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  • 7 Reactions to ’13 Reasons Why’

    Posted June 28, 2017 in Featured Stories

    Earlier this year, Netflix released a new series based on a bestselling 2007 YA novel by Jay Asher—and it’s got people talking, a lot. From start to finish, 13 Reasons Why tells the story of Hannah Baker, a high school student who deals with everything from bullying to assault, and ultimately decides (we learn in episode one)…

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  • Recess Social Skills: Building Connection Through Buddy Benches

    Posted May 18, 2016 in Featured Stories

    As a parent, it’s painful to see children sitting alone on the playground. I remember my own kindergarten days when I read on the playground because I didn’t yet have a friend, or I think of my kids and hope that recess is the fun playtime it should be for them. Students build social skills…

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  • Mitigating the Trump Effect: Teaching Civil Discourse in a Time of Political Anger

    Posted May 11, 2016 in Featured Stories

    It is no understatement to say that in 2016, Americans live in interesting, if not nasty, political times. One significant contributor to the troublesome climate is Donald Trump, the presidential candidate whose platform of anti-immigration rhetoric appears to have worked its way into schools across the nation, from high school sporting events to elementary classroom…

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  • Principled Students and a Positive School Culture: Character.org’s Framework for Character Education

    Posted April 27, 2016 in Featured Stories

    Character.org is a non-profit organization dedicated to K-12 character education, a field that includes ethics, civics and social-emotional learning. “As our society continues to become more diverse and increasingly global, these core values are essential in home, schools and workplaces,” said CEO Becky Sipos. “Despite this shift, we continue to hear an emphasis on grit…

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  • Champions Against Bullying Founder Alexandra Penn: Start Teaching Social Skills Early

    Posted February 24, 2016 in Featured Stories

    Alexandra Penn, founder and crisis intervention specialist at Champions Against Bullying (CAB), urges teachers to use lesson plans that include tools for building confidence and self-esteem and discuss the importance of friendship and understanding individual differences. “We may look different, observe different holidays [and] dress differently, but inside we are all the same, we all…

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  • What You Say in the Classroom Matters: How Being Word-Wise Helps Students

    Posted October 28, 2015 in Featured Stories

    Recently, a rather upsetting photo went viral on social media. A Columbus, Ohio, woman named Merritt Smith posted a picture showing an ugly gash on her four-year-old daughter’s cheekbone. The injury occurred when a boy in the child’s preschool class hit her with a toy, and it was deep enough to require stitches. ‘Hurting is…

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  • C’mon Get Happy: How to Create a Positive Classroom Culture

    Posted August 26, 2015 in Featured Stories

    Most teachers can recall points in their formative years when they were students in a classroom with a negative culture. Many remember how damaging it was to their overall desire to learn. Negative classroom environments are not conducive for learning, whether they’re the result of bullies or teachers who aren’t proactive about classroom management. Teachers…

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  • How to Modify Your Classroom for High-Functioning Autistic Students

    Posted August 19, 2015 in Featured Stories

    In late May of this year, video of a 10-year-old’s speech competition entry took the Internet by storm. It wasn’t due to inappropriate material or a surprise visit from a superstar, but because speaker Connor Yates shared his personal experience of what it means to have high-functioning autism (HFA). Connor Yates goes viral with a…

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  • What Teachers Should Know About How Bullying Manifests

    Posted July 7, 2015 in Featured Stories

    For many years, bullying was perceived as overt and physical: pushing, shoving or other violent misbehavior. Since the turn of the century, more subtle types of bullying have moved to the forefront of the conversation. Mental health professionals know that children and teens often use non-violent means to dominate and control others. In order to…

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  • Teaching Social Justice in Theory and Practice

    Posted May 13, 2015 in Featured Stories

    Historically, classrooms have been the stage for social change, providing a venue to promote and accelerate new ideas. In addition to academic instruction, one of a classroom teacher’s most important roles is to help students develop the critical thinking, collaboration and self-reflection skills necessary to foster a better society. Goals of social justice Social justice…

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  • What Should K-12 Students Learn About Feminism?

    Posted March 17, 2015 in Featured Stories

    In K-12 education, the most common debate over gender equity might be hidden biases in the ways teachers treat male and female students. But because feminism, sexism and gender equality inform middle and high school students’ self-perception and knowledge, teachers should recognize the value of discussing them in the classroom. Discussing feminism as defined and…

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  • Just for APs: Teaching Alternatives to Fighting and Tattling

    Posted January 20, 2015 in Leaders' Link

    I’ve discussed a variety of actions I took as a principal who worked without an assistant principal to change a culture of fighting at an elementary school. Another component of my long-term work on this problem was to implement response alternatives to provocations that could lead to fighting but also to tattling, which is a…

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  • Just for APs: Logical Consequences to Change a Fighting Culture

    Posted October 28, 2014 in Leaders' Link

    Perhaps the most controversial action I took as a principal addressing my school’s fighting culture was imposing a new kind of consequence upon the fighters: cooperating on a project. To help accomplish this, I used our school’s full-time school community liaison (CL), funded from a grant, who worked in a variety of roles with parents…

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  • Just for APs: Fighting Culture Interventions

    Posted September 23, 2014 in Leaders' Link

    To describe the fighting culture of an elementary school when I first arrived as principal, I mentioned that fighters were usually brought to my office in pairs. Sometimes the fight had become a more widespread brawl, especially when it had started on the basketball court. On my second or third day on the job, ten…

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  • Just for APs: Changing a Culture of Fighting

    Posted August 26, 2014 in Leaders' Link

    As a new elementary school principal, I found upon my arrival that a significant number of my students, especially boys, had a propensity to solve any disagreement or conflict by fighting. I hit the ground running! Reactive response to student fights are an energy drain for principals and APs Having no assistant principal, this meant…

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  • Are Parents Legally Accountable if Their Children Engage in School Bullying?

    Posted April 23, 2014 in Featured Stories

    In the wake of continued school violence and media coverage of bullying-related suicides, administrators are under pressure to deter bullying behavior. Schools have implemented zero-tolerance policies to help control student-on-student verbal, social, and physical bullying. But while educators can work to create safe and supportive classroom cultures, many struggle with the extent of their power…

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  • How Teachers Can Prevent Cyberbullying

    Posted March 3, 2014 in From the Principal's Office Updated July 1, 2015

    In the past several years, we’ve seen the tide turn significantly in our efforts to put a stop to bullying and make schools emotionally safe environments for all of our students. Yet we cannot forget that some of this bad behavior has moved out of school and onto the Internet. I believe educators and our…

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  • Anger Management: Five Tips for Keeping Playground Peace

    Posted August 20, 2013 in Reference Material

    When it comes to anger management, playground personnel need highly developed skills to keep the kids under their supervision safe and happy. If you regularly supervise a rowdy bunch of children all running off their built-up steam, read on to find some tips for educators that will help you make recess the best possible experience…

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  • Student Interventions: One Size Does Not Fit All

    Posted February 27, 2013 in Classroom Resources

    A commonly missed step in improving a school-wide academic intervention system is to carefully consider the categories of students who need intervention. There are roughly three categories of students needing academic intervention: Academically high-need but motivated Academically capable but not motivated Academically high-need and not motivated Additionally, a student in any category may not have…

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  • Strategies for Teaching Students With Behavioral Problems

    Posted February 8, 2013 in Teaching Strategies

    Teaching students with behavior problems creates a higher demand on the teacher. Though some teachers are specially trained to handle special needs children who need more of the teacher’s time, the average classroom is likely to contain one or more students who demand more attention due to behavioral difficulties. In some cases, principals, guidance counselors…

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