Diversity and tolerance workshops
Paradigm Group International, a leading professional development company with more than 500 clients in the education marketplace, is providing diversity and tolerance workshops for educational communities. The workshops prepare teachers, adminsitators, and parents to infuse tolerance into their contact with young people and teach about diversity. These workshops fall under most state “action plans” for school safety planning, Paradigm said.
You Can Handle Them All
This web site provides educators with a complete, step-by-step approach to handling student misbehavior in school. An overview of behavioral problems examines the root causes of misbehavior, and an index of behaviors shows you how to apply the site’s four-step discipline model to more than 100 specific types of problems. According to the site’s creator, a company called The MASTER Teacher, the discipline model contained in this web site will help you understand how to handle discipline concerns effectively and keep yourself in control of the situation, while enabling you and your colleagues to work together for a mutually satisfying solution to student problems.
New anti-drug web sites
The National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign, a new five-year, $1 billion initiative from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), has sponsored the development of two new web sites designed to change youth attitudes toward drug use. “Freevibe” is a kid’s drug education web site sponsored by ABC/Disney, the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information, and the ONDCP. “A Teacher’s Guide to Freevibe” provides educators with lesson plans, activities, and discussion guides they can use to get anti-drug messages across to their students.
The Freevibe Teacher’s Guide: http:// www.theschoolzone.org/guide n