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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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Strategies for engaging students in in-person, virtual, and hybrid instructionStrategies for engaging students in in-person, virtual, and hybrid instruction

As schools begin a post-pandemic transition, educators should consider how to strengthen the social, emotional, and behavioral supports for students. Three foundational components are important to keep at the forefront of efforts to support students, regardless of the learning environment…
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Celebrating how school social workers can help students Bounce Back even in virtual settingsCelebrating how school social workers can help students Bounce Back even in virtual settings

We celebrated National School Social Worker week from March 7 – March 13, 2021 as part of Social Work Month. This school year provided unique challenges for school social workers (SSWs) as well as opportunities for innovation.
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Special educator reflections on distance learning during COVID-19Special educator reflections on distance learning during COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, educators have been tasked with finding new ways to continue teaching their students virtually with little time to prepare. In particular, since the start of the school closures, federal requirements for (IEP) compliance have changed
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Overcoming the early childhood suspension & expulsion problemOvercoming the early childhood suspension & expulsion problem

If preschool is designed to set a foundation of learning for children, expose them to structure, and build social, emotional and behaviors skills, then what is happening to produce these alarming rates?
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Missing our COVID-19 Resources?Missing our COVID-19 Resources?

We’ve retired our COVID-19 Resources section, but many of those resources can be found in our general Resources section. You can also find those resources here: https://studentbehaviorblog.org/tag/covid-19/.
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Preschool during the pandemicPreschool during the pandemic

This video series from the Early Childhood Technical Assistant Center (ECTA Center) shares the experiences of practitioners and families from across the country, illustrating how the fields of early education and early childhood special education are successfully supporting preschoolers and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. https://ectacenter.org/topics/disaster/preschoolpandemic.asp
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Strategies for communicating effectively with students across learning environmentsStrategies for communicating effectively with students across learning environments

This school year has presented many uncertainties for teachers as they continue to navigate virtual, hybrid, and in-person learning environments. Using clear and positive communication can build trusting and supportive teacher-student relationships, especially with students who experience behavioral challenges. But what exactly does effective educator-student communication look like, particularly in ...
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How to boost wellness for high school students during distance learningHow 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 ...
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Facing the DivideFacing the Divide

The American Psychological Association’s Facing the Divide video series brings psychological science to the conversation regarding the connections among race, racism and health. As experts on human behavior, psychologists have a unique perspective that can inform critical analysis of race relations. The site offers a variety of videos, discussion guides, ...
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A lifeline of support: Arkansas’s innovative program to help early childhood educators support young childrenA lifeline of support: Arkansas’s innovative program to help early childhood educators support young children

Teaching preschool is simultaneously joyous and challenging. Students differ widely in their temperaments and their experience sharing space and resources with peers. Although many children adapt quickly to a group care environment, for others it can be challenging. Some early educators can access related professional development or external specialists that ...
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