News: School Climate
Did a Misguided U.S. Department of Education E-mail “Confirm” Its Improper Favoritism of the PBIS Behavioral Framework?
Using the School Climate Transformation Grant to Misrepresent, Re-Brand, and Strong-Arm Educators toward Only "Department-Approved" PBIS ConsultantsDear Colleagues,Introduction I actu...Read Full Article
Mindfulness & Meditation Will NOT Change Students’ Emotional Volatility or Immediate Reactions to Trauma
The Neurological Science Does Not Add Up—Another Fad & More Wasted Time in Pursuit of a Silver Bullet (Part II)Dear Colleagues,Introduction Our last Blog message (January 11, 2020) was the first in...Read Full Article
The Year in Review (Part II): Schools’ Pursuit of Effective School Discipline, Classroom Management, and Student Self-Management Strategies
Prevention, Disproportionality, Trauma, and Seclusions & RestraintsDear Colleagues,Introduction With the whole New Years thing going on, and our transition into a new decade, I was in the mood to st...Read Full Article
Maybe It’s the (Lack of) Money that Explains the Relationship Between Black-White Achievement Gaps and Disproportionate Disciplinary Suspensions?
Analyzing the Results of a New National Study: Why Some “Two-Dimensional Problems” Need “Three-Dimensional Thinking”Dear Colleagues,Introduction Every day, I get e-mail briefings discussing or analy...Read Full Article
The Traps and Troubles with “Trauma Sensitive” Schools: Most Approaches Are Not Scientifically-Based, Field-Tested, Validated, or Multi-Tiered
A National Education Talk Radio Interview (Free Link Included) Puts it All into PerspectiveDear Colleagues,Introduction Given the wide range of family, community, school, peer, virtual, an...Read Full Article