Improving STEM Achievement

At the start of the new school year, the district’s leadership team notes a drop in enrollment due to middle and high school students leaving to attend a more progressive district nearby. A state report shows that about half of the district’s college enrollees are dropping out or failing in their first year of post-secondary […]

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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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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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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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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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