From supporting students with special learning needs to improving test scores, expanding parental support, and reducing classroom disruptions, you're likely working harder than ever to help your students succeed.
Add to that the tasks of managing ever-growing class sizes and dealing with piles of paperwork, and it might seem almost impossible to accomplish everything AND enjoy your job.
To help YOU succeed, we're sharing some of our most popular resources of 2015. These top articles reached thousands of changemakers like you. Check them out, and pass them on!
1. 10 Ways to Reduce Bullying in Your School
From humiliation to death threats, school bullying is an epidemic. But there are steps you can take to prevent it—and STOP it.
2. New Online Course! The Angry Smile
Do you work with passive-aggressive kids? Do you need to sharpen your intervention skills? This quick and informative course can help!
3. The Traumatic Effects of Bullying on Children
The effects of bullying extend far beyond the classroom and deep into adulthood. School principal Dr. Terry Ehiorobo shares steps your school can take to stop harassment and abuse.
4. How to Talk a Student Down From Violence
A 10-year-old boy is threatening to kill everyone in the room. What this school safety assistant does next might surprise you, and it prevents everyone from getting hurt.
5. 65+ Awesome Apps for Autism
Which apps work best? Check out this list of tried-and-true apps, tested by teachers, behavior interventionists, therapists, and others who support individuals with ASD.
6. Restraint Reduction and CPI training
CPI is restraint training, right? Actually, we teach that the safest restraint is the one that’s never used. Learn how you can prevent and reduce the use of restraint.
7. Trauma-Informed Care Resources
When a child has survived a traumatic event, their behavior is affected by what they’ve been through. These resources will help you help students who need your trauma-informed response.
8. Positive Behavior Support (PBIS) Resources
From online training modules to technical assistance for states and districts, these resources are designed to help you implement PBIS with success.
9. My Top 10 Ed Tools for Kids With Autism
Special educator Laura Merkle has 10 favorite teaching resources—from apps to sensory toys to AugComm tools and more.
10. The Kids in This Video Explain How They Calm Down When They're Upset
These kindergartners have a go-to strategy we could all use!
Want more? Browse the education
section of the CPI blog. Also check out the Top 10 Resources for Crisis Prevention
Thank you for all you do to help your students succeed. From all of us at CPI, we wish you Happy Holidays and a safe and successful 2016!