Administration

Webinar: What Principals Need to Know about Discipline and Students with Disabilities

We all want safe schools, and principals need to keep order-and student with disabilities, including emotional and behavioral disorders, need an education. In this program, you’ll hear about steps and strategies principals and assistant principals need to consider in order to implement whole-school discipline plans. You’ll analyze the rules about discipline for students with disabilities, and discover why they can ...

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The IEP from A to Z

With the skyrocketing diagnoses of ADHD, autism spectrum disorders and related conditions in U.S. schools, there is a growing need for information on creating effective IEPs for exceptional students. The IEP from A to Z: How to Create Meaningful and Measurable Goals and Objectives is a step-by-step guide showing teachers and parents how to get the right education plan in ...

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An Educator’s Guide to Bullying Prevention

Bullying is one of the most serious and pervasive problems in our schools today.  Children who are verbally taunted or attacked physically often refuse to go to school to avoid facing the prospect of bullying, thereby losing out on crucial instructional time and becoming even more emotionally removed from classmates, teachers and the school community. Academic, behavioral and physical problems ...

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Let’s Team Up: A Checklist

This convenient, go-to resource provides an easy-to-use checklist that will help each member of the school team understand what is expected of them, what to expect from each other, and what they can do to contribute to a strong, effective team. The book provides valuable strategies and insights for every member of the instructional team and a basis for strengthening ...

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Webinar: Having Hard Conversations: Addressing Difficult Issues with Parents, Colleagues, and Others

As educators, we are trained and credentialed in how to teach our students-but not in how to work effectively with colleagues, principals, or parents. From time to time, every educator needs to have hard conversations. They may involve giving difficult feedback, delivering unwelcome news, asking for a change in behavior, or giving an apology. And although you may never find ...

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Webinar: What Principals Need to Know about IEPs

The individualized education program (IEP) for students eligible for special education and related services is the foundation for all services. In this program, you’ll analyze the increasingly important role principals play in IEP development, meetings, and implementation. Much more than a paperwork exercise in compliance, the IEP is the foundation for each eligible student’s education for the whole year, and principals ...

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Webinar: What Principals Need to Know to Avoid Special Education Litigation

Principals often lead IEP or multidisciplinary team meetings and meet with parents about students’ progress on goals and objectives-yet most principals do not have training in the basic provisions of special education law or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. This program, designed specifically for principals and assistant principals, gives a concise overview of the basics of special education law. ...

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Webinar: Protecting Children with Disabilities from Abuse: Strategies for Grades K-7

In collaboration with the Division for Communicative Disabilities and Deafness (DCDD) Children with disabilities experience abuse at rates three to four times higher than their nondisabled peers. As children age, their risk for abuse changes as they interact with more people in increasingly diverse contexts. Given the significant, lifelong, negative impact of abuse on children’s learning potential, social behaviors, and ...

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Webinar: Sustaining Effective Practices When Principals Change

An unintended outcome of principal change can be the shifting away from hard-earned implementation of effective practices in instruction and behavior support. While change can be good, it shouldn’t come at the expense of student improvement. Drawing from experience in implementing school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS), this webinar will offer strategies for selecting, implementing and sustaining effective practices ...

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Positive Alternatives to Restraint and Seclusion for Aggressive Kids

Positive Alternatives to Restraint and Seclusion for Aggressive Kids is a system for referral, assessment, planning and intervention with aggressive kids that reduces the use of restraint and seclusion. Document serious behaviors, examine the student’s need for self-regulation skills, choose from lessons, activities and strategies to develop self-regulation skills and track behavior improvement. The manual addresses emotional and behavioral self-control, ...

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Child and Adolescent Suicidal Behavior: School-Based Prevention

Meeting a crucial need, this book distills the best current knowledge on child and adolescent suicide prevention into comprehensive guidelines for school-based practitioners. The author draws on extensive research and clinical experience to provide best-practice recommendations for developing schoolwide prevention programs, conducting risk assessments, and intervening at different levels of intensity with students at risk. Also presented are postvention procedures ...

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