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Choi, J. Hoon; McCart, Amy – SWIFT Education Center, 2021
A significant body of research clearly indicates that when students with disabilities are meaningfully included in general education classrooms and schools, academic and social outcomes improve for students with and without disabilities. However, bringing this research to practice poses practical considerations for school leaders, including which…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Inclusion, Educational Environment, Students with Disabilities
SWIFT Education Center, 2020
School closures due to the COVID-19 virus have presented schools with the responsibility to make unprecedented decisions, and have brought many deep-seated equity issues in the U.S. education system to light. Now, more than ever, it is evident that outdated, one-size-fits-all approaches to education exclude the most vulnerable students, creating…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Equal Education, Intervention, Positive Behavior Supports
SWIFT Education Center, 2020
Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS) behavioral instruction includes classroom practices supporting social and emotional learning, which in turn support student academic, behavioral, and emotional success. The study summarized in this research to practice brief, "The Promise of Restorative Practices to Transform Teacher-Student Relationships…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Positive Behavior Supports, Teacher Student Relationship, Discipline
McCart, A. B.; Choi, J. H. – SWIFT Education Center, 2020
Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) is a framework within which schools provide evidence-based instruction and support to all students aligned with their identified needs. When social and emotional learning (SEL) is embedded within MTSS, it offers a foundation to support learning in ways that address the full array of student need. In 2016, the…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Positive Behavior Supports, Academic Achievement
SWIFT Education Center, 2020
Support of students' social and emotional learning plays an important role in a Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS). The study by Schumacher (2014) summarized in this research to practice brief, "Talking Circles for Adolescent Girls in an Urban High School: A Restorative Practices Program for Building Friendships and Developing Emotional…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Females, High School Students, Urban Schools
SWIFT Education Center, 2017
Rittel and Webber (1973) wrote, "The search for scientific bases for confronting problems of social policy is bound to fail, because the nature of these problems. They are 'wicked' problems, whereas science has developed to deal with 'tame problems'" (p. 155). Thus, a wicked problem is one where the solution is bound up in its…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Inclusion, Educational Change, Disabilities