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Classroom Technology How to Thwart 'Zoombombing' in the Remote Classroom: 10 Tips
Early into the new school year, ‘Zoombombings’ are already becoming an all-too common learning disruption for students and their teachers.
Alyson Klein, September 22, 2020
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School & District Management Do You Have to 'Love' Every Student? And What If You Don't?
Assuring a positive student-teacher relationship is easier said than done. Here’s what veteran educators advise about how to make that relationship work, and what to do when things fall apart.
Madeline Will, February 12, 2020
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School Climate & Safety How to Manage Discord Over Student Discipline
Student misbehavior and discipline is a major source of friction between principals and teachers. Veteran educators share how they build consensus around discipline in their schools.
Arianna Prothero, October 15, 2019
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Veronica Lyon, a math teacher at Lincoln Middle School in Clarkston, Wash., comforts one of her 7th graders after a lesson in fractions. Lyon interweaves social-emotional lessons and mathematics to support distressed students.
Veronica Lyon, a math teacher at Lincoln Middle School in Clarkston, Wash., comforts one of her 7th graders after a lesson in fractions. Lyon interweaves social-emotional lessons and mathematics to support distressed students.
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Professional Development How Caring for Students in Distress Can Take a Steep Toll
Schools using trauma-sensitive approaches are becoming more mindful of—and guarding against—the emotional burnout of teachers.
Sarah D. Sparks, September 17, 2019
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A scene from an online simulation created to provide a crash course for Houston teachers on recognizing the emotional aftereffects of disasters in students and responding to them with sensitivity.
A scene from an online simulation created to provide a crash course for Houston teachers on recognizing the emotional aftereffects of disasters in students and responding to them with sensitivity.
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School Climate & Safety Online Simulation Preps Schools for Emotional Toll of Disasters
In disaster-ridden Houston, an online simulation trains teachers to recognize and respond to signs of trauma in students.
Sarah D. Sparks, August 20, 2019
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Professional Development Teachers Support Social-Emotional Learning, But Say Students in Distress Strain Their Skills
Many teachers say knowing how to help students who struggle outside of school is a major challenge as they take on teaching social-emotional learning, according to an Education Week Research Center survey.
Sarah Schwartz, July 16, 2019
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Special Education Parkland Shooting Report Sharpens Focus on Special Education and Due Process
In a contentious meeting in his junior year, then 18-year-old Nikolas Cruz revoked his consent for special education services after he was told that was the only way he could stay at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. But there were other options, said a report released by a firm hired by the Broward School district.
Christina A. Samuels, August 7, 2018
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Teaching Profession Teachers of Students With Behavior Problems Want Help Finding Evidence-Based Tools
A survey of educators around the country found that many reported looking up interventions on their own, when they really wanted more formal training, a survey found.
Christina A. Samuels, May 15, 2018
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Special Education Federal Lawsuit Against Georgia School Network Alleges Disability-Law Violations
The Justice Department lawsuit, which was expected, says the Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support, or GNETS, segregates students with emotional and behavioral disabilities.
Christina A. Samuels, August 23, 2016
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Special Education Ed. Dept: Schools Must Provide Behavioral Supports to Students Who Need Them
The guidance was issued to draw attention to--and reduce--the number of students with disabilities suspended multiple times from school.
Christina A. Samuels, August 6, 2016
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Teaching School Resources for Supporting Child Mental Health
The New York-based Child Mind Institute highlights several evidence-based options for educators looking to support students with mental health needs.
Christina A. Samuels, July 7, 2016
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Teaching Opinion Two Kinds: Teachers Focused on Compliance vs. Relationships
If we want to combat the issues faced by students in oppressive environments, we need to do something radical and undo the damage from a system that failed them. We need to honor and cultivate their humanity.
Christina Torres, January 11, 2016
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Teaching Opinion This Is Not the 'Leadership' We're Looking For
If "teacher leadership" means seeking "innovative" ways to deny students knowledge, information, or history that is relevant for them in service of "compliance," I'm not interested and I'm running in the opposite direction.
Christina Torres, January 8, 2016
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Teaching Opinion Three Problems With Traffic Light Behavior Charts
When a child's behavior commands our attention, we need to ask ourselves, "What do I want this student to learn from my response to his/her action?"
David Ginsburg, December 28, 2015
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