Reward/Punishment vs Collaborative Problem Solving: Dr. Stuart Ablon

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 based on empathy. His Collaborative…

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“TAPping Out” to Build Empathy and Resilience in Girls: Tracie Berry-McGhee

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 according to Girl Bullying Conference…

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Controlling the Controllable Variables to Raise Achievement: Baruti Kafele

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 any toxicity in the climate…

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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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“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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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 reading difficulties. Brian is the…

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