Student behavior

5 ways districts can better handle social media threats

School leaders should work with law enforcement to develop a response plan that starts discreetly, at a lower intensity, and scales up rapidly if a threat becomes credible.

‘Talking Out of School’ podcast: Can we conquer chronic absenteeism?

"The churn that's happening in classrooms is now affecting everyone. It's affecting the ability of teachers to teach, teachers to set classroom norms, and kids to learn," Attendance Works Executive Director Hedy Chang says on this week's podcast.

Chaplains in public schools? What’s behind a new push

Lawmakers proposing the bills are pointing to counselor shortages but are not completely playing down the religious aspects of putting chaplains in schools.

How teachers can be even better allies during mental health crisis

Student leaders were asked: “What is one thing you want your teachers to know about your personal experience in school, online and with peers?” 

Want a new way to retain teachers? Try behavior data

Behavioral intervention is strengthened by data, and data is hard to come by when documentation is time-consuming and manual.

Data and bullying: How to break down the problem

Avoidance of the situation is the most common response to bullying, which often amplifies the negative repercussions of the behavior.

Want students to be more engaged? Don’t ban cellphones!

Banning cellphones to increase student engagement is about effective as making a nuclear power plant safer by upgrading the shed where workers park their bicycles, an edtech thought leader warns.

Teachers need time, technology and strategies to personalize a student’s journey

Focusing on the student-teacher relationship doesn’t mean telling teachers to connect and engage students, and then walking away. Nor is it about finding the best technology to take over as much teaching as possible.

How to help families overcome social media health problems

The medical community doesn’t have a full grasp on just how social media affects the health of students but a new report offers some solutions without calling for an outright ban.

More students are now being arrested when violent threats disrupt schools

Violent threats are made against schools and students almost every day, often causing lockdowns or closures and increasingly leading to criminal charges.

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