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Helping Children Practice Empathy

By Molly Breen Every day we engage in activities that require an assumed social contract or boundary: we stop (mostly) at stop signs, we wait in line at the supermarket, we allow people to walk out of the door before … Continue reading

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Banning Suspensions for Disruptive Behaviors Will Make Us Better Teachers

By Beth Baker, M.S.Ed., and Char Ryan, Ph.D., coauthors of The PBIS Team Handbook: Setting Expectations and Building Positive Behavior Across the United States, 16 states and the District of Columbia have laws prohibiting or expressly limiting the suspension of … Continue reading

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Preventing Preschool Expulsions

By Michelle Salcedo, M.Ed., author of Uncover the Roots of Challenging Behavior: Create Responsive Environments Where Young Children Thrive “I don’t know how to help them. But I do know it is too early for the world to give up … Continue reading

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Being Flexible with Flex Classroom Seating

By Shannon Anderson, author of Coasting Casey: A Tale of Busting Boredom in School Thinking about using flex seating for your classroom? I’m a huge fan. That being said, I’ve learned over the years that not all students do well … Continue reading

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First Semester Goals Check-In: Assess the Effectiveness of Your Classroom Procedures

By Andrew Hawk For most schools in the United States, winter break marks the halfway point of the school year. This is a good time for teachers to step back and examine the success of their classrooms. My school system … Continue reading

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