Culture and Community

Resources for educators and school personnel

Topics relating to culture and community, including emotionally safe schools, school climate, the role of schools in society, increasing positivity, promoting social and emotional growth, health and safety issues, the school environment, bullying, and problem solving.

articles, handouts, and blogs | products | podcasts | presentations

 Articles, handouts, and blogs

7 Steps to Bully-Proofing Kids by Naomi Drew
An Alternative to Advice Giving: Asking questions to guide problem solving
Appreciating Diversity: What kids are really learning
Are We Still Guilty of Gender Stereotyping? Self-assessment survey
Back to the Future? Not so Much, Thank You
Building Your Classroom Community

Bullying Checklist for Kids by Naomi Drew
The Challenge of Setting Boundaries
Children at Risk: Common characteristics and family patterns
Creating Kindness: Doing good whether it does any good or not
Dealing with Difficult Colleagues

The Dignity Stance
The Discipline Trap
Expert on Bullying Discusses Ways to Reduce the Problem
Healthy vs. Unhealthy Friendships
Improving Student Behavior Through School Climate— It’s not about the Rules
Industrial Age vs. Information Age (Classrooms and Schools)
Is Your School an Emotionally Safe Place? Survey
Jane Bluestein Discusses Emotionally Safe Schools: Interview
The Myth of the Self-Esteem “Myth”
Non-Supportive Responses to Avoid: Yes, these really do make things worse!
Perfectionism vs. The Healthy Pursuit of Excellence

Pretty and Popular: Bias and Discrimination in Schools
The School as a Dysfunctional Family
Stressful or Painful School Experiences: Events that can compromise emotional safety and learning
Teacher Self-Assessment
Testing, Testing…: The impact of high-stakes testing on school climate
Understanding Schools in Context
Ways to Improve the School’s Social Culture
What’s Wrong with I-Messages?
Win-Win Ideas for Administrators
“You Belong” poem by Naomi Drew

Products

Book: Becoming a Win-Win Teacher
Book: The Book of Article Reprints
Book: Classroom Management
Book: The Complete Book of Handouts
Book: Creating Emotionally Safe Schools
Book: High School’s Not Forever
Book: Mentors, Masters and Mrs. MacGregor: Stories of Teachers Making a Difference
Book: The Win-Win Classroom
Book: The Win-Win Classroom Facilitator’s Guide

Audio: Practical Strategies for Working Successfully with Difficult Students
Audio: TeacherTapes (mp3 download)

Video: Connecting with Students, Connecting with Parents
Video: Creating Emotionally Safe Schools
Video: Responsibility, Respect, and Relationships 

Articles: Individual article reprints for educators, counselors, parents, and general interest.

Stationery Item: Elementary Booster Shots reproducible black-line masters for elementary kids
Stationery Item: Secondary Booster Shots reproducible black-line masters for secondary kids
Stationery Item: “Pads” on the Back

Free download: “Pads” on the Back Templates in multiple languages

Podcasts

The Adversity Connection with Dan Deigan
“Bully” is a Four-Letter Word with Jo Ann Freiberg
The Choice is Yours with Lynn Collins
Compassionate Schools with James Wright
“Constructive Differencing” with Jared Scherz
Creating an Environment of Resiliency in School with David Friedli
The Fragile Learner with Hanoch McCarty
The Future and Art of Drug Education with Jeffrey Wolfsberg
No Kidding About Bullying with Naomi Drew
Perfectionism: What’s Bad About Being Too Good with Dr. Miriam Adderholdt

Presentations

Are Your Colleagues Driving You Crazy? Building Bridges with Difficult People in Your Life
Bearing Witness: Support for Kids in Crisis
Character Counts: Building Relationships that Build Character
Clearing the Hurdles in Challenging Relationships: Eliminating Stress-Producing Obstacles in Relationships
Climate and Connectedness: Keys to Successful Teaching
Conflict in the Classroom: Attacking Problems Not People
Creating Emotionally Safe Schools
: Is Your School an Emotionally Safe Place?
Dealing with Difficult Students: Practical Strategies for Success with Defiant, Defeated, and other At-Risk Kids
Grownups, Kids, and Boundaries: How to Draw the Line
The ‘I-Can’ Classroom: Building for Success and Achievement for ALL Students
“My Brain Doesn’t Work Like That!”: Creating Success with Non-Traditional Learners by Accommodating Learning Differences
“No Really, I’m Fine!” Connecting with Kids in Emotional Distress
Positively Positive at School: Keeping the Focus You Want in your Classroom 
The Win-Win Classroom: A Fresh and Positive Look at Classroom Management
“You Belong” poem by Naomi Drew

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