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School-community partnerships

School-community partnerships refer to partnerships between schools and other community resources by integrating academics and community involvement to foster the learning and well-being of youth and their families.

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Social-Emotional Learning Program Study: Tools for Getting AlongSocial-Emotional Learning Program Study: Tools for Getting Along

After a turbulent 2020-2021 school year, it is more important than ever that educators have feasible and effective options to support students’ foundational social-emotional skills. Prior studies have found that students who participate in social-emotional learning (SEL) programs improve their behavioral and academic functioning and reduce their challenging behaviors.1 When ...
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How a Researcher Learns from PracticeHow a Researcher Learns from Practice

We know that research informs practice in education, but how does practice inform research? Dr. Michelle Woodbridge, one of our lead researchers, recently attended a webinar on supporting students impacted by racial stress and trauma. In our latest blog post, she shares her response to that learning experience (spoiler alert ...
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Check out our new Research page!Check out our new Research page!

Wondering what kinds of projects we’ve been funded to examine over the years? Check out our Research page!
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Webinar: Supporting Students Impacted by Racial Stress and TraumaWebinar: Supporting Students Impacted by Racial Stress and Trauma

Join our friends at the National Center for School Mental Health (NCSMH) on Wednesday, June 2nd for a free webinar on supporting students impacted by racial stress and trauma. Don’t miss this timely and important information! https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hOboJ3L4Q2qm5X5NUYBl_A
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How Early Childhood Education Providers Can Use COVID-19 Relief Funds to Establish Lasting Mental Health Supports for Staff and ChildrenHow Early Childhood Education Providers Can Use COVID-19 Relief Funds to Establish Lasting Mental Health Supports for Staff and Children

Did you know? The recent influx of federal COVID-19 relief funds provides an opportunity to fund early childhood educational mental health supports and services! State agency leaders and early childhood educators can use infant and early childhood mental health consultation (IECMHC) to meet children’s social and emotional needs during and beyond ...
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New resources for educators on dealing with racism and traumaNew resources for educators on dealing with racism and trauma

We’ve recently added several timely resources for classroom teachers on having difficult conversations with students around racism and police violence. Check out our Resources page: https://studentbehaviorblog.org/resources/ 
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16 resources on talking to students about police killings and racism16 resources on talking to students about police killings and racism

To help educators think about how to discuss these cases and other race-related violence and how to support Black students and other students of color who may be distraught by what they read and see in the media, Education Week has compiled some resources from its archives and elsewhere. They ...
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Toolkit for talking about racism and police violence with studentsToolkit for talking about racism and police violence with students

What strategies can educators use to facilitate safe and meaningful discussions on race, racial (in)justice and racism? This toolkit from Learning for Justice (formerly Teaching Tolerance) offers specific strategies, as well as tips for managing student responses, in order to create a safe environment for difficult conversations. https://www.learningforjustice.org/magazine/spring-2015/toolkit-for-talking-about-racism-and-police-violence-with-students
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Discussing the Derek Chauvin trial in class: How teachers are doing it and whyDiscussing the Derek Chauvin trial in class: How teachers are doing it and why

This recent article from EdWeek describes efforts by teachers of color to address police violence against citizens of color, as well as the pushback received. The teachers interviewed shared their own experiences, concerns for students of color, and desire to help white students participate in systemic change. https://www.edweek.org/leadership/discussing-the-derek-chauvin-trial-in-class-how-teachers-are-doing-it-and-why/2021/04?
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What white colleagues need to understandWhat white colleagues need to understand

This article from Learning for Justice (formerly Teaching Tolerance) addresses the burden placed on teachers of color to support students and lead anti-racist efforts. It also offers suggestions for white educators, stories of white educators who are doing the work, and helpful tips (that white teachers and allies may want ...
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