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As students began returning to the classroom last fall, districts across the country experienced a sharp rise in behavioral problems—including violence. In fact, 66% of educators surveyed at the end of 2021 reported an increase in misbehavior relative to fall 2019, with 44% indicating more threats of violence. The need to address these behaviors places added pressure on teachers already facing serious classroom management challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
To help district and school leaders keep their schools safe and support their students’ well-being, Hanover’s Digital Library provides the following research and resources:
Addressing Behavioral Problems
- Violence Prevention Programs – This report reviews literature examining the efficacy of universal and indicated violence prevention programs at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.
- Toolkit: Conducting School Safety & Security Needs Assessments – This toolkit discusses how to research and develop targeted solutions using data and stakeholder feedback to prioritize right-fit school safety and security needs.
- Tier II Behavior Assessments – This research brief profiles seven behavior assessment tools and highlights additional processes and resources districts can use to monitor student behavior.
- Toolkit: Preventing and Addressing Behavioral Problems in the Elementary Classroom – This toolkit provides elementary school teachers with guidance and resources to improve their classroom management skills, prevent disciplinary issues, and address behavioral problems.
- PBIS Professional Development and Data Monitoring – This report explores trainings for PBIS capacity-building among teachers and staff and reviews metrics used to track student behavior.
Virtual Events & Resources
- Superintendents Leadership Council – The superintendents group met on January 20 to discuss how districts can support school leaders facing increased workloads and pressures during the pandemic. Please click here to view the recording. The superintendents group will meet next on Thursday, March 10th at 8pm ET. Please click here to register, and many thanks to WASA and MASA for co-hosting this event.
- The Current State of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Lessons from the Field – On December 8, Hanover moderated a panel discussing approaches to engaging internal and external community members in productive dialogue around DEI initiatives. Panelists included Mr. Stephen Murley (Superintendent, Green Bay Area Public School District (WI)), Ms. Jinger Haberer (Superintendent, Ellensburg School District (WA)), and Dr. Marcelo Cavazos (Superintendent, Arlington ISD (TX)). Please click here to view the recording.
- Visit our ESSER Resource Center to learn how Hanover can help your district make the most of its ESSER funds by supporting program planning, learning loss recovery, and social-emotional learning.