Jessica Sinarski is a certified adoption therapist, clinical supervisor, author and educator who brings important insights to the realm of attachment issues and early trauma
The Adverse Childhood Experiences study has shown that the impact of family trauma can be a heavy burden on the physical, mental and social health
“If HipHop can grab them like that, and if science is a piece of who they are, and if there’s so much science in HipHop,
Reward/punishment approaches often fuel the fire, especially for the most explosive personalities and challenging behaviors. Dr. Stuart Ablon believes students need certain critical thinking skills
Resiliency and empathy are the positive, natural by-products girls learn to manage when they are shown how to listen, observe, validate and empower each other
A school’s mood is a variable over which educational leaders have considerable influence. One of our most celebrated Summit speakers, Principal Baruti Kafele stresses that
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?
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
Getting rigor right in the classroom is likely to cause students to struggle — but in a productive manner that promotes confidence in the learning experience.
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
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.
Confined spaces and a 6 ‘5″ frame don’t make for a comfortable flight. Celebrated author and Pirate Presenter Dave Burgess can relate to the frequent
Students who have suffered trauma are far more likely to experience academic failure. To combat this tendency – with female students in particular – Tracie
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
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
Watch Brian Mendler challenge the conventional wisdom of “one-size-fits-all” student behavior charting.
Brian is a certified elementary and special education teacher, who draws on his own experience as a very disruptive student with severe undiagnosed ADHD and
Every school leader wants a supportive culture where students take responsibility for their actions — a positive culture that will enhance academic progress and create
By incorporating their culture into classroom instruction, teachers value the unique realities of minority students — an approach that sets both students and educators up
“Responsible adults naturally have a tendency to prescribe experiences for children. The result is that many children are allowed to have only experiences deemed to
How student strengths, interests and related emotions can be the launchpad for engaging instruction.
Author and creator of the Ignite Your S.H.I.N.E Initiative, LaVonna Roth will present a session at the Innovative Teaching Strategies Conference in Atlanta and Las