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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.

A checklist for communication and implementation of highly effective Professional Learning Communities (PLCs).

While chronic absence is not a problem everywhere, it can reach surprisingly high levels even in the early grades. Although teachers take roll every day, most schools currently do not use their data to monitor if they have a problem with chronic absence.

2011

Using the tripartite conception of positive youth development (PYD) suggested by Hamilton (1999) – as a developmental process, a philosophy or approach to youth programming, and as instances of youth programs and organizations focused on fostering the healthy or positive development of youth – this article reviews different theoretical models of the developmental process involved in PYD.

November 2006

This supplement to the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice presents and discusses youth development approaches in the context of public health programs. The overarching purpose of the supplement is to acquaint public health practitioners with the basic concepts of youth development and to provide guidance about how to put them into practice.

November 2006

Specialists in public health and in adolescent healthcare have begun to recognize the promise of a more positive, asset-based approach to improve the health of our youth by focusing on healthy youth development (YD).

April 2011

This document describes the 4-H eight Essential Elements of positive youth development.

This document describes the philosophy for positive youth development and highlights seven examples of programs using the philosophy.

December 2013

This report is the first-of-its-kind research that aims to measure positive youth development through a multi-year study of students participating in 4-H out-of-school activities. The result is a model that is driving new thinking and approaches to youth development around the world.

December 2013

This report is the first-of-its-kind research that aims to measure positive youth development through a multi-year study of students participating in 4-H out-of-school activities. The result is a model that is driving new thinking and approaches to youth development around the world.

1999

This article discusses the use of strength-based over deficit-based approaches to address issues of youth and community development. This approach focuses on “developing that which is desired rather than preventing or treating that which is undesired—the deficit.” The article examines three main issues for evaluating strength-based approaches.

This report summarizes the views on the school dropout epidemic based on surveys and focus group discussions of high school teachers, principals, superintendents, and school board members throughout the US.

2010

Schools can keep young people on the graduation track by integrating schoolwide reforms, early warning systems, and responsive interventions that address the ABCs of dropout prevention: attendance, behavior, and course performance. In this article, we offer a systematic plan for dropout prevention at the district and school levels through a three-tiered prevention model that directly addresses

November 2006

This article discusses the similarities and differences between youth development and public health strategies, and provides insights in sharing best practices across the two areas.

This annotated bibliography describes the existing evidence-based research and literature on positive youth development.