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Coaching and Conflict

Posted on December 12, 2011

LEADING IN CONFLICT I just returned from the Jim Knight Instructional Coaching Conference at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning. I had the opportunity to present and to be a panel member and participant in breakout workshops. One of the sessions I attended, price Coaches and Conflict in Schools, unhealthy was presented by Joellen Killion, drugs Senior Advisor, at Learningforward. Here are her assumptions and my comments: #1 All conflict needs are legitimate. This is

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Zero Tolerance?

Posted on November 11, 2011

More schools rethinking zero-tolerance discipline stand Nearly two decades after a zero-tolerance culture took hold in American schools, buy information pills a growing number of educators and elected leaders are scaling back discipline policies that led to lengthy suspensions and ousters for such mistakes as carrying toy guns or Advil. This rethinking has come in North Carolina and Denver, mind in Baltimore and Los Angeles—part of a phenomenon driven by high suspension rates, community

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Do Zero Tolerance Policies Belong in Elementary School?

Posted on October 10, 2011

Zero Tolerance is Not Elementary Public policy towards children has moved towards treating them more like adults and ways that increasingly mimic the adult criminal justice system. The most recent version of this movement is so-called "zero tolerance" in schools, visit this where theories of punishment that were once directed to adult criminals are now applied to first graders (Martin, 2001). When we think of zero tolerance in an elementary school, there are most likely many things that com

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A Four-step Decision Making Framework for Identifying Effective and Efficient Behavioral Strategies for Struggling Students

Posted on October 10, 2011

The Challenge Many principals and teachers struggle with discipline problems within the classroom and school setting on a daily basis that interfere with instruction and achievement. Educators understand the importance of creating and maintaining a positive learning environment so all students can learn, medications yet, often get stuck in a cycle of negative interactions with some students that perpetuate the problem. The solution is that schools need systematic procedures of positive behav

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Judge Rules in Favor of Letting Autistic boy Take Service dog to School

Posted on June 06, 2011

Caleb Ciriacks is a 7-year-old severely autistic boy who for the most part doesn't speak. He shrieks and paces when he gets anxious, and on occasion he pinches and scratches others. Eddy is Caleb's service dog, tethered to the boy by a red strap. The dog keeps Caleb from running off into crowds or darting into traffic, and he knows to intervene when the boy starts to feel anxious. When Caleb entered first grade last year, school officials in Cypress refused to let him take Eddy to school. Cal

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Bullies, Victims Face Dangers Outside of School

Posted on May 05, 2011

Center for Disease Control Report: Student Bullying Linked to Family Violence Student bullies, abortion their victims and bully-victims—those who are victimized and also engage in bullying—face a broad range of health risks, approved including family violence and intentional self-harm, search a new U.S. study finds. In a survey of 5,807 middle-school and high-school students from almost 138 Massachusetts public schools, researchers found that those involved in bullying in any way are

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What’s the Secret to Effective Classroom Management?

Posted on April 04, 2011

Social rule structures eventually rest on one of two things: trust or fear. When the rules are based on trust, cheapest students feel freer to participate; problem-based learning can thrive, see versus learning focused on getting the one right answer; students can challenge prevailing wisdom, ask questions, and disagree safely with one another. Students can co-create classroom management rules because they want to be there and they want the classroom to be engaging and work well. When fear

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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., visit this site 2007). Children in both of these systems face myriad challenges from going in and out of care, cheapest fulfilling co

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Illuminating the Enigma—The Utah Autism DVD

Posted on November 11, 2010

When faced with challenging behavior from a second grade student with autism, the general education teacher feels more competent because she understands the effects autism disorders have on student academic and social behavior. The Utah High Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome DVD is an introduction to facilitating this understanding among educators in Utah.

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