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Randy Sprick's Safe & Civil Schools Spring Newsletter

April 21, 2004


RANDY SPRICK'S SAFE & CIVIL SCHOOLS NEWSLETTER
May 2004

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BEHAVIORAL TIP FROM RANDY SPRICK

Never Give Up

You may never know the extent to which you touch students' lives. As you approach the end of the year, it is easy to let your behavioral support of the most difficult students slide. However, the last few weeks of school will be the time that students remember.

In resiliency studies, adults who have thrived, despite high-risk childhoods, consistently report that there was someone—a family member or teacher—who never gave up on them.

It is critical for you to continue your conscious efforts to provide positive attention to appropriate behavior and efforts, while continuing to provide mild corrective feedback. The end-of-the-year message for all school staff is never give up on any student.

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SCHOOLWIDE IMPROVEMENTS AT THE SECONDARY LEVEL

High behavioral success—sustained and replicated

Behavioral problems in secondary schools are solvable! Foundations has made a significant difference in Medford, Oregon. Read all about it...

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INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF THE SAFE & CIVIL SCHOOLS SERIES

Communique, the newspaper of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), published an extensive review of the Safe & Civil Schools series in the March 2004 issue. The review concludes:

The Safe & Civil Schools series is an impressive volume of resources: it is well-researched, comprehensive and, for the most part, user friendly. It provides support and concrete strategies for a range of behavioral needs at every level—individual, classroom and system-wide. ... Overall, I would consider the resources reviewed herein as timely, thorough and promising tools for improving the learning environments of our schools.

To read the entire review, visit the NASP website.

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For improved performance at your school next year, visit http://www.safeandcivilschools.com this year.

The staff at Safe & Civil Schools wishes you a relaxing and enjoyable summer!