This document describes the National Center for School Engagement's 21 ways to engage students in school. It also describes best practices for improving student attendance, achievement, and attachment.
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This article By Joshua Mandel, Psy.D. of the NYU Child Study Center discusses the socail lives of adolescents from a psyhological point of view. It offers educators and parents information to help adolescents navigate bullies, cliques and other challenges.
Creating a culture of inclusion and respect helps keep most students on track to academic success. This stragey may include the following:
Strategic classrooms where inclusive instructional strategies are aligned with individual needs of ALL learners (English Language Learners, Special Ed, and advanced)
This website features a course designed to provide educators with skills and techniques to manage and reduce conflict in schoolsl. It has tools that will:
"Enhance understanding of ways to manage and resolve conflicts effectively in school settings, improve the emotional climate in the school, and help you and other educators spend more time teaching."
READ 180 is a comprehensive system of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development to raise reading achievement for struggling readers in grades 4–12+.
The most effective, child-centered classroom management strategies successfully redirect the behavior of off-task students without specifically addressing the inappropriate behavior. This worksheet provides users with a simple template for identifying techniques to implement 11 strategies for effective behavior interventions.
This handout presents 16 habits of mind dispositions displayed by intelligent people in response to problems, dilemmas, and enigmas, the resolution of which are not immediately apparent.
This article discusses the importance of reading and the need to teach individuals how to become better readers.
One of the first articles describing the early warning indicator research conducted by a team from Johns Hopkins University and the Philadelphia Education Fund.
Education is changing. Academic learning and SEL are becoming the new standard for what are considered the basics that children should acquire during their schooling. This chapter outlines ideas to help get social-emotional efforts started as well as to sustain those that have already begun.
This Executive Summary to a report on The Importance of Being in School: A Report on Absenteeism in the Nation's Public Schools looks at data from six states on their measures of chronic absenteeism: Georgia, Florida, Maryland, Nebraska, Oregon and Rhode Island.
A report that examines the reearch-based effectiveness of Read 180® as a literacy intervention program. The report states that no studies of READ 180 that fall within the scope of the Adolescent Literacy (AL) review protocol meet What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) evidence standards, but seven studies meet WWC evidence standards with reservations.
This article reviews research concerning the causes of children with oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) and the antecedents that trigger oppositional and defiant behavior. Drawing from clinical experience, the authors present a model to alter theses antecedents and offer a wide variety of practical techniques for preventing and responding to oppositional behavior in the classroom.
This handout presents instructional alignment as the important part of the teacher’s role to make sure there is alignment between the curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
40 to 60 percent of high school students become chronically disengaged from school — not counting those who already dropped out. Research indicates that social and emotional learning (SEL) programming for elementary- and middle- school students is a promising means to reducing problem behaviors, promoting positive adjustment, and enhancing academic performance.