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    A Suicide Prevention Program for Adventist Schools Grade 9-Tertiary
    An epidemic of teenage suicide necessitates a comprehensive approach that involves the family, school, and community resources. The pressures and changes experienced in adolescence contribute to this problem. Suicidal teens perceive themselves to be helpless,...

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    A Tight Budget Approach to Gifted Education Kindergarten-Grade 10
    Meeting the needs of gifted students may seem challenging to teachers, administrators, and parents if the school's tight budget prevents acquisition of programs necessary to insure student success. This article presents alternatives to the common practice...

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    Child Study Teams Preschool-Grade 12
    A descriptive overview of child study teams that focuses on devising ways of meeting the special needs students may have, and providing solutions to problems that require intervention from specialized personnel.

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    Classroom Management and Discipline Without Distress Preschool-Grade 12
    This 2012 NAD presentation focuses on discipline and classroom management strategies that teachers and administrators can use to enhance the growth and development of students. Areas of emphasis include: Establishing a culture of learning; Setting the tone...

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    Cooperating for Success - Cooperative Learning Benefits Teachers and Students Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Cooperative learning can be incorporated in multi-grade settings if several steps are followed. First the teacher must make a commitment to stay with cooperative learning long enough to become proficient at it. Second, go slowly. Third, have someone to whom...

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    Curbing Violence in Schools - Implications for Christian Educators Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "A safe and supportive school environment is necessary for enhancing and nurturing students’ gifts, talents, and abilities. Within the last ten years, however, there has been a dramatic increase in violent confrontations within school environments...

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    Dealing with Moral Issues Grade 11-Lifelong
    What is a moral issue? A moral issue can be defined as a problem, dilemma or condition resulting from a direct threat to the three fundamental constituents of the moral structure of life which are: human nature, human moral values, and human rights. This means...

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    Destructive Anger Among Adolescents - Prevention and Management Strategies for Educators Grade 7-Grade 12
    This article outlines anger triggers and risk factors for excessive anger in adolescents. The authors provide classroom-based anger management approaches including strategies to prevent and contain angry outbursts, strategies for crisis intervention in small...

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    Domestic Violence - An Important Social Issue for Schools Preschool-Grade 12
    "Teachers and school communities can have a positive impact on the lives of students who live in homes where domestic violence occurs. By understanding the dynamics involved and the impacts of domestic violence on children and young people,...

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    Eleven Suggestions for Improving Discipline in the Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The number one problem facing classrooms today is discipline. In addressing this issue, the author presents eleven suggestions, in the area of classroom management, that teachers should consider. Sub-headings include: Show Genuine Love and Concern; Help Students...

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    Helping a Child Cope with a Sick Mom or Dad Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Written by a mom with disabilities, this article shows how difficult life can be for children whose parents are ill or disabled. These students often deal with issues other children do not understand.

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    Impression or Perception? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    There is often a reason for classroom misbehavior, however sometimes a teacher's patience is taxed under the pressure of handling the situation, and determining why a student is misbehaving is the last concern. Mary Wong discusses the importance of not jumping...

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    JAE Legal Update: Sexual Misconduct/Child Abuse: A Preventative Approach Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Ruth Parish shares information intended to minimize allegations of sexual abuse by individuals who work with children and young adults, either as volunteers or employees. Included in her discussion are the benefits and risk of touch and avoiding misunderstandings.

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    Preventing Misbehavior by Helping Students Achieve Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Very often, students who misbehave in class do so because they aren't working at grade level and are too frustrated to try. Teachers should strive to enhance student achievement by making sure the material is presented in an understandable form. Teachers should...

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    Sample Student Handbook Policies - Pacific Union Conference Preschool-Grade 12
    Reference this document when developing a school handbook for an Adventist school. Sections to include in North America Division schools are included. Some sections can be used verbatim and other sections refer to information from the Pacific...

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    Teaching the Exceptional Child, Part 2: Meeting the Challenge of the Learning Disabled Child Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article explores the differences between learning disabilities (LD) and other exceptionalities by examining various definitions, historical backgrounds, and federal regulations that establish a criteria for identifying learning disabilities. At the conclusion...

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    Teaching the Older Student with Learning Disabilities Grade 9-Grade 12
    Teenagers' incomplete homework, behavior problems, and bad attitudes are often coverups for academic difficulties. The following should be taken into account when working with older students: feelings of frustration, bypass strategies, teaching previously...

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    Understanding the Student with Attention Deficit Disorder, Part I Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A comprehensive overview of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a biological condition over which the child has no control. Children with ADHD often have trouble staying seated, paying attention, working independently, completing tasks, and following...

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    What Are We Going to do With That Child? Allergies and Learning Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Environmental factors that influence children's disruptive behavior, aggression, hyperactivity, and learning problems. How food and seasonal allergies affects behavior and success at school. Advice for the teacher, ways to eliminate classroom allergens, structuring...

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    Working with Challenging Behaviors in Preschool 0-2 years-Kindergarten
    Read the presentation of this 2018 NAD convention breakout session, which identified "typical behaviors of preschool ages based on the work of Dr. Arnold Gesell in order to identify atypical behaviors. Presenter [discussed] several philosophies of behavior...