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Educational LeadershipOctober 2015 / Volume 73, Number 2Emotionally Healthy Kids
The Seven Habits of Highly Affective TeachersRick Wormeli How to respond constructively to emotional needs and equip students to do the same.
Secrets of the Teenage Brain: A Conversation with Frances E. Jensen Deborah Perkins-GoughA neuroscientist describes brain development during the crucial teen years.
Emotions Matter Marc A. Brackett and Dena SimmonsPaying attention to emotions can improve our health, our relationships, and the way we teach and learn.
How Self Control Drives Student AchievementLaurence Steinberg Change the high school experience, this author argues, and we will narrow the “self-control gap” that impedes student success.
Five Practices That Provoke MisbehaviorEric Toshalis Vague rules, open seating policies, and hearing adults reciting “scripts” —all inadvertently cause student resistance, stress, and acting out.
How Not To Be a Mountain TrollJeffrey Benson Emotionally vulnerable kids may feel guarded around all adults. Here’s how to gain their trust.
Rx for Mental HealthJohn E. Desrochers A school that instituted a social and emotional learning program had academic gains as well.
Special Topic: ADHD: From Stereotype to Science Thomas E. BrownAn update on an impairment that affects how students get motivated and organized.
The Five Literacies of Mindful LearningDaniel Rechtschaffen and Taylor RechtschaffenWays to teach students to manage emotions and tap into energy and concentration.
Self-Injury: What Educators Need to KnowSylvia J. Krinsky and Nancy RappaportHow to help students who cut themselves.
The Skill-Building Lens: Helping Students with Behavior ChallengesJessica Minahan and Diana BakerStrategies for teaching persistence, flexible thinking, self-regulation, social interaction, and more.
Being Human in the ClassroomCarol Ann Tomlinson The calling of a teacher is to encourage students to develop good minds and good hearts.
COLUMNS / DEPARTMENTS
Perspectives / Meltdowns and BreakthroughsMarge Scherer
Research Says / Promising, But Incomplete, Results for MindfulnessBryan Goodwin An exploration of the potential of mindfulness programs.
Show & Tell: A Video Column/Hope-Building SchoolsDoug Fisher and Nancy FreyPractices and procedures that build engagement and optimism. Watch the video.
The Techy Teacher / Creating a Safe Digital SpaceCatlin TuckerHere’s how kids can crowdsource their own do’s and don’ts for text messaging.
Principal Connection / What’s an Instructional Leader?Thomas R. HoerrIf being a lead learner doesn’t mean principals know the most, what does it mean?
One to Grow On / Intersections: Emotional Health and LearningCarol Ann TomlinsonLearning only happens when a learner is in a “learning condition.”
Tell Me About/ How You Help Your Students Support One Another
ASCD Community in Action
Index to Advertisers
EL Takeaways / Seven Reminders About Emotional Health
What Research Says About SextingElizabeth Englander When is sexting harassment? and other questions to discuss with kids.
Social-Emotional Learning and Academics: Better TogetherMike AndersonWhy social and emotional learning is integral to all instruction and not something to fit in around the edges.
Is This Student Safe at School?Nancy Rappaport and Justine WittenauerHow to assess behavior that seems threatening as well as how to support troubled kids.
EL Study GuideTeresa Preston
Inservice Guest BloggerJeffrey Benson
EL InterviewAllison Zmuda discusses how to demonstrate faith in students’ ability to learn.
Educational LeadershipSeptember 2016 / Volume 74, Number 1Relationships First
What to Do in Week One? Rick Wormeli The first days of school set the learning dynamic for the year ahead.
Correcting Our Connecting Eric Toshalis Are you demanding trust too soon? How do you respond to anger? Questions to ask to make your student outreach more effective.
Unlocking Boys’ Potential Michael C. ReichertHow to help boys want to learn from you.
The Trauma-Sensitive Teacher Susan E. Craig Insights on how trauma influences the brain—and how to reach children suffering from its aftermath.
More Than a Safe Space Michael Sadowski What LGBTQ students seek is what every student deserves: safety and belonging.
Helping Black and Latino Males SucceedRobert Jackson Lessons about pride, insecurity, and the need to be respected.
Building Bridges with Students Who Have ADHDLisa Medoff Tips on how to reach kids whose behavior might puzzle you.
Let Care Shine Through Elizabeth Bondy and Elyse HambacherCaring for students is a moral imperative, a way to take steps toward social justice.
The Principal Factor Tim WesterbergFrom being visible to modeling respect, these six principles for principals are central.
Choosing to Be Positive Stephanie M. Jones, Rebecca Bailey, Gretchen Brion-Meisels, and Ann ParteeHow to handle those moments when you must decide: How should I address this behavior?
Classrooms that Put People First John HaywardIdeas to abide by as you continue to get to know your students.
What My Refugee Students Taught Me Sidney Brown Justice was the theme that year; building bridges, the challenge.
Perspectives/How Does Trust Happen?Marge Scherer
Research Matters/“High Touch” Is Crucial for “High Tech” Students Bryan GoodwinThe cyber generation needs more than online-only connections.
Show & Tell: A Video Column/2 x 10 Conversations Doug Fisher and Nancy FreyIn two minutes a day, you can begin a problem-solving process for improving behavior.
The Techy Teacher/Don’t Waste the First WeekCatlin TuckerSome low- and medium-tech ways to break the ice.
Principal Connection/New School Year Resolutions Thomas R. HoerrIf you want to achieve your new initiatives, share your new ideas.
One to Grow On/Fox Taming and TeachingCarol Ann TomlinsonWhat the fox taught the child and vice versa.
EL Takeaways/The 4th R: Relationships
Tokens of ConnectionTheresa Crowley Tools to use one-on-one with students, especially those who may lack trust.
Take a Tip from the CubsJames Fornaciari Help your kids develop a mission, work as a team, and recapture the joy of learning.
Cs for Effective TeachingChristopher EmdinHow building positive relationships and creating an academically challenging classroom go hand in hand.
One Chapter at a TimeCherish R. Skinker Her passion for To Kill a Mockingbird left a lasting impression on her students.
Tell Me About. . .How you connected with a hard-to-reach student.
EL Study GuideKim Greene
EL Interview Baruti Kafele talks about the benefits of the Young Men’s Empowerment Program and how teachers can build relationships with students whose backgrounds differ from their own.
Inservice Guest BloggersMichael Sadowski and Lisa Medoff