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Giving Students a Voice in School Improvement

17 May 2018

Guest post by Kasey Teske In secondary schools, the greatest untapped resource is our students. Most of our students care deeply about school and have numerous ideas about how to improve their campus community. But how often do we, as principals, involve students in our school improvement efforts? Do the students in our school even […]

Get Real With Visible Learning

16 May 2018

Guest post by Jamie Richardson¬† Creating authentic learning for students is challenging. No longer do students simply complete a project, get a grade, and move on to the next assignment. Their learning is long-term and connected to the next experience. Our work at LaCreole Middle School in Dallas, OR, revolves around project-based, problem-based learning. We […]

iCARE, Part Three: Helping Troubled Students Care

15 May 2018

Guest post by Thomas Kachadurian Two weeks ago, I introduced you to iCARE, and last week, I shared how this initiative has helped to unite our school community. In this final post, I will explore how iCARE has changed the way we work with our most difficult students. In 2014, I inherited a unique sophomore […]

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Bullying, Mental Health, and Student Safety: Understanding Links, Legal Requirements, and Best Practices

May 23, 2018 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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