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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 tea... Read 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, ... Read 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 health... Read 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 schoo... Read 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 w... Read 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 distri... Read 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 ... Read 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 (affe... Read More...

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BUILDING COMMUNITY WITHIN YOUR SCHOOL...THE REST OF THE STORY

In a recent New York Times article Nicholas Kristof tells a story from the 1950s about a kid who was a handful; he was a trouble maker, didn’t want to learn, never read, didn’t fit in and was disresp... Read More...

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Battle against Bullying

I was the girl who got called fat every single day. The girl who camouflaged her pain by laughing really hard and talking too loud, drowning out the demeaning comments. The girl fighting an internal ... Read More...

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