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    Reduce overall suspensions and improve student academic and social functioning by transforming how you use suspensions from ‘time away’ to ‘time engaged’.

    Learn how to create a setting with high expectations and low tolerances with a focus on improving both the academic and behavioral functioning of students requiring higher levels of support.

    The Positive Alternatives to Suspension workshop was modeled on real-life programs proven to reduce chronic misbehavior while keeping kids in a healthy, structured environment where they can learn skills for future success.

    This learning is ideal for administrators looking to create an in-school environment that focuses on both academic and social skill teaching to address the social-emotional learning needs of their students rather than rely on traditional suspension consequences that remove students from school.

    Training Benefits
      Develop a plan to implement an alternative to suspension program in your school/district

      Expand your understanding of suspensions, expulsions, and alternative suspension programs

      Acquire tools and strategies to support students’ social and emotional growth

      Reduce disproportionality in suspensions

      Improve students’ problem-solving and social and emotional skills

    Choose Your Training Method

      Two-day Virtual Live Training
      In this live, interactive virtual experience, you will learn and practice practical strategies to address the behavioral, academic, and social/emotional learning needs of your students.
      Two-Day In Person Training
      Our in-person training option offers a highly-interactive workshop where experienced instructors will equip you with practical strategies to address the behavioral, academic, and social/emotional learning needs of your students.
    Two-day Virtual Live Training
    In this live, interactive virtual experience, you will learn and practice practical strategies to address the behavioral, academic, and social/emotional learning needs of your students.
    Two-Day In Person Training
    Our in-person training option offers a highly-interactive workshop where experienced instructors will equip you with practical strategies to address the behavioral, academic, and social/emotional learning needs of your students.
    Teaching social skills to students is the foundation for achievement and success. It is as necessary as academics.
    Matt Williams, Assistant Principal, Phoenix AZ, Boys Town Partner since 2011
    The Well-Managed Schools training was helpful, interactive and engaging!
    Teacher, Goff Jr. High School, Pawtucket RI
    The WMS philosophy is great! It will definitely help reduce unwanted/inappropriate behaviors that students are exhibiting at a high rate since they returned from the pandemic/virtual learning.
    Educator, Ysleta Independent School District, El Paso, TX

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