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Educational LeadershipDecember 2017/January 2018Volume 75 | No. 4Mental Health in Schools
Who in Your Class Needs Help?Sandy MerzTo support students, today’s teachers need better training in mental health issues.
The Opioid Epidemic: 7 Things Educators Need to Know Justine W. Welsh, Nancy Rappaport, and Valeria TretyakHere’s how educators can help prevent and respond to substance use in their schools.
Hurting From the Inside Out: Understanding Self-InjuryJanis Whitlock and Penelope HaskingWhen educators understand more, they can help more.
Responding with Care to Students Facing TraumaKristin SouersEducators must recognize the ongoing life stresses facing many students.
When Teacher Self-Care Is Not EnoughJeffrey BensonSchools need better structures to support teachers working with students with mental illnesses.
Helping Anxious Students Move ForwardJessica MinahanStrategic accommodations can help students with anxiety develop persistence and independence.
Combatting Race-related Stress in the ClassroomPriya Sehgal, Julia Jeffries, and Nancy RappaportTo support students of color, educators must understand the impact of discrimination and racism on mental health.
The Bonds of Social-Emotional LearningNadja N. ReillyTo address conditions like depression, schools must foster emotional safety for students and teachers alike.
Supporting Families to Support StudentsJohn Kelly, Eric Rossen, and Katherine C. CowanCollaboration with parents can be built into schools’ mental health intervention systems.
Handling Kids in Crisis with CareCari BushinskiHow schools, law enforcement, and mental health providers can collaborate to support kids facing trauma.
Getting Real about Suicide Prevention in SchoolsTheodora SchiroEducators can recognize warning signs, fight the stigma, and save lives.
Getting the Buffalo Off Their ChestsConnie Titone, erin feldman, and Marie DeRosatoA teacher-research project tracks the benefits of mindfulness in the classroom.
Perspectives/On the Front Lines of Mental HealthNaomi Thiers
Research Matters/A “Special” Answer for Traumatized StudentsBryan GoodwinSchools may have a built-in way to help students suffering from trauma.
Show & Tell: A Video Column/Teachers as Early Warning Detectors Douglas Fisher and Nancy FreyTeen suicides are rising. Educators have a role in halting the trend.
The Techy Teacher/Alleviating Assignment AnxietyCatlin TuckerUse technology solutions to help stressed-out students.
Principal Connection/What Would a Visitor to Your School See?Thomas R. HoerrThe little things may be the most important.
Confronting Inequity/Unconscious Bias HurtsH. Richard Milner IVRacial slights can take a mental toll on students of color.
One to Grow On/The Iceberg Theory of TeachingCarol Ann TomlinsonEducators must look below the surface to understand students’ lives.
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Tell Me About . . ./A Change You Made That’s Helped Support Students’ Mental Health
ASCD Community in Action
Insights on Student Mental Health
Building a Community Model for Student Behavioral Health Melissa M. Pearrow and Andria Amador A joint effort between Boston Public Schools and community agencies provides wrap-around support.
Helping Students GrieveDonna Marie San AntonioWith the right training and support, educators can help students heal.
Video: Safe Classrooms for Anxious StudentsBehavior analyst Jessica Minahan explains simple shifts in practice that help teachers better support students with anxiety.
Inservice Guest BloggerTeacher Sandy Merz on a student’s struggle with depression.http://inservice.ascd.org
EL Study Guide: Helping Students ThriveExplore essential questions from this issue. www.ascd.org/el1217studyguide
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.
COLUMNS / DEPARTMENTS
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
As we learn more about what drives and supports students, social-emotional learning has become a growing area of interest in schools. But what does SEL look like in practice? The October 2018 Educational Leadership examines how educators and schools are integrating SEL into the curriculum, and how schools are measuring its impact.