Let’s think about teacher-student relationships

By Douglas Fisher, Dominique Smith, and Nancy Frey We all generally know that teachers should work to maintain healthy relationships with their students. It’s logical and reasonable. There is even research suggesting that positive teacher-student relationships improve achievement. For example, see John Hattie’s meta-analyses, indicating that the effect size is .72. Effect size describes how …
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Should complex trauma qualify as a disability?

By Eric Rossen A lawsuit against Compton Unified School District (Calif.) will address whether youth experiencing complex trauma should qualify for special education services as students with a disability. The outcome of this lawsuit has the potential to shift how schools operate, particularly those in communities with high student exposure to stress and adversity. Considering …
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Follow the data to frame new questions

Is anybody listening?

Where are the blocks?