“Don’t Take Away My Recess” – Students Who Are Wired Differently

If students with behavioral and learning challenges (Autism, ADHD, Asperger's, Bi-Polar Disorder, ODD, etc.) were self-aware and could verbalize their needs, what would they say? Perhaps something like this. Watch…

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Micro-Managing Behavior or Building Relationships? At-Risk Students Presenter Craig Boykin

Sometimes educators must reach out to at-risk students by way of the most unconventional methods in order to see breakthroughs, says presenter Craig Boykin, one of our most popular At-Risk…

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QUEEN Model of Girl Bullying Conflict Resolution: Carolyn Strong

Depending upon a school's definition and policy on bullying, it can be difficult for educators to determine what constitutes a bullying incident. Girl Bullying Conference Presenter Carolyn Strong says that conflict mediation is an invaluable…

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Why Students Turn to Self-Injury & How to Help Them Stop: Dr. Jen Hartstein

The best way to help students stop taking part in self-injurious behaviors is to teach them how to focus on something else, says psychologist Dr. Jen Hartstein.  Watch Dr. Jen…

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Watch Tracie Berry-McGhee outline how to create trauma-sensitive spaces for students.

Students who have suffered trauma are far more likely to experience academic failure. To combat this tendency – with female students in particular – Tracie Berry-McGhee suggests creating trauma-sensitive spaces…

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“Oppositioning” – How to Move Beyond Boundaries: David Rendall

Innovation in the classroom is often stymied because educators don’t want to depart from doing the “right thing.” Dr. David Rendall says moving “outside the box” requires teachers to realize…

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Neither educators nor students are exempt from what Dr. Robyn Jackson refers to as “micro-aggressions.”

Whether because of implicit bias or the lack of cultural competence, neither educators nor students are exempt from what Dr. Robyn Jackson refers to as "micro-aggressions." Every time a child…

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