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Culturally Responsive PBIS

Posted on March 03, 2011

Culturally Responsive Classroom Management Strategies METROPOLITAN CENTER FOR URBAN EDUCATION What is Classroom Management? “Classroom management refers to those activities of classroom teachers that create a positive classroom climate within which effective teaching and learning can occur” (Martin & Sugarman, p.9, 1993). Research on student-directed management approach, which is rooted in the belief that students have the primary responsibility for controlling their beha

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Educational Outcomes for Children in the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice System

Posted on March 03, 2011

Introduction Much of the literature available on educational outcomes for children in the child welfare and juvenile justice system focuses on risk factors. There is minimal literature that highlights good predictors of academic success in youth within the system. Relatively little is known about the long-term outcomes of children in foster care (Pecora et al., 2007). Children in both of these systems face myriad challenges from going in and out of care, fulfilling court requirements, encount

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Students With Behavioral Problems: A Long Twisted Road

Posted on January 01, 2011

Helping At-Risk Students Through School and to Transitions Far too many high school students drop out of school long before graduation day and a formal post secondary transition. Nationwide, only 71 percent of students graduate from high school. Compounding the issue of high school dropout rates is the fact that many also have disabilities. Given that students with disabilities drop out of school at over twice the rate of their same-age peers, states and local education agencies are in

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Seeing is Believing—Visible Learning and Teaching

Posted on November 11, 2010

Visible Learning and Teaching We are all familiar with the statements: “a picture is worth a thousand words,” and  “seeing is believing.” So when it comes to finding the Bright Spots in Utah schools, we at the Utah Personnel Development Center (UPDC) are noticing some visible evidence of improved outcomes for students and teachers throughout the state. It's exciting to learn from teachers who are making a difference. But merely learning from the bright spots isn’t enough, we need t

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