Tag Archives | school climate

Student behavior is better understood in context

Educator Ted Kolderie expressed in the Star Tribune a response to Katherine Kersten’s commentary about discipline problems in St. Paul Schools: To Fix Student Behavior, First Fix Schools. He offers success stories of how improved climate and curriculum directly influence student behavior; “It should be easy to see whether a different approach to learning — along […]

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St. Paul teachers threaten strike over school violence: St. Paul district said union ideas would cost too much

James Walsh, Star Tribune, December 10, 2015 Video (01:12):  St. Paul Public Schools superintendent Valeria Silva responded to the teacher union’s request for mediation with the district, a prerequisite for a strike. To the president of the St. Paul Federation of Teachers — and the union’s 3,800 members — the issue of school safety is […]

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How much violence is there against Minnesota teachers?

Dan Baumann, Pioneer Press, December 9, 2015 Link here for graphs and charts Minnesota and Wisconsin lag behind the rest of the nation on teacher safety, according to data from the U.S. Department of Education. More than 6 percent of Minnesota teachers were reported to have been physically attacked by students during the 2011-12 school year, […]

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Campaign makes sure students don’t eat alone

Jessica Bock, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, February 19, 2015t. Louis Post-Dispatch Ugh, middle school. There’s awkwardness, cliques and bullying. The challenges of preadolescence. Low-self esteem, or maybe too much self-esteem. It can all collide in the cafeteria and leave some kids feeling invisible if they don’t fit in at any one particular table. What difference could it […]

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