Promoting Engagement and Motivation in The Middle School Classroom 4 Part Series
Session 1- Making the Case for Evidence-Based Practices
August 25, 2021
Promoting engagement and motivation in the middle school classroom can be challenging, even more so as students are returning to the classroom in person. This four-part webinar series will describe a set of simple yet powerful practices that, when used consistently by teachers, can enhance engagement and motivation in middle school. Teachers and staff will learn simple practices to activate the Social Development Strategy, a proven approach to promoting healthy outcomes, in a school setting. This series will highlight each of the practices described in the practice guide, Promoting Evidence-Based Practices to Promote Agency in Middle School Students: Simple practices to activate the Social Development Strategy in a school setting.
Sally Chapman M.Ed., is an educational consultant, working with the SDRG for the past 15 years on evidence-based programs for schools. Formerly, she was the executive director of an education company, a director of new product development for the education association ASCD, a curriculum and staff development director for a public school district, and a teacher in elementary and middle school classrooms. She holds a certificate in nonprofit management from Georgetown University, a master’s degree in educational policy and administration from the University of Kansas, and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Buena Vista University.
Kevin Haggerty, MSW, PhD., is a Professor in the UW School of Social Work and the Co-Director of the NW PTTC. He has directed the school-based intervention, the Raising Healthy Children study. Along with colleges in the UW College of Education and the Washington Office of Public Instruction, he has assembled a series of evidence-based practices to promote positive social and emotional development in middle school. Dr. Haggerty is the Director of the Social Development Research Group where he has conducted training for parents, teachers and community members and has focused on interventions to promote well-being and prevent substance misuse for the past 36 years.
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