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Addressing Negative Student Behavior

For many schools around the country, an unintended outcome of the COVID-19 school closures has been increased student behavior and interpersonal issues. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), 87% of public schools reported that the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted student social-emotional and behavioral development. Respondents specifically noted increased incidents of classroom…


Know Their Sparks

It’s late August, and for most educators in America, the school year has started or is just about to start. We want to take this moment to highlight one of our favorite back-to-school belonging practices: Know Their Sparks!  When Thriving YOUniversity’s Chief Empowerment Officer Joelle was a principal, she would often challenge her staff to…


Creating Purposeful Pauses

A car cuts you off in traffic. You’re midway through using a new-to-you lesson when a student rolls their eyes and whispers something to a classmate beside them. A usually engaged and upbeat colleague sits silent and stone-faced in a staff meeting as you present a new idea. In these moments, it can be hard to…


End-of-Year Reflection

The school year is over (or nearly over), and summer is just starting. As you look forward to some well-earned R&R, we encourage you to take some time to do a little self-reflection. If you have ever attended one of our professional development sessions, you know that we are proponents of the idea that to…


Summer Reading List

Summer is just around the corner, which hopefully means a little more time to relax and do some reading!  We’ve put together a list of recommended books to help you find some great books to read this summer! Our list includes books for personal and professional development, as well as some fun poolside/beach reads! Professional…


 

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