Classroom Mental Health

In a middle-school class that has students with a variety of orientations, you’ll need to address rumored self-harm, slurs in the classroom, and parent concerns while considering what level of support you’ll need. Note that this simulation is designed with embedded feedback. After each of the four key scenarios, participants are prompted to consider aspects […]

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Advanced Program Dilemma

This simulation addresses issues surrounding Advanced Program participation goals and criteria. It seems that current AP participant demographics at Spalding Middle School do not mirror those of the school or community population. In this simulation, you will deal with issues including equity, self-awareness, data analysis and interpretation, communication, advocacy, and time. Your Role: New counselor […]

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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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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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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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Disruptive Teacher

Sample the Simulation  This simulation is based around a collaborative teaching team. There is one teacher on the team, newer to the school but a mid-career teacher, who is “not a team player.” The simulation begins with another teacher on the team coming to the school leader and expressing concern over the way the disruptive […]

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Building Inclusive Classrooms: Positive Learning Environment

Are you ready to face the challenge of continuing to build a positive classroom culture while working with an unengaged learner, and while addressing student behaviors outside of classroom norms? In this simulation, you are a 6th-grade teacher and notice one of your students arrive who is usually energetic and cheerful, but who seems down and disengaged today, […]

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