International Center for Leadership in Education: Pause & React tool 

While we focus on creating a positive environment in the classroom and school, it’s important to notice when students are struggling, not responding in their usual manner or stop engaging in the school community. Download and share the Pause & React tool from International Center for Leadership in Education which walks users through five steps and corresponding …

The Role of Advisory in Personalizing the Secondary Experience.

To help you and your team create a system that works for your district, read The Role of Advisory in Personalizing the Secondary Experience. The article from Getting Smart gives five core elements for an effective system and other useful tips and resources. 

The Value of Out-of-School Time Programs

For perspectives on the multiple benefits of Out of School (OST) time programs for both students and families, download The Value of Out-of-School Time Programs (OST) from the Wallace Foundation. Check out pages 6 – 10 for information linking OST program content to primary and secondary student outcomes. 

Peace Learning Center: Introduction to Restorative Practices 

Download Introduction to Restorative Practices from Peace Learning Center for additional insights into the benefits of circles and the need for Principal and administration vision, staff buy in and professional development to support the effort.  

Getting to Work on Summer Learning Recommended Practices for Success

Rand’s second edition Getting to Work on Summer Learning provides recommendations for district leaders and their partners who are interested in launching or improving summer learning programs    Key suggestion: Commit in the fall to a summer program and begin planning and recruiting instructors by January.