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."
This book chapter describes how organizations can develop effective professional learning communities.
This guide is intended to be useful to high schools and middle schools in planning and executing dropout prevention strategies. This guide is to help educators and policy makers develop practice and policy alternatives and it includes specific recommendations (and indicates the quality of the evidence that supports these recommendations).
This template helps schools identify the necessary structures and supports for educating adolescents across six dimensions: school practices & structures, physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and moral.
This analysis revealed that chronic absence is a significant issue in Oregon, dragging down academic performance, for communities and students of all demographic backgrounds, but especially those in families living in poverty.The good news is that this research also shows that chronic absence is a solvable problem.
This book explores why and how discussion-based lessons help students—especially English language learners—to process and remember information, develop higher-order thinking, and advance their literacy skills. In this chapter, the authors focus on strategies around accountable talk in the classroom.
Effective learners are aware of their own behavior, thinking processes, and learning. This checklist on the self-management of learning helps individuals develop their learning skills in four areas: managing your own learning, strategies for learning, good environments for learning, and working with others.
In this Part I of three essays, Robert Brooks discusses some of the key features associated with the cultivation of motivation and accomplishment to create "motivating environments,” that is, environments in which those involved are eager to participate and cooperate. He described current research examining the concepts of success, achievement, ambition, and motivation.
FHI 360 is collaborating with the Caribbean HIV/AIDS Alliance (CHAA) to develop and implement a targeted social media strategy for the Eastern Caribbean Community Action Project II (EC-CAP II).
This tool helps schools identify the key characteristics across five adolescent developmental areas (social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and moral) and brainstorm how they can adapt practices to best meet the needs of their students.
In this longitudinal study, data were collected on schools’ rates of daily student attendance and chronic absenteeism and on specific partnership practices that were implemented to help increase or sustain student attendance. Results indicate that several family–school–community partnership practices predict an increase in daily attendance, a decrease in chronic absenteeism, or both.
This research-based program for middle school students is designed to teach academic vocabulary in language arts, math, science, and social studies classes and build the reasoning and argumentation skills that are necessary for learning in all content areas.