Learn about programs and share ideas to support at-risk students and keep all young people in school.
- Against the odds, seniors from this New York City school are attending and finishing college.
- The principal of an alternative school opens up about the challenges and rewards of shepherding at-risk kids to graduation.
- Explore resources and case studies that demonstrate how to bring restorative justice to your school or classroom.
- Every teacher remembers his or her first "tough kid" experience. Maybe the student ignored your directions or laughed at your attempts to utilize the classroom discipline steps. I've had the privilege of teaching some tough kids. I say "privilege" for a reason. Teaching these students pushed me to be a better educator and a more compassionate person. I've detailed below five methods that have reduced misbehavior in my classroom and, better still, helped transform these students into leaders among their peers.
- In order to accommodate students with dyslexia, general education teachers must understand what the condition is and what alternate means work best for accessing information.
- Restorative justice promotes a positive, orderly school environment. Students and all members of the school community can learn and practice self-discipline, empathy, and accountability.
- Research shows that positive expectations will influence performance positively. Start modeling excellence, celebrating small victories, and refusing to accept failure -- and watch what happens.
- Proven tactics for keeping kids engaged and in school, all the way through high school graduation.
- Guest bloggers Hunter Maats and Katie O'Brien, teachers and authors, discuss the value of making mistakes and helping students adopt the mindset to view their mistakes as healthy challenges rather than crushing defeats.
- Instead of punitive discipline that limits students’ potential, we must adopt a more holistic approach and address the life circumstances that are causing their behavior.
- People, not programs, matter most when it comes to intervention for struggling students.