There Are Good Detentions and Bad Detentions

Date: January 9th, 2019
By: Polly Bath

If we have to give out a detention, we want it to mean something!

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Neither Praise Nor Punishment Work for All Kids

Date: January 6th, 2019
By: Polly Bath

Neither praise nor punishment will work for the child who doesn’t know what you want.

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Whole Class Having a Meltdown?

Date: January 2nd, 2019
By: Polly Bath

Here’s a FUN and EFFECTIVE technique I use when my whole class is losing its focus!

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My Outrageous Antics to Get My Class Back On Track

Date: December 29th, 2018
By: Polly Bath

I have been known to do something OUTRAGEOUS to get my class back on track! Here’s an example.

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Special SEL Classes Are Fine, But YOU Have to Teach It Too

Date: December 26th, 2018
By: Polly Bath

It’s not enough to have special SEL classes for the students that need it. We need to teach SEL in our classroom everyday too!

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No Matter the Homelife, Teach Kids to Behave in School

Date: December 23rd, 2018
By: Polly Bath

It doesn’t matter what a kid is allowed to do at home. We CAN teach them how to behave in school!

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TELL Kids WHAT to Do

Date: December 19th, 2018
By: Polly Bath

Instead of telling students what you DON’T want them to do, tell them what you DO want them to do!

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You Can Win Over a Difficult Parent

Date: December 17th, 2018
By: Polly Bath

Parents often bring the baggage of their own school experiences with them to parent/teacher night. Here’s how I handle that.

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If It’s Always the Same Kids Then What You’re Doing Isn’t Working

Date: December 12th, 2018
By: Polly Bath

If the way you do suspensions and detentions is working at your school, then you won’t keep seeing the same kids over and over.

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The Calm Brain is a Better Performing Brain

Date: December 8th, 2018
By: Polly Bath

Teaching our kids how to sit for a few minutes and do NOTHING will calm their brains and help them to prepare for the next thing.

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