence?

Date: May 15th, 2019
By: Polly Bath

Consequences should cause a child to learn something about their behavior!

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Traumatized Kids Can’t Always Do Recess

Date: May 11th, 2019
By: Polly Bath

If you’re getting behaviors at recess from kids with trauma, here are some of my ideas.

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If I’ve Never Been Regulated at Home…

Date: May 8th, 2019
By: Polly Bath

If kids aren’t getting regulation at home, they can’t regulate themselves in school. What can YOU do about that?

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How I Respond to Escalating Behaviors

Date: May 4th, 2019
By: Polly Bath

These are steps I take to handle the different stages of an escalating kid.

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Not Belonging Will CAUSE Behaviors

Date: May 1st, 2019
By: Polly Bath

It’s amazing to see how helping a child have a sense of belonging can actually change their difficult behaviors!

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THINK Before Responding!!!

Date: April 28th, 2019
By: Polly Bath

We don’t have to address attention-seeking behavior right at that moment!!!

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Duties Are An Opportunity to Teach Social Skills

Date: April 24th, 2019
By: Polly Bath

Lunch and recess are a great time to teach kids the social skills they are missing.

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Wonder if a Kid is NOT SORRY?

Date: April 21st, 2019
By: Polly Bath

If a student isn’t sincerely sorry, could it be that we need to teach empathy for them to understand?

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