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Safe & Civil Schools
Discussion About Race and Education

SESSIONS 1 and 2: Tuesday, July 21, 2020


We work with Black leaders to examine the forces in our schools that have systemically held back our Black students and discuss meaningful actions educators can take to create environments where students of color can thrive.

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Session 1 in the series featured the following panelists:

Dr. Jonli Tunstall
Senior leadership of Academic Advancement Program at UCLA


Kris Terry-Key
Senior Director of African American Achievement and Equity for Green Dot Public Schools, CA


Dr. Justyn Patterson
Director of the UCLA Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) and UCLA BruinCorps


Stephen Minix
Managing Director of Strategic Partnerships for UpMetrics


Dr. Randy Sprick, Jacob Edwards, and Jessica Sprick will moderate the discussion as we work to deepen our commitment at Safe & Civil Schools to engage in social justice and antiracist actions.

Webinar Archives

With schools closed to help address the COVID-19 crisis, educators and families are being asked to tackle a new and different learning experience. Safe & Civil Schools developed several free webinars to help you adapt to this new reality. VIEW ALL

Welcoming the Kids Back! Reinvigorating the Positive School Climate

Presented by Susan J. Isaacs
While there are many unanswered questions, one thing is certain: Students will need us, as educators, to be guiding forces, calming influences, and effective teachers. Students will return to school in some way, either physically, remotely, or some sort of hybrid. Whatever the form school takes, students will need rigorous instruction paired with a welcoming and supportive setting. This webinar will provide specific tips on structuring your entire school and each classroom for success while meeting your students' basic need for a safe, welcoming, and nurturing environment.

The Tough Kid Book and Tool Box — Classic and New Interventions: Release of the Third Edition

Presented by William R. Jenson
This webinar will provide an overview of the new third editions of The Tough Kid Book and The Tough Kid Tool Box, with an emphasis on practicality and effective, positive interventions for Tough Kids. These are the very interventions needed for Tough Kids returning to schools from COVID-19 shutdowns. Learn about classic concepts and evidence-based interventions covered in the original Tough Kid Series, such as the definition of a Tough Kid, the coercion cycle and how to stop it, Mystery Motivators, Precision Requests, Teacher Pleaser Social Skills program, and many others.

The MAgic Is in the instruction, part 1

Presented by Anita Archer
Applying the Principles of Explicit Instruction to ONLINE Teaching of Strategies, Concepts, and Vocabulary Terms

The Magic Is in the instruction, part 2

Presented by Anita Archer
Applying the Principles of Explicit Instruction to ONLINE Teaching of Facts, Knowledge and Content-Area Passage Reading

Positive and Productive Childcare While the Kids Are Not in School

Presented by Randy Sprick
As parents, there are times our children drive us crazy! In this time of rapid change and, for most of us, some kind of confinement at home, this can be especially true. Getting through the day can become tense, and we can be unsure about how to discipline our children.
Randy Sprick is a parent (and yes, sometimes his children drive him crazy), a grandparent, and a world leader in effective behavior management. He covers things you can do to help your children learn to behave better and become more independent and responsible. 

You will learn that you are already doing many things exactly right and add strategies for making things better!  Come and join us for a fun and entertaining session.

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