Students at-risk are labeled as problems as young as kindergarten and first grade. Is there more we can do to help our most vulnerable student population? Our 2016 spring webinar series dives deeper into school climate and behavior issues by exploring the school-to-prison pipeline, analyzing how bias affects discipline and disciplinary measures, and discussing what districts need to urgently do to break this cycle. Dr. Frances Stetson, Dr. Ed Dunkelblau, and Dr. Ross Greene present key solutions for change as we invite our audience to take a hard look and the numerous uncomfortable truths in our school systems.
Data confirms what all special educators experience. Our vision of inclusion has not been achieved, particularly for children of color. What can we do to reduce instances of inappropriate identification of minority students for special education services? How can we learn to use a cultural lens to examine our current attitudes and practices for our at-risk students? What new approaches will open doors for them to succeed? Join your colleagues as one of nation’s leading consultants on inclusionary practices presents the major themes, provides strategies and practical tools, and addresses tough questions from a nationwide audience about the underlying causes of racial and ethnic disproportionality in special education.
Trying to modify behavior in the typical reactive mode has not proven effective. Students who need help the most benefit least from discipline as usual. It’s time to transform our thinking and our practices so at-risk students can achieve. The Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS) model does just that. Collaborative and Proactive Solutions are described by Dr. Ross Greene in his influential books The Explosive Child, Lost at School, and the recently released Lost and Found. We’ll take a close look at the CPS model and show why it has been associated with dramatic reductions in adult-child conflict, challenging behaviors, disciplinary referrals, detentions, suspensions, seclusion, and physical, chemical, and mechanical restraints in schools around the world. Join us for this provocative presentation and question and answer session, a powerful and practical conclusion to our three-part series.
Helping at-risk students has become an increasingly complex job for special educators. Amidst the rigor of new curriculum standards and the ever-growing impact of technology, we are challenged to help all students be ready and eager to learn when they enter the classroom. Distractions, fears, and lack of social emotional competence especially impair minority students from gaining what they need from their school experience. Providing effective ways for students to acquire social emotional skills will allow them to succeed with their studies and their lives. Dr. Ed Dunkelblau, a world-renowned expert in SEL will unpack the specific skills, explain why they are important, and during the audience Q&A, you’ll get answers to your questions about how incorporating SEL skill acquisition strategies will empower at-risk students in your schools.