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Evidence-based strategies and resources for managing behavior, creating a positive learning environment, and fostering student engagement.

50 Years of Research, Still No Change in Policy

Educational institutions have been trying to show policymakers the issue of police presence in schools for DECADES. In the 1970s, the National Education Association (NEA) passed a resolution calling for an end to police in schools. ACLU In 2020, the NEA passed ANOTHER resolution calling for an end to police in schools. ACLU The resolution states: “The presence of police in schools creates a hostile learning environment for students of color and students with disabilities, and it criminalizes students for minor behavioral infractions.” The resolution called on the NEA to work with its affiliates to “advocate for the removal of… Read More »50 Years of Research, Still No Change in Policy

Behavior Hacks to Set a Positive School Tone This School Year

Behavior Management Strategies to Establish a Positive Classroom Culture Establishing a positive classroom tone is crucial for a successful school year. Here are seven specific actions teachers could take during the first week of school to set a positive classroom tone: Establish Clear Expectations: Clearly communicate your behavioral expectations to students from the beginning. Set clear rules and consequences for the classroom and ensure that students understand them. Create a Welcoming Environment: Set up the physical space in a way that is inviting and conducive to learning. Arrange desks or tables in a way that encourages collaboration and interaction among… Read More »Behavior Hacks to Set a Positive School Tone This School Year

Helping a Student with Suicidal Thoughts: What Parents and Teachers Can Do”

When a child makes a serious threat, it shouldn’t be dismissed as just idle talk. Parents, teachers, or other adults should immediately talk with the child. If it is determined that the child is at risk and/or the child refuses to talk, is argumentative, responds defensively, or continues to express violent or dangerous thoughts or plans, arrangements should be made for an immediate assessment by a mental health professional with experience evaluating children and adolescents. Evaluation of any serious threat must be done in the context of the individual child’s past behavior, personality, and current stressors. In an emergency situation… Read More »Helping a Student with Suicidal Thoughts: What Parents and Teachers Can Do”