Applying Effective Classroom Management

In this simulation, you will play the role of a middle school teacher who must address classroom challenges by encouraging teamwork and partnerships and building interpersonal teacher-student communication. You’ll be able to reflect on how you apply social-emotional skills to your classroom management. Key Characters: Disruptive student Counselor Homeroom teacher Parents New Teacher Coordinator Trade-offs […]

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Respect in the School Environment

In this simulation, you play the role of a middle school teacher who must address the challenges of integrating a new student into your classroom after common behavior expectations have been formed. Several scenarios in this simulation will challenge you to build and draw on a culture of respect among students and between you as […]

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Planning for Student Achievement

Assuming the role of the Counseling Chair at a medium-sized middle school (grades 6-8), your objective is to comprehend and implement processes that mitigate truancy. Throughout this simulation, various impacts resulting from absenteeism will be considered. This resource is an excellent starting point to grasp the complexities of absenteeism, foster discussions, weigh tradeoffs, and establish […]

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Star Athlete

A star player on your school’s state championship basketball team is failing your English Composition class. His eligibility for the 2nd semester rests on your decisions regarding handling what turns into an ethical situation. Download Simulation Overviews […]

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Managing Classroom Disruptions

You play the role of an English teacher striving to be effective despite a consistently disruptive student. The student has a reputation among all teachers as disruptive, but you’ve worked with him for some time now and have developed a fragile relationship based on a strong personal connection. You’re nervous about breaking this trust, but […]

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Overcoming Resistance

Stoneybrook Academy is located in an affluent suburb of a large metropolitan area. You have been in this position for the past 4 years and have worked hard to develop credibility and rapport with the faculty and staff. The school’s mission statement was updated last year. After much discussion, the following was added: “The School will prepare students to […]

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Dealing with the Aftermath of a Disciplinary Event

How would you navigate your relationships with various constituents and the reactions to inappropriate student behavior connected to a school-sanctioned event? In this simulation, you are the Head of School at the Harkness Academy and are forced to navigate leadership decisions that impact board members, students, senior leadership, and others after a prominent student commits […]

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Bias in the Hiring Process (GLS)

­In this simulation, you will play the role of the outgoing Superintendent at the Gunderson Community School District. The district is a 3-A system with 3500 students, 500 staff members, 4 Elementary schools, 1 Middle School, and 1 High School. Due to your relatively short tenure as Superintendent, the Board wants a voice in the […]

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Parent-Teacher Conference

The central issue of this sim is communication between a teacher and a parent about the performance of the student. The problem of practice is that parent-teacher conferences can end up being difficult conversations for the teacher if the teacher assumes the conversation is about the performance of the student while the parent wants it […]

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