When students, staff, and visitors enter your campus, how do they feel? Read about creating a positive, welcoming, education-friendly climate in your school.
- Addressing the financial, social, and emotional wellness of preschoolers’ families supports the students’ progress in school.
- Tips for student support professionals working to promote social and emotional learning at a middle or high school.
- Years of research prompt a group of scientists to ask whether we should rethink the way we do 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.
- In an extraordinary Twitter chat, educators discuss building trauma-informed social and emotional learning environments.
- A simple greeting at the door forges a strong teacher-student bond.
- Providing students with a quiet spot where they can calm themselves in times of stress helps them develop self-regulation.
- I'm a firm believer in keeping the focus on what's really important: the students. If student motivation and higher engagement is truly the desired end game, then we as teachers must adapt right along with our students in our classrooms.
- 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.
- De-escalation strategies can help prevent students’ emotional outbursts, and aid them and their peers in finding calm after one.
- 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.
- Easy to conceal in hoodies and hands, vaping takes a foothold among youth. Schools look for solutions.