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Old 09-22-2019, 11:42 AM
 
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My school is a mess when it comes to this. We are currently using 2 different programs and are probably adding a third. It'd be nice if we could all decide on 1 program and use it district wide. I just saw a news report talking about Flint's educational system in crisis due to the increase in special ed population, linking that to lead poisoning

There is a program that I came across last year that looks promising. It is free and has lesson plans/activities for each grade level. It was started by a Sandy Hook mother.
https://www.jesselewischooselove.org/

One thing that has been successful in our school has been implementing a Cloverbud 4-H program after school. The principal wrote a grant to fund the program. The program targeted Tier 2 behavior students. We ran the program for 2 months in May and June, 2x/week. Then we had 8 sessions over the summer. When we tracked behavior via discipline referrals, we saw a decrease of 40% in just the 2 months that the program ran. I think the key to the program was having enough adult supervision and giving them opportunities to practice self-discipline and conflict resolution strategies.
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