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Behavior screen identifies the ‘quietly troubled’ middle and high school students

Everyone at your school keeps a watchful eye on the troubled student whose disruptive behavior leads to office referrals and suspensions. It’s the quiet ones you secretly worry about. A new study in Behavioral Disorders reports that the Student Risk Screening Scale (SRSS), a popular behavior screen in elementary schools, is valid and reliable for identifying students… Tell Me More »

What does it take to be the ‘exceptional girl’ who studies physics?

Why is it only the exceptional girl who pursues an education in physics? A new study in the American Educational Research Journal (The ‘‘Exceptional’’ Physics Girl: A Sociological Analysis of Multimethod Data From Young Women Aged 10–16 to Explore Gendered Patterns of Post-16 Participation) blames a masculine “cultural arbitrary” for the huge gender gap in… Tell Me More »

SWPBIS is good service model for the trauma-informed school

In the trauma-informed school, educators substitute the unspoken question, “what’s wrong with you?” with “what happened to you?” As more and more educators embrace the trauma-informed approach to working with students who have a history of Adverse Childhood Events (ACES), schools will need a roadmap or blueprint for moving beyond the “big ideas” to implementing… Tell Me More »

6 literary inquiry practices to bring to your ELA class

History, science and math students are trained to think like historians, mathematicians and scientists when they tackle questions and problems in class. Researcher Emily Rainey says it’s time English language arts (ELA) students learn to use the same disciplinary tools and practices as literary scholars when they work with a literary text. “Although English language… Tell Me More »

Older siblings play key role in children’s developing literacy

We know that parents who love to read have a powerful influence on their children’s attitude toward reading. But, another often-overlooked influence on children’s reading habits is older siblings who love to read. A new study in the Journal of Research in Reading finds that older siblings play a key role in the literacy lives… Tell Me More »