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Nurturing Effective Middle Level Schools

Association for Middle Level Education, 2014. (web resource)

How can middle school leaders promote relationships and improve school climate and student morale? In this Association for Middle Level Education blog post, learn what ingredients create supportive and positive middle level schools.

How to Stop Bullying

ASCD, 2011. (web resource)

An edition of ASCD Express that discusses bullying and how it affects students, and gives advice on how to prevent harassment and create a safe and comfortable learning environment.

What Educators Need to Know About Cyberbullying

ASCD, 2012. (web resource)

A Special Edition Policy Priorities newsletter on cyberbullying curriculum and prevention resources, which includes a special infographic titled "Cyberbullying Legislation by State."

Start School with Breakfast: A Guide to Increasing School Breakfast Participation

National Education Association Health Information Network, n.d. (PDF, 56 pgs.)

This guide is a publication from National Education Association Health Information Network and Share Our Strength that seeks to promote alternative breakfast service models—breakfast in the classroom, grab n’ go and 2nd chance breakfast, among others—to educators, school professionals and those associated with the school community.  Within the guide is information about the benefits of school breakfast, new ways to increase school breakfast participation, useful tools for advocates and success stories from other districts. 

Expanding Your School Breakfast Program

United States Department of Agriculture, 2012. (web resource)

The School Breakfast Toolkit provides you with information to help promote and expand School Breakfast Programs as a way of supporting positive outcomes for children. Many of the materials included on this website are designed to be customized. You can download PowerPoint files, information sheets, letters, and marketing materials and modify them to suit your specific needs.

National School Climate Standards: Benchmarks to Promote Effective Teaching, Learning and Comprehensive School Improvement

National School Climate Center, 2009. (PDF, 21 pgs.)

The Center and the National School Climate Council developed School Climate
Standards to support schools, districts, and states in effectively aligning education
policy with practice. The school climate improvement model is designed to support
K-12 schools in actualizing these standards.  Over 20 national organizations –
including ASCD – have endorsed the Standards.
 

ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs

American School Counselor Association (ASCA), 2012 (web resource)

 The ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs outlines the components of a comprehensive school counseling program and brings school counseling professionals together around one vision and voice, which creates unity and focus on student achievement.

Recommendations on Helpful Ways for School Professionals and Families to Talk about Mental Health Related Concerns

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and coalition partners, 2007. (PDF, 2 pgs.)

Developed by a national coalition of parents, educators, mental health professionals, and physicians, this tip sheet helps educators and families talk together about children's mental health issues.

Move It! And Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes School Kit

National Diabetes Education Program American Indian Work Group, 2006. (PDF, 24 pgs.)

Encourage physical activity in the school setting to help reduce risk for diabetes among youth using fact sheets, customizable posters and newsletter items, resources, and activity ideas.

Healthy and Ready to Learn

Educational Leadership, ASCD, 2005. (web article, available for purchase)

Former Surgeon General David Satcher describes the link between health and academic achievement, and urges schools to play a role in better health.

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