Supporting students across grade/developmental levels

BEST in CLASS: What Coaches and Teachers Say About It. Part 2: Teacher Perspectives

Authors : Daniel Cohen , Michelle Woodbridge

Practice-based coaching (PBC) promotes a strong collaborative partnership between teachers and coaches to facilitate the use of effective instructional practices. The PBC process includes skills instruction on BEST in CLASS practices, shared goals and action planning, implementation support, classroom observation, and reflection and feedback.

BEST in CLASS: What Coaches and Teachers Say About It. Part 1: Coach Perspectives

Authors : Daniel Cohen , Michelle Woodbridge , Christen Park

BEST in CLASS (Behavioral, Emotional, and Social Training: Competent Learners Achieving School Success) is a tier 2 (targeted) evidence-based intervention for young children with persistent and intensive challenging behaviors.

Which Kindergarteners are at Risk of Being Bullied and/or Becoming Bullies, and What Can Educators and Parents Do About It?

Authors : Adrienne Woods

Bullying occurs when children experience unwanted and aggressive behavior from more powerful peers repeatedly over time.

Supporting Youth in a Social Media Boom

Authors : Maddie Cincebeaux

The popularity of social media is widespread and continues to rise, especially among youth. According to a recent general advisory report released by the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General, up to 95% of youth aged 13-17 regularly use at least one social media platform.

Social Media and Youth Mental Health: The U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory

Authors : Editorial Team

The Office of the U.S. Surgeon General released a general advisory report in May 2023 on public health concerns related to youth’s use of social media. This report on Social Media and Youth Mental Health includes research on the positive and negative impacts of social media use on youth health and well-being. Read about what policymakers, technology companies, parents and caregivers, youth, and researchers can do to create safer and healthier online environments for children.

How empowered do multilingual students with disabilities feel to make their own choices?

Authors : Elisa Garcia

In a recent descriptive study of high school students who are multilingual learners (MLs) with disabilities, SRI researchers found that these students attribute fewer self-determination behaviors to themselves than MLs without disabilities or students who are not MLs.

Practice-Based Coaching on the Pyramid Model: “It builds you up and finds your strengths”

Authors : Maddie Cincebeaux , Erika Gaylor

SRI Education researchers are conducting an evaluation of the Pyramid Model, a three-tiered framework that supports early childhood education (ECE) teachers in preschool classrooms. The main goals of the Pyramid Model are to support ECE teachers as key figures in promoting the social-emotional skills and competence of children with and without disabilities so that all children can learn, develop, and grow in a positive and safe environment.

Reflecting on a year of distance learning as teachers plan for school reopening

Authors : Maddie Cincebeaux , Kirby Chow

After over a full year of school closures, several teachers and school administrators are busy preparing for the long-awaited return to in-person classes this fall. But while worries of student learning-loss, momentum, and social-emotional well-being remain at the forefront of parent and school administrators’ concerns, the significant impact that this past year had on teachers cannot be overlooked.

A Study of “Discipline in the Secondary Classroom:” A Positive Approach to Behavior Management

Authors : Carl Sumi , Michelle Woodbridge

Efficacy study of Discipline in the Secondary Classroom, a positive and proactive approach to classroom management developed by Safe & Civil Schools conducted in 50 high schools in 2 states. Lead Investigators: W. Carl Sumi, Michelle Woodbridge Funder: U.S. Department of Education Dates: 2018-2023

Effectiveness Study of Tools for Getting Along, Teaching Students to Problem Solve

Authors : Editorial Team

Large-scale study of a social problem-solving curriculum in grade 4-5 classrooms of 60 elementary schools. » Read more about this project on SRI.com Lead Investigators: W. Carl Sumi, Michelle Woodbridge Funder: U.S. Department of Education Dates: 2016-2021