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  • Ensuring Students Feel Safe at School

    Ensuring Students Feel Safe at School

    A report on safeness before and after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Parkland shooting.

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  • The School Violence Triangle: A Feasible Solution to this National Crisis

    The School Violence Triangle: A Feasible Solution to this National Crisis

    Like fires, school violence needs three elements to erupt. Eliminating any of those elements will prevent school violence.

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  • The technological Trojan horse

    The technological Trojan horse

    Technology has dramatically transformed the classroom, and students along with it. But that change might actually be detrimental to the education of our students.

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  • Teacher-focused collaborative professional development

    Teacher-focused collaborative professional development

    Job-embedded, collaborative approaches to professional development include tech-infused approaches and team work that supports teacher leadership.

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  • Hesperia USD does it differently with personalized supports for English learners

    Hesperia USD does it differently with personalized supports for English learners

    A counselor and new bilingual aides for Long Term English Learners are connecting students with the resources they need to be successful in school and achieve post-graduation goals.

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  • Six keys to unlocking an effective coaching program for new administrators

    Six keys to unlocking an effective coaching program for new administrators

    To truly create the transformational leaders needed by today’s diverse school communities, coaching must be at the heart of their preparation.

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  • Twenty years in the field: Leading for a positive school climate and culture

    Twenty years in the field: Leading for a positive school climate and culture

    A former National Distinguished Principal honoree and longtime Los Angeles USD site leader shares the core values that build relationships and teams dedicated to continuous improvement.

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  • Bullying and youth suicide: What schools need to know – and do

    Bullying and youth suicide: What schools need to know – and do

    School administrators should recognize that students involved in bullying are at risk for suicide. Schools must take any reporting of bullying very seriously.

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  • Trauma and teacher practice: Actions that heal

    Trauma and teacher practice: Actions that heal

    Clinical support can be critical to healing trauma in children who attend our schools, but educators actually have an equally significant role to play in the healing process.

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  • Managing life’s treadmill: Is ‘stressed’ the new normal?

    Managing life’s treadmill: Is ‘stressed’ the new normal?

    Managing stress can be learned the easy way or the hard way. Tomorrow is not a given, so it’s important to live life in the present; really be there, connected to what’s of value in your life.

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  • Transgender student rights in the Trump administration

    Transgender student rights in the Trump administration

    Institutions should clarify to their staff and students the continuing requirement to eliminate discrimination and comply with state and local law.

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  • Student voice and equitable civic learning

    Student voice and equitable civic learning

    Establishing school cultures that elicit student voice and participation in school leadership tend to increase student motivation, engagement and educational outcomes.

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  • Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram – oh my!

    Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram – oh my!

    There is so much good news to share in our schools. Staying positive, current and connected is an important function of messaging in a digital environment.

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  • Navigating the Changing Parent: Gen X vs. Millennial

    Navigating the Changing Parent: Gen X vs. Millennial

    Parents are indeed changing. Generation X parents are slowly being replaced with Millennial parents, and we need to be aware of the shifts in attitudes and beliefs to respond to our parents’ needs.

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  • The sacrifices you make are for love of learning

    The sacrifices you make are for love of learning

    In order to implement an ethical paradigm within the shared vision, one must first lead by example.

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  • Statewide teacher increase relies on substandard permits

    Statewide teacher increase relies on substandard permits

    The successful completion of an initial student teaching experience now serves to qualify a candidate for a teaching position.

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  • Shooting in the dark: Developing K-12 gun policy

    Shooting in the dark: Developing K-12 gun policy

    There are a number of variables that must be considered in coming to a sound policy decision on school weapons policies.

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  • School counselors: Collaborating for LCAP goals

    School counselors: Collaborating for LCAP goals

    Often underutilized, school counselors can be strong partners in meeting the academic, social-emotional and career development needs of students.

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