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 newsletter highlights five strategies for monitoring reading comprehension: 1) following the inner conversation, 2) noticing when we stray from the inner conversation, 3) knowing when you know and knowing when you don’t know, 4) noticing and exploring thinking, 5) read, write, and talk.
Beyond the Indicators provides an integrated framework that schools and districts can use to build a foundation to prevent students from dropping out. Based on a tiered public health model, this framework provides universal and school-wide practices designed to produce high attendance, positive behavior, and successful academic achievement for the majority of students.
This document introduces the five core groups of social and emotional competencies and their characteristics: 1) self-awareness, 2) self-management, 3) social awareness, 4) relationship skills, and 5) responsible decision-making.
This news article discusses the research of Dr. Jay Giedd, chief of brain imaging in the child psychiatry branch at the National Institute of Mental Health, to determine how the brain develops from childhood into adolescence and on into early adulthood.
National research has established that students who are chronically absent as early as kindergarten have lower achievement in later grades.
This guide helps teachers design rigorous lessons and activities by determining the outcomes of tasks for students, assessing students' learning, ensuring lessons are engaging and students gain understanding, and creating student materials.
The most effective, child-centered classroom management strategies successfully redirect the behavior of off-task students without specifically addressing the inappropriate behavior. This document identifies 11 such strategies for effective behavior interventions.
This handout identifies 15 elements of effective adolescent literacy programs.
Johns Hopkins researcher Dr.
This report summarizes results from three large-scale reviews of research on the impact of social and emotional learning (SEL) programs on elementary and middle-school students. Results found that SEL programs yielded multiple benefits and were effective in both school and after-school settings and for students with and without behavioral and emotional problems.
READ 180 is a comprehensive system of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development to raise reading achievement for struggling readers in grades 4–12+.