We can use research-proven practices
to build engaging, rigorous, and equitable schools
in which all students thrive.
To be successful at this, we have to understand
why our students behave the way they do.
That means reading—not just reacting to—adolescent behaviors.
The good news: when we interpret teen behaviors accurately, we optimize classroom management and school discipline strategies, and we strengthen our relationships with kids and families.
As it turns out, this interpretive work isn’t that difficult,
and it’s even a little fun.
Let’s do this!