Guiding Children by Using Questions

Asking children questions is a way to guide them toward healthy behaviors by helping them  think about what they do—and what effect they have on others. Over the course of…

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Who are “Your People”?

Building Equity Through Barrier Removal We all have “our people.” Usually, we think of “our people” as those we turn to for help or a listening ear. As a leader,…

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Improving Your School and Family Partnership

By Megan Horstmeier School and family partnership have changed over the years. This pandemic has allowed us to see new and exciting ways that schools and families can partner to…

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Including Student Voice in PBIS Implementation

Embedding Student Voices in PBIS Implementation Entire blog post quoted from: https://www.pbisapps.org/community/Pages/Including-Student-Voice-in-Your-PBIS-Implementation.aspx  The Center on PBIS’ Cultural Responsiveness Field Guide says for there to be authentic student, family, or community engagement, schools…

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Practicing Emotional Intelligence for Young Children

How can kids learn social skills when they’re working remotely? Or when they’re wearing masks in class and staying six feet apart from one another? Ensuring that students continue to…

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Does Parent, Family and Community Engagement have to be Elusive?

It’s no secret what the research says about the correlation between parent/family engagement and student achievement. We often ask, why aren’t more parents/guardians involved. Most times we attribute things beyond…

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New Year, New Mindset

Learning Knows No Bounds Presently, my work with SST involves talking and thinking a lot about the New Decision-Making Framework that teachers must now use and provide evidence for whether…

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Go, Engage, Connect: Welcome Student Identity & Improve Equity

Check out this newsletter, Go, Engage, Connect: Welcome Student Identity & Improve Equity  for powerful information regarding culturally responsive practices in schools, in particular as it relates to PBIS.   Below…

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