Great place to start getting curious about difficult student behavior.
Anger – Article
“Anger is the deepest form of compassion,” poet and philosopher David Whyte wrote in reclaiming the unseen dimensions of everyday words. “The internal living flame of anger always illuminates what we belong to, what we wish to protect and what we are willing to hazard ourselves for.” Anyone who has ever flared with anger at a loved one has brushed with this strange dissonance and knows it to be true on a most primal level. And yet we continue to judge — and especially to self-judge — only one side of anger, its destructive face, neglecting its paradoxical but profound constructive function as a mobilizing agent for our values. Source
Visuals for the classroom(K-1) Solution KIT
Scaling is a good strategy to help with perspective taking.
We are almost back at another school year. Time to suit up and get the show on the road. Of course coming back to the classroom carries the gamut of feelings and expression of those emotions. So with that in mind here is a short list of readings and ideas, I have come across over the summer with my own return.
Here are some examples:
Principles and examples of home school communication from PENT: here
To more involved:
Ongoing communication between home and school is an important component to behavior plans. DBRCs can be a very easy, efficient and helpful way of motivating students as well as informally monitoring behavioral improvement with intervention. Teacher behavior report cards can be designed to accomplish the following:
Top Five Reasons to Engage Parents
1. Decades of research show when parents are involved students have:
- – Higher grades, test scores, and graduation rates
- – Better school attendance – Increased motivation, better self-esteem
- – Lower rates of suspension
- – Decreased use of drugs and alcohol
- – Fewer instances of violent behavior
National Parent Teacher Association
2. Family participation in education is twice as predictive of students’ academic success as family socioeconomic status. Some of the more intensive programs had effects that were 10 times greater than other factors. Walberg (1984) in his review of 29 studies of school–parent programs.
3. School Benefits:
- – Improves teacher morale
- – Higher ratings of teachers by parents
- – More support from families
- – Higher student achievement
- – Better reputations in the community
A New Generation of Evidence: The Family is Critical to Student Achievement, edited by Anne T. Henderson and Nancy Berla, Center for Law and Education, Washington, D.C., 1994 (third printing, 1996)
4. Parent involvement leads to feelings of ownership, resulting in increased support of schools. Davies, Don. (1988). Low Income Parents and the Schools: A Research Report and a Plan for Action. Equity and Choice 4,3 (Spring): 51-57. EJ 374 512.
5. Parents express a genuine and deep-seated desire to help their children succeed academically, regardless of differences in socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, and cultural background. Mapp (1999)
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Addressing Social and Learning Needs Through Utilizing Web-Based
Resources, Presented by Corey Tamblyn
The Importance of Movement- Adaptive Movement from the
Adaptive Yoga Project, Presented by Annica Rose
The CAC is composed of parents of individuals with disabilities enrolled in public or
private schools, parents of nondisabled students, students and adults with
disabilities, general education teachers, special education teachers and other school
personnel, representatives of other public and private agencies, and persons
concerned with the needs of individuals with disabilities.
A few months ago I wrote a post called, “Check your Stress!” While it had some good tools to identify whether or not you were stressed, getting to the mindset of self care is something I have observed many parents and teachers avoid even if they realize it is affecting their work and happiness. Here are a few resources out there.
Denise is a three-time recipient of the Stanford University Graduate School of Education Outstanding Teacher and Mentor Award. She has been featured on CNN, World News Tonight, the Today Show, NPR, among other television and radio programs. Source
She had a great message and I could not stop thinking about how applicable it was to our kids. She of course has written books (which I plan to read) and is published professionally, but what I found remarkable was the amount of resources on her website.
Here are a few:
Dr. Wendy Mogel is another champion of today’s children.
Movie on the topic