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Creating Safe & Supportive Schools II: Next Steps

Wednesday, Nov 04, 2015 | 12:00pm

The focus of this Good Schools seminar was to share effective policies and strategies to enhance school climate, mitigate behavior problems, and support improved performance, with special attention to supporting labor-management teams as they work to comply with new rules and guidelines on behavior management. The discussion bridged a wide range of topics, including: schools as caring communities; providing the social, emotional and medical supports that students need; the challenge of implicit bias; and alternative behavior and classroom management strategies

 

Creating Safe & Supportive Schools II: Next Steps

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4

 Developing Positive Alternatives to Suspending and Expelling Misbehaving Students in Early Childhood Education

Lise Fox, Professor and Co-Director, Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, Department of Child and Family Studies, College of Behavioral and Community Sciences

Tala Manassah, Deputy Executive Director, Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility

Ralph Smith, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, Annie E. Casey Foundation

Ken Zarifis, President, Education Austin

This sesion was part of ASI/AST monthly conversation series . Go here for materials and the session video.

 

Good Schools Welcome and Overview

Burnie Bond, Director of Programs, Albert Shanker Institute

Schools as Caring Communities

Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers & Albert Shanker Institut

Discussion

 Providing the Social, Emotional, and Medical Supports that Students Need: A Delivery Continuum   I

George Sugai, Director, Center for Behavioral Education & Research (CBER); Professor and Carole J. Neag Endowed Chair of Special Education, University of Connecticut

Tala Manassah, Deputy Executive Director, Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility

Providing the Social, Emotional, and Medical Supports that Students Need: A Delivery Continuum  II

Mike Lamb, Executive Director, Turnaround for Children

Martin J. Blank, Director, Coalition for Community Schools

Discussion

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5

Teacher Education: Alternative Behavior Management Models

Classroom Management; Social-Emotional Learning; Restorative Practices; Combatting Implicit Bias; Cultural Competency; Working with The Traumatized Child; Managing the  Inclusive Classroom

Bersheril Bailey, Senior Technical Assistance Consultant, American Institutes for Reasearch

Discussion

 Idea Sharing

Cleveland:  Jillian Aherns, Vice President, Cleveland Teachers Union; and Denine Goolsby, Executive Director, Humanware, Social Emotional Learning

Meriden: Mark D. Benigni, Superintendent, Meridan Public Schools and Erin Benham, President, Meriden Federation of Teachers

Austin: Edmund Oropez, Chief Officer for Teaching & Learning, Austin Ind School District and Ken Zarifis, President, Education Austin

Mary Cathryn Ricker, Executive Vice President, American Federation of Teachers; former President, St. Paul Federation of Teachers

Discussion

Developing a Strategic Plan

Lorretta Johnson, Secretary-Treasurer, American Federation of Teachers

Leo Casey, Executive Director, Albert Shanker Institute

Work Session for Labor-Management Partners

 Putting It All Together