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Developing a Personal Brand The Younger, The Better

Challenge Let’s start with a challenge: I challenge each of you as school administrators to walk into a small classroom of students and ask how many of them have a personal brand. Take count as to how many students raise their hands. Will it ... More >>

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Building Bridges to a Strong School Community

Schools with a strong sense of community are positive places where children, parents, and staff all work together in an environment that has the potential to help each individual find success. Creating that sense of community is similar to building ... More >>

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How to Be a Teacher and Have a Life

Promote, Not Guarantee No matter what grade or subject we teach, our work is to promote the long-term flourishing of kids. That verb, promote, is important. We cannot guarantee, force, or omnipotently deign that our students will go on to lea... More >>

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Independent Specialized Schools Why they exist and why people work for them

Meeting the needs of students with special needs requires a wide array of specialized services and the expertise of many professionals. The vast majority of children with special needs are served in public schools. The public school setting has many... More >>

Relevant Tags: SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING

The Case for Senior Seminar

Seeking to to help incoming ninth grade students transition successfully, many high schools have instituted a dedicated course often referred to as freshman seminar. But what about the transition out of high school? What do our junior and senior s... More >>

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WHAT EVERY TEACHER SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CHILDREN WITH AUTISM

As more children with autism are served in public school classrooms, teachers need skills to meet their needs. Autism is a highly variable disability, which makes it difficult to train teachers how to best support students with autism in inclusive e... More >>

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Fires on the Water

In the late 1960s, a fire on the Cuyohoga River in Cleveland as a result of industrial pollution became a galvanizing image in the environmental movement and was credited in part with garnering the support to create the EPA. This led in 1972 to the ... More >>

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THE PROBLEMS, PITFALLS, AND PROMISES OF A SCHOOL WIDE DISCIPLINE

Desiyah, a 10th grader, began arguing with one of her classmates about a group project they were working on. The teacher asked her repeatedly to calm down and lower her voice. Desiyah ignored her teacher. Instead, she continued to argue and became i... More >>

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A DIFFERENT APPROACH Could Bullying Be Stopped by Socializing Children to Think Differently About Their Interactions with Others?

Preparing children to make their own way in the world is one of the most important tasks we take on as parents and educators. We teach children to treat others as they want to be treated themselves, and to strive for positive, productive interaction... More >>

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ENGINEERING A SAFE & SUPPORTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

Thomas Edison said, “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” With encouragement and support, students are willing to take healthy risks. They are eager to try and learn. As educa... More >>

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A Paradigm Shift in Education

Social emotional learning (SEL) is spreading like wildfire — and not just in the United States. Countries such as the United Kingdom, Singapore, and China are starting to implement SEL in their schools as well Why now? Why all of a sudden are s... More >>

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Why Would We Listen?

Why would we listen? While reading a book and leading a discussion with a class of third graders, I asked students the question, “How do you feel when someone says, ‘Good job!’ to you?” The answers were not what I expected. “Horrible, “Put down” and... More >>

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Prosocial education and school climate reform policy and practice trends: Mobilizing the ‘whole village’ to support the ‘whole child’

There is growing policy; fiscal and practical support for prosocial educational and school climate improvement efforts from federal agencies, state departments of education and large and small districts across America. But there are meaningful chall... More >>

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Classroom Management: Teachers’ Affective Styles

Nationally, schools are required to establish standards of appropriate behavior that promote a safe learning community. This assumes students are prepared to achieve, are receptive to authority, and are amenable to rules and consequences. Though pre... More >>

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EDUCATING THE HEAD,HEART AND HAND FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

The 21st century is placing great demands on our students and educational system. To meet those demands, we recognize that educating the head (cognitive domain), exclusive of the heart and hand (affective and behavioral domains), is no longer educat... More >>

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