Behavior: are your expectations too advanced?

Date: May 31st, 2017

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Behavior: what is the impact of not belonging?

Date: December 8th, 2016

Does it really matter if a student feels they do or don’t belong? Yes! Watch my video to find out why.

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Behavior management: hardwired behaviors

Date: June 25th, 2015

A student’s behavior is a symptom of something else. Watch this video to see what the causal factor could be and what we can do to help that student.

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Classroom behavior: our biggest ADHD mistake

Date: April 2nd, 2015

Here’s my tip on how to better address an ADHD-related behavior.

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Classroom management: recognize behaviors as symptoms

Date: March 20th, 2014

Watch this video [0:57] about how behaviors are symptoms that we need to get to the bottom of, if we want to change the behaviors.

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Classroom management – why a boy kept throwing his book at me

Date: February 27th, 2014

Watch this video [1:23] for an example of why in behavior management we absolutely have to get beyond symptoms to causal factors.

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Don’t wait until a kid kicks the desk over

Date: November 7th, 2013

Watch this video [1:01] to learn what questions I ask myself when I am deciding which behavior to target.

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How I helped one student solve his own problem

Date: September 12th, 2013

Watch this video [1:28] to see how Polly helped a reluctant student to solve his own dilemma.

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Don’t forget, behavior can erupt because of a cognitive disability

Date: February 28th, 2013

Watch this video [1:39] for Polly’s insight into how difficult behavior can be the result of a student being frustrated and overwhelmed due to a cognitive disability.

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What’s behind an angry student’s behavior in your classroom?

Date: January 31st, 2013

Watch this video [2:43] to learn what’s happening on the inside with an angry student. Polly’s insights and practical techniques have changed teachers’ lives.

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