High school refers to education across grades 9 through 12.
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How empowered do multilingual students with disabilities feel to make their own choices?
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.Continue reading →
Reflecting on a year of distance learning as teachers plan for school reopening
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 ...Continue reading →
A Study of “Discipline in the Secondary Classroom:” A Positive Approach to Behavior Management
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: 2018-2023Continue reading →
Efficacy Study of Check & Connect
Efficacy study of Check & Connect, a dropout prevention program, in 5 high schools of one suburban school district. Lead Investigators: W. Carl Sumi, Mary Wagner Funder: U.S. Department of Education Dates: 2012-2017Continue reading →
How to boost wellness for high school students during distance learning
Spring 2020 school closures left teachers and district officials scrambling to restructure their classrooms with as few disruptions as possible. High school teachers faced the difficult task of trying to preserve their students’ motivation to finish strong and stay on track to graduate, despite the looming anxiety and uncertainty that ...Continue reading →
Educator reflections on distance learning during COVID-19
We spoke with two teachers at the beginning of school closures and again at the end of the school year to learn about their adjustment to distance learning.Continue reading →
What can parents do to prevent and address school bullying?
Dr. Carl Sumi is an expert in student behavioral research and interventions. This is Dr. Sumi’s advice for parents who suspect their child may be experiencing bullying in school. This video was produced by the 3C Institute. Helpful resources on cognitive behavior interventions can be found on the Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for ...Continue reading →
5 “T” strategies for promoting student mental health
Three and a half minute animated video describing ways that teachers can incorporate mental health practices into everyday classroom activities. Adapted from our How can we incorporate mental health education into schools? Consider the 5 Ts blog.Continue reading →
How to incorporate social-emotional learning into instruction
Three-minute animated video with tips for classroom teachers. Content adapted from our blog post, How can we incorporate mental health education into schools? Consider the 5 T’s.Continue reading →
Strategies for bringing an equity lens to SEL
Social-emotional learning (SEL) programs are more likely to be successful with all students when they are grounded in strategies that promote equity. Equity means ‘leveling the playing field’ and creating a culture where all students feel fully included, respected, represented, and valued. Here are a few strategies that start in ...Continue reading →