Paras & Aides: What Your Job Is and Isn’t (imho)!

Date: July 11th, 2021
By: Polly Bath

I’ve blown some paras’ minds when I’ve told them that their job is not making sure a kid’s paper gets done. If that’s not their job, what is?

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Teach Self-Regulation in 3 Steps

Date: July 4th, 2021
By: Polly Bath

Here are 3 easy steps to teach self-regulation. And remember, self-regulation is a big part of intervention.

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What SEL Skills Are Needed to Access That Lesson?

Date: June 27th, 2021
By: Polly Bath

If you know kids don’t have the SEL skills to access a lesson you’re planning, then it’s time for an intervention! And what an excellent way to prevent behaviors!

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The Cure for Running in the Hall

Date: June 20th, 2021
By: Polly Bath

We’ve all had to deal with kids running in the halls. Here’s my suggestions on how to STOP that behavior!

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When We Get Behaviors from ‘Littles’…

Date: June 12th, 2021
By: Polly Bath

A day in my garden made me think of our littles in preschool and elementary and how they all “grow” differently. This will impact behavior!

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Teach 3 Steps to Perseverance

Date: June 5th, 2021
By: Polly Bath

Here are 3 steps I use to teach perseverance, which is tied into self-regulation!

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What Impacts Kids’ Behavior the Most?

Date: May 30th, 2021
By: Polly Bath

What impacts kids’ behaviors the most? Well, here’s where I think we should start.

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Is Dis-Engagement Always a Behavior?

Date: May 23rd, 2021
By: Polly Bath

Sometimes it’s hard to tell if a kid is actually engaged. Here’s what I like to do to check, whether in-person or virtually.

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Are You Disregulating Kids’ Behavior?

Date: May 16th, 2021
By: Polly Bath

When adults aren’t all on the same page in your school, their inconsistency and unpredictability alone will cause BEHAVIORS in kids.

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Your Response to A Behavior Can Make It Better or Worse

Date: May 9th, 2021
By: Polly Bath

If we say the first thing that comes into our head when a kid gives us a behavior, we can make it worse! So what can you do instead?

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