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Safe, Orderly and Healthy Schools

Leading  the Way: AFT-WV Advances School Safety Measures

Leading the Way: AFT-WV Advances School Safety Measures
The American Federation of Teachers-West Virginia (AFT-WV) passed safe schools legislation in March 2008. By conducting a case study examining the event and the circumstances surrounding it, this report reveals the strategies AFT-WV employed to ensure successful passage of the legislation. This report also highlights the ways in which the union can achieve power.  (June 2009)

Classroom Tips: Behavior Management

Classroom Tips: Behavior-Management Techniques for Safe Schools
The AFT has developed a series of brochures, called Classroom Tips, to assist educators in the classroom and beyond. These concise publications will be an effective and useful addition to your back-to-school and throughout-the-year organizing campaigns. "Behavior-Management Techniques" offers tips on preventing problem behavior and providing safe learning environments. (April 2009)

Building  Minds, Minding Buildings Greenguide

Building Minds, Minding Buildings:
Our Union's Road Map to Green and Sustainable Schools
This is the second report from the Building Minds, Minding Buildings campaign. It provides information to arm our affiliates in their efforts to promote green school construction and maintenance, and outlines the AFT's recommendations for building or renovating healthy, high performing schools. (January 2009)

Safe and Orderly Schools posters

Safe and Orderly Schools Posters
Post these colorful posters in your school's staff lounge, on the union bulletin board or wherever else is appropriate. Contact the AFT for bulk pricing. Print size is 24" x 18"(June 2008)

Managing Student Behavior for School-Based Secretaries

Managing Student Behavior for School-Based Secretaries
Tips for school secretaries on handling student discipline issues. (2007)

 

Managing Student Behavior for School Bus Drivers Managing Student Behavior for School Bus Drivers
Tips for school bus drivers on handling school discipline issues. (2007)

Building  Minds, Minding Buildings Crumbling Schools

Building Minds, Minding Buildings:
Turning Crumbling Schools into Environments for Learning
This report provides an overview of the condition of schools, the affect of those conditions on the ability of students to learn and staff to do their jobs; and outlines action for the AFT and our affiliates at the national, state and local level. (December 2006)

Tips  for Student Discipline

Tips for Student Discipline
Here are some specific tips that can help you establish, maintain or restore order in the classroom, many of which can be used on the school bus, the playground, or any other place where school employees supervise students. (1999)