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September 1998 | Volume 56 | Number 1
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The founder of the Open School Movement describes the essentials of a positive classroom climate: emphasis on knowledge, skills, and challenge—and absolutely no humiliation of students.
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J. Merrell Hansen and John Childs
What makes a high school an inviting place to learn? Attention to setting, strong academic emphasis, and giving students choices.
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Elizabeth G. Cohen
The acceptance of all students in a group hinges on recognizing their competence.
H. Jerome Freiberg
Surveys of students and observations at school can identify small changes that foster significant improvements.
Kent D. Peterson and Terrence E. Deal
To keep a toxic climate from developing, leaders must uncover core values and pay attention to symbolic messages.
A systemic approach to solving problems of violence is the basis of a program called Respect and Protect.
Marilyn E. Gootman
For students who frequently find themselves in detention, a nonjudgmental approach can help them become more responsible.
Mara Sapon-Shevin, Anne Dobbelaere, Cathleen Corrigan, Kathleen Goodman and Mary Mastin
Teachers test the rule that prohibits exclusion—“You Can't Say You Can't Play”—and report on how students of different ages respond.
A librarian tells kids and adults how to follow their passions and showcase their strengths.
Jillian N. Lederhouse
From threats of violence to emotional insecurity—many students carry burdens of fear into our classrooms.
To counteract bullying on the playground, an elementary school formed cross-grade level partnerships for children and teachers.
Patricia A. Kelly, Sheron Brown, Anitra Butler, Pelah Gittens, Celia Taylor and Patricia Zeller
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Elizabeth A. Hebert
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High school geology students ignite elementary students' interest as they learn to direct their own learning about the popular subject of dinosaurs.
Chris Liska Carger
Folktales and art projects weave a spell that unites preservice teachers with urban adolescents.
Catherine Sullivan-DeCarlo, Karol DeFalco and Verdell Roberts
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William A. Owings and Susan Magliaro
Why retention is not the route to student achievement.
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