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- Addressing the financial, social, and emotional wellness of preschoolers’ families supports the students’ progress in school.
- Research shows that students who feel safe and supported by adults at school are better able to learn.
- A trauma-informed approach ensures that students feel safe, supported, and nurtured—to improve their chances of academic success.
- Students who need extra social and emotional support have a quick check-in with an adult at the start and end of each day.
- A simple greeting at the door forges a strong teacher-student bond.
- How a visit to Starbucks inspired a change to flexible seating—and then some changes in teaching philosophy.
- The year I started teaching seventh- to twelfth-grade English in Minneapolis, Prince launched his song about urban ruin, "Sign o' the Times." That song was an apt musical backdrop for the lives of my students, most of whom lived in poverty and challenged me daily. Fortunately, classroom order improved when I learned that successful classroom management depends on conscientiously executing a few big strategies and a lot of little ones.
- Providing students with a quiet spot where they can calm themselves in times of stress helps them develop self-regulation.
- See what happens when students and faculty participate in regular meetings to build trust and promote deeper learning.
- De-escalation spaces allow students to leave stressful situations or interactions so they can process their emotions and then return to learning.