Why Do Schools Need to Hire a Racially Diverse Teaching Staff?

Why Do Schools Need to Hire a Racially Diverse Teaching Staff?

As part of the recent “Black Lives Matter at School” movement, we’ve seen many opinion pieces published about why various educators believe schools need better representation of people of color among their teaching staff. But is there any evidence that having a...
How to implement MTSS and Culturally Responsive PBIS in your school to promote equity and reduce the opportunity gap

How to implement MTSS and Culturally Responsive PBIS in your school to promote equity and reduce the opportunity gap

Last week, we took a look at the research  supporting the use of Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) and Culturally Responsive Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) as methods for promoting equity and reducing the achievement gap in schools. This...
Checklist: Establish classroom management, routines, and rituals with students in the first few weeks of school

Checklist: Establish classroom management, routines, and rituals with students in the first few weeks of school

Have you ever found yourself in the middle of the school year, realizing your class seems completely out of control? Unfortunately, once students have been allowed to exhibit inappropriate behaviors, it’s extremely difficult to turn things around in your...