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Student Well-Being From Our Research Center Students Are Behaving Badly in Class. Excessive Screen Time Might Be to Blame
Schools need more support to help prevent the overuse of technology from leading to unhealthy behaviors.
Sarah D. Sparks, April 12, 2022
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Student Well-Being Educators See Gaps in Kids' Emotional Growth Due to Pandemic
Those surveyed by EdWeek say students struggle with social skills and emotions amid stress they've endured in the last few years.
Evie Blad, February 24, 2022
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School Climate & Safety Opinion 5 Things to Expect When Schools Return to In-Person Learning
Many schools are just coming back to in-person learning. There are five issues all school communities should anticipate when that happens.
Matt Fleming, April 26, 2021
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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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Teaching Profession 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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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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Teaching Opinion The Difficult (and Satisfying) Run of Teaching Defiant Students
The best way to work with students who struggle behaviorally is to build a trusting relationship, even when it is difficult.
Allison Riddle, September 26, 2016
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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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