Repairing Harm: A Better Alternative to Punishment
Exclusionary punishments don’t really change behavior. Having students work to repair the harm done by their actions can be much more effective.
A Few Ideas for Dealing with Late Work
The problem of late work never seems to go away. Teachers use these eight smart solutions to manage it with their students.
Time to Take a Look at Your Dress Code
Many dress codes unfairly target students in certain populations, doing more harm than good. This guide will help you review and revise your current policy.
Noticing the Good Stuff: A Suggested Practice
We’re aware of the benefits of positive reinforcement for students, but when it comes to our own practice, how actively do we acknowledge our wins as teachers?
12 Ways to Upgrade Your Classroom Design
Money and space are not prerequisites for learning-friendly design. Try any one of these ideas to make your classroom a better place for students to learn.
Restorative Justice in School: An Overview
Instead of looking for ways to make punishments stricter, restorative justice seeks to build relationships and repair harm. Learn more about how this holistic approach works.
The Magic of Validation
It can feel unnatural at first, but once you’ve given validation a try, some of your most difficult conversations are going to get a whole lot better.
Making School a Safe Place for LGBTQ Students
Discrimination and harassment are still a daily reality for many LGBTQ students. Here are some things teachers can do to change that.