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Challenging Student Behavior: “Won’t Do” vs. “Can’t Do” Students

Understanding student behavior is often a complex endeavor in education. We often encounter a wide range of behaviors in our schools and classrooms, from compliance and engagement to defiance and resistance. Two common terms used to describe students with challenging behaviors are “won’t do” and “can’t do” students. While these terms may seem similar, they…


Fostering Conflict Resolution Among School Staff

On many school campuses, conflicts among staff members can arise from differences in perspectives, communication breakdowns, or simply the stress of the job. However, administrators need to recognize that unresolved conflicts can adversely impact the school climate, affecting both staff morale and student well-being. Therefore, conflicts must be addressed promptly and effectively to restore harmony…


Building Better Humans: Nurturing Social-Emotional Learning in Early Elementary Education

When children begin their elementary school journey, they bring with them diverse experiences and backgrounds and are sometimes lacking in the key pro-social skills that are necessary for academic and personal growth.This makes focusing on social and emotional learning (SEL) in early education crucial. This month, we asked long-time educators–and Thriving YOUniversity partners–Liz Toruno, Janeen…


March Madness: Prioritizing Social-Emotional Learning for Classroom Success

As we head into March, a month historically known for its challenges in student behavior, we at Thriving YOUniversity want to extend a gentle reminder: your dedication to social-emotional learning (SEL) matters now more than ever.  Getting caught up in academic pressures and curriculum demands is normal, but nurturing our students’ emotional well-being supports their…


Present & Connected: Creating Quality Time in a Distracted World

Being present means fully engaging with and experiencing the current moment without being distracted by thoughts about the past or future.  Easier said than done in today’s fast-paced, technology-driven world, where being present often requires a conscious effort as many things vie for our attention. In fact, as I sit here, attempting to focus on…


 

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