Maurice Elias describes how to take a symbolic walk through your school to gain insight and ideas for any necessary action or changes.
A public high school administrator recounts the moment she recognized that her teachers disciplined black and white students differently.
Surprisingly simple ideas to improve communication, from informal teacher huddles to professional culture surveys.
A former teacher discusses what he learned in his travels across four continents.
An introduction to a particularly destructive form of bullying—and three things you can do to address it.
Helping students learn to accept differences is one way to overcome the hate we see in so many facets of our society today.
Programs, tips, and strategies for reducing bullying using SEL techniques.
With the right training and support, restorative justice can prove more effective than traditional discipline measures in building a stronger school community.
Flexible classroom seating invites collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking by helping students manage their physical energy and comfort as they learn on their own terms.
Emphasize the obvious, keep things fresh, and be honest. Showing students that it pays to behave and respecting them as individuals greatly enhance classroom management.
At Albemarle County Public Schools, flexible classrooms empower student choice, increase student engagement, and improve student participation.
Instead of assigning disciplinary consequences when students don't meet behavior expectations, why not deal them as we would deal with academic failures and missteps?
How can teachers prepare for diverse classrooms? There isn't a definitive answer, but there is a wealth of resources online. Discover some helpful links for teachers.
Explore resources and case studies that demonstrate how to bring restorative justice to your school or classroom.
Students deeply desire to hear that their teachers believe in them, recognize and can explain their purpose, and want to know who they really are.