Making Your School Safe: Strategies to Protect Children and Promote Learning

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Teachers College Press, Apr 28, 2007 - Education - 124 pages

In this practical manual, the authors demonstrate the important relationship between social emotional and ethical education and school safety. They combine traditional crisis management and emergency planning with all of the principles that have become the cornerstones of the field of evidence-based, social emotional learning and character education. Featuring real-life examples and best practices, they cover widespread concerns, ranging from student behavioral issues such as bullying and social exclusion to gang-related violence and other tragic events. This essential resource will help schools be proactive in preventing tragedies, as well as effectively reactive when they occur.

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  • Integrates social and emotional learning and character education into the school safety and crisis preparedness planning process.
  • Provides clear guidelines that can be applied by teachers, administrators, parents, security personnel, social workers, and counselors.
  • Acknowledges the roles of all participants in the school community to create and sustain a safe learning environment.

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The Relationship Between Social Emotional Education
Creating a Climate for Social and Emotional Safety
Promoting Social Emotional Competencies

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About the author (2007)

John Devine is the director of the School Safety Project at the Center for Social and Emotional Education in New York. Jonathan Cohen is the co-founder and president of the Center for Social and Emotional Education. He is also adjunct professor at Teachers College, Columbia University and City University of New York.

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