Topic Objectives

  • Discuss the reality of student dropout rates and possible preventative measures
  • Identify best practices for managing students who attempt to cheat or may be tempted to cheat
  • Discuss the reality and management of school violence and student aggression
  • Discuss how bullying, drug & alcohol abuse, suicide, teen pregnancy, child abuse, homelessness and poverty can affect classroom behavior and ability to learn
  • Today’s family compositions are unique, identify and discuss challenges for single, divorcing, same-sex, two-working parent and other family situations that affect students
  • Become familiar with terms such as self-monitoring, self-perception, cognitive dissonance, socioeconomic status (SES), generational poverty and cyber bullying