Anne Baker

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A South LA high school’s journey back from the brink

Augustus F. Hawkins High, which is situated at the crossroads of multiple gang territories, almost died at its birth. A commitment to restorative …

Education

#EvalTuesdayTip: Communications MEL toolkit

Khulisa uses this Communications Monitoring, Evaluating & Learning (MEL) Toolkit to improve our communication practices and monitoring use and …

Exclusions. Last resort or first thought?

<b>I don’t say this lightly but….</b><p>Zero-tolerance and no excuses culture in schools is having a devastating effect on inclusion, reasonable adjustments, …

Death to the Behavior Chart! 3 Reasons to Resist the Lure of Punishments and Rewards

First Person<p>—Photo by Flickr user cchana, licensed under Creative Commons.<p>Imagine this: You’re sitting in a faculty meeting, bored and tired. As your …

Addressing Blame Culture in your School is Vital…for Pupils and Teachers

<p><strong>Recently I mismanaged my diary. The meeting everyone else had down for a certain date, I had down for a month later. I instantly felt …

The Power of With

As humans, we are hard wired to want to connect and to belong. Restorative Practice believes we need to be explicit in how we build theses …

Behavior

School Discipline Reform: Hard Lessons from the Front Lines | The Thomas B. Fordham Institute

In recent years, the school discipline pendulum has swung wildly, as policymakers, opinion-shapers, and interest groups have struggled over an …

Transformation is the global agenda

As you may know, I spent the end of the 2017 school year visiting schools in the UK and Scandinavia. Their challenges are the same as the ones faced …

Innovation

Researching Catholic Education - Contemporary Perspectives | Sean Whittle

This book presents a range of perspectives on the current state of Catholic education in the opening decades of the twenty-first century. All of the …

When Classroom Technology Impedes Student Learning

My big concern is that today's frenzied enthusiasm for computer-assisted "personalized learning" will lead us to heedlessly charge into some …

Education Technology

8 out of 10 learners still cannot read at appropriate level

8 out of 10 learners still cannot read at appropriate level<p>5 December 2017<p>The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2016 report …

Program Evaluation: Simplifying The Program Evaluation Process

Teaching of synthetic phonics in Australia based on flawed evidence

What is phonics for? Where does it fit into an overall pedagogy of literacy? Without clear answers to these questions, the contestants in the phonics …

Respond to Workplace Bullying with the Power of Story and Voice

In Joseph Campbell’s seminal work, <i>The Hero with a Thousand Faces</i>, he discusses how life’s tragedies remind us of that which is fragile and life’s …

Parents can’t hit their children - it’s unconstitutional‚ court rules

The common law defence of reasonable chastisement of children at home is unconstitutional and is no longer applicable in our law.

Judiciary

More than a million learners subjected to violence at school

More than one million school pupils experienced violence such as bullying‚ corporal punishment or assault at school‚ the Department of Basic …

Education

Rome conference to address safeguarding children online

Rome, Italy, May 31, 2017 / 11:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- An international congress in Rome this autumn will bring together experts to focus on the …

How to Devise a Winning School Vision

I remember it very clearly, the day that I came to understand the importance of knowing how to devise a winning school vision. It was the first time …